Watch the mesmerizing dance of the kinetic spider robot in this…

We love watching Theo Jansen's kinetic sculpture strandbeests walk about in real life, and it's not hard to imagine them as real, sentient creatures. David Lance agrees, bringing Jansen-like robots to CG life in his beautiful short film The Future Forms of Life, in which prancing robots promenade through a city, and… » 7/29/12 10:30am 7/29/12 10:30am

Meet the Panterragaffe, a Strandbeest walking bicycle

We've seen hamsters ride around in mechanisms inspired by Theo Jansen's strandbeests, and now humans have gotten in on the act. Attendees of the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire got to see the Panterragaffe — a rideable strandbeest — in motion. » 7/10/11 8:30am 7/10/11 8:30am