Complex Linkage Mechanisms – Theo Jansen Mechanism 51018
Theo Jansen (born 1948) is a Dutch artist. In 1990, he began what he is known for today: building large mechanisms out of PVC that are able to move on their own, known asStrandbeest.
His animated works are a fusion of art and engineering; in a car company (BMW) television commercial Jansen says: “The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.” He strives to equip his creations with their own artificial intelligence so they can avoid obstacles by changing course when one is detected, such as the sea itself.
Details of Theo Jansen Mechanism
Download This Document
Youtube Video Link: http://youtu.be/NM4q-f68TlY
Youtube Video Link: http://youtu.be/HLkd1xXrie0
Youtube Video Link: http://youtu.be/kKSDgIhc8GI
Theo Jansen – http://garethrees.org/2011/07/04/strandbeest/strandbeest.html