That prosthetic arm is pretty cool, but how is it controlled? Does the guy just think "move" and it moves? If so, holy crap!
I don't think anyone disputes that. The thing that's amazing about Jansen's "creatures" is how innovative they are in doing what they do. Everything they do uses unconventional systems - wind power for energy, and a pneumatic "brain", for example. Everything he did started with a fresh slate, and his solution to many problems takes a path that other robotics engineers hadn't considered (probably because they were written off as "antiquated" technologies).Well, I would say these devices are very impressive machanical marvels but nothing more. If left to roam the beaches by themselves I bet they wouldn't last very long. Every action of these beasts depends on some mechanical action with no intelligence - artificial or othewise.
Sounds more like a question for Theo Jansen. But since he isn't here....Question for you:
The same as any creature, only on a lesser scale.What is the purpose of these creatures?
The same as the Creator, only on a lesser scale.What is our purpose?