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The Cajun Crawler Redefines Geeky Personal Transit

 - Mar 16, 2009   Updated: Apr 5 2011
References: ohgizmo
Sometimes… just sometimes, you have to reinvent the wheel, or in this case, the legs. A group of students from the University of Louisiana built this Segway-ish scooter (can it be called that?) with insect-like legs instead of the traditional rolling wheels.

The Cajun Crawler, as it’s called, was inspired by Theo Jansen’s leg mechanism. Watch it go.

Implications - The concept of mobility is one that will only develop as the digitized consumer seeks more and more ways to save themselves from any kind of manual labor. Inventions such as the Cajun Crawler even go so far as to save a perfectly healthy consumer from walking, proving that today's average adult doesn't want to do anything themselves if not necessary.