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Awesome Walking

Moonwalkers: The World’s Fastest Walking Shoes

Moonwalkers: The World’s Fastest Walking Shoes

There are many faster ways to get around than walking, but Shift Robotics wants to improve that too. Their Moonwalkers shoes let you walk naturally while increasing your speed up to 250%. They’re far beyond ordinary roller skates, with the smarts to move with your gait and to stop naturally. You can even climb stairs in them.

4-Side LEGO Walker

4-Side LEGO Walker

2in1 Bricking loves to create LEGO machines that can walk or drive. This particular model is designed to amble along the ground no matter which edge it’s placed on. Can you imagine giant robots or vehicles getting around like this?

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LEGO Flip Walker Machine

LEGO Flip Walker Machine

After seeing footage of a rare 1980s model from Bandai Japan, JK Brickworks wanted to see if he could replicate its unique walking mechanism using LEGO parts. The unusual vehicle has a motorized trolley at its center which drives along the inside of a loop, causing it to continuously flip over and walk forward.

Longest Underwater Walk

Longest Underwater Walk

It’s hard enough to hold your breath underwater for a long time, let alone walk while you’re doing it. Freediver Boris Milosic set the Guinness World Record for the feat, walking back and forth along the bottom of a pool while wearing a weighted belt. He walked for almost 4 minutes and covered 315 feet on a single breath.

Cassie The Ostrich Robot

Cassie The Ostrich Robot

Oregon State University’s College of Engineering and Agility Robotics are giving the animal robots of Boston Dynamics a run for their money, with this awesome robot which balances on two legs, and walks with a gait inspired by giant flightless birds.

The Walking Bicycle

The Walking Bicycle

While it’s not exactly the most practical of conveyances, we’re still impressed with the engineering behind CARV’s walking bicycle, inspired by Theo Jansen’s amazing Strandbeest kinetic sculptures. We like to call it the Strandcycle. Build details here.

Vietnam Street Crossing

Vietnam Street Crossing

If you think it’s hard to cross a street in your city, be glad you don’t live in Vietnam, where crossing the road is best left to daredevils – and this guy, who has a certain zen-like calm in his approach.

Mind Shift

Mind Shift

The Japanese musical group World Order takes to the streets of the usually busting Tokyo, and does their best to take it down a peg and move at a slower pace. Except for that crazy part at the end.

LA Lights

LA Lights

Surfers, skateboarders, basejumpers and deep-sea divers have nothing on these guys – masters of freestyle walking. Think of them as modern-day descendants of the Ministry of Silly Walks.

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