Artist/engineer Theo Jansen has been working on wind-powered mechanical “animals” to walk to the beaches. They look eerily like they’ve got humanoid knees, I think, which is creepy. And I don’t like that boxy one much, aesthetically. But what an interesting design and idea. So simple seeming. I wonder what beneficial uses they could have? Other than purely artistic ones, I mean.
Here’s Theo Jansen giving a TED talk about them: