3D printed Strandbeest robot impresses with ultra-smooth gait

3D printed Strandbeest robot impresses with ultra-smooth gait

A maker named Nicolas Raynaud has made a 3D printed robot inspired by Theo Jansen’s incredible wind-powered Strandbeest mechanisms. The robot has wowed the internet with its ultra-smooth leg movements . When you first see videos of Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest mechanisms, it’s hard to believe they’re real. A network of plastic yellow tubes, pumps, sails, these “self-propelling beach animals” appear half-way between organism and machine, and have rightfully drawn attention from across the globe. Jansen has been perfecting the Strandbeest concept for decades, and his largest creations have won him numerous prizes and accolades. Fortunately, the beauty […]

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