I'm very happy that we live in a world where there are organic space robots being designed by someone called "Vytas SunSpiral" ^__^
Seeing a fleet of those coming after me would be even more terrifying than a pack of BigDogs and much, much worse than the Prisoner's white balloon thing.
"Tensegrity" named by Fuller, invented by the sculptor Kenneth Snelson.
Betcha you're wrong! Lets stage a test. Double-blind for extra horror!
Bucky did this a lot. See Lloyd Kahn's post: http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2012/03/buckminster-fuller-exhibit-in-san.html
This is an understatement.
Bucky baldy stole the idea from Snelson when Snelson was Fuller's student at Black Mountain College.
The 90's PBS show Building Big has a great interview where Snelson calmly explains how the theft took place.
"I liked Bucky up until he stole my idea."
It should be playing steam calliope music for maximum effect.
I dub thee Tumblebot. Go forth and be excellent^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hexplore.
What that photo doesn't show is that he's easily 6'+ tall. Pretty imposing even without armor.
That is friggin cool
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