Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kinetic Sculptures of Theo Jansen

Watson is an engineering marvel made possible by a Big Science set-up -- a big team of bright folks, over $30 million, IBM. As amazing as it really is, I think it also enhances our appreciation of what one man can achieve by pursuing his passion -- watch these beauties:

If that embed didn't work, here's the YouTube link. You get a lot more when you search for Theo Jansen, the man behind these kinetic sculptures.

Hat tip: Tony Comstock guest-blogging at James Fallows' site.


  1. Lalit Patnaik said...

    Sir, nice to see this here. I'm trying to put Jansen's mechanism to use in an electrically powered quadruped in my research here at IISc.

  2. Abi said...

    @Lalit: Thanks for your note. I would love to see your quadruped. Do post a note on your blog when it's ready for action.