Behold, the Bizarre and Slightly Creepy Strandbeest

Part engineer and part artist, Theo Jansen designs and builds these wind-powered robots that seem to tiptoe, almost spider-like, across beaches and plains. BMW featured him and his work in a commercial that you can catch on YouTube.

More on Jansen and his work at his website.

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