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A Cart with Legs (royalsociety.org)
49 points by sohkamyung 3 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 8 comments

Clearly that's a prehistoric Strandbeest: https://www.strandbeest.com

Everything old is new again, how about a table with legs


From the title I thought this would be about something from Boston Dynamics. It's actually more of a precursor to kinetic sculptures, which are themselves pretty cool, ex. [1].

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jansen%27s_linkage

From the title, I thought this was going to be about e-commerce, Christmas shopping, and rampant consumerism. As in humans are, to some people (possibly including themselves) just a walking shopping cart.

This and an associated document is shown in this video https://youtu.be/g-zku9FtNeI

Just asking out of curiosity. Could there be any patents that this could serve as prior art for? i.e. Does Boston Dynamics or so have patents for a legged cart?

This is not even the first drawing, it is a reconstruction of https://pictures.royalsociety.org/image-rs-15876, though it is much nicer drawn.

Better than wheels when in mud.

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