I love these things. I've always wanted to build 2 rideable ones. One version that has many many small legs and I sit on it like a chair. The other would be a replica of his giant one that you get a glimpse of in that video.
Years ago I discovered Theo Jansen and saw several videos which included footage of them "dying" as they fell apart or got stuck on things.
He believes in evolving his designs, so he takes tem out and lets them fail. He'll release several at a time with different aspects and only continue to use the aspects of the ones that live longest. It is pretty interesting.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.