a The Transit Lounge: What in the World?

Back in the Day: I had a quarter life crisis, headed to Osaka, Japan for the unknown–only to discover that a passport plane ride are not necessarily a ticket to escape. Some Years Later: Settled back in Oz, the man of my dreams ended up in Tokyo for work–which is how a passport and plane ride showed me home is where the heart is. And Now: Well as luck would have it, we are about to embark on Japan Mark 3, with a baby in tow and another on the way...

Thursday, September 3

What in the World?

From Takram Design Engineering comes Phasma, a "hexipedal running robot that can run dynamically like a living organism." It is remote controlled and design to mimic insects through movement rather than shape.

In order to replicate the stability, efficiency and smoothness of insects in motion, it is constructed or sliding cables, stainless steel springs and rubber joints. Thank you Takram and thank you Japan!

Apparently Phasma is available in Midtown, one of my fave shopping "malls" in Ropppongi. I bet is in in Ideas Digital Code. Still, it does not come even close to my old favourite, Pleo , the gorgeous little dinosaur!

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