This project is dedicated to the problem of carrying weight and moving around on slippery surfaces. We decided to develop a prototype, which would assist people in carrying their daily weight. At the start of the project, the participating students had many thoughts about how to develop it and were inspired by the wind-poweredmechanisms of Theo Jansen. In particular, they wanted to imitate the movements of a living being within an urban environment. As a result, they created seven prototypes, and with seventh, they managed to find the best balance in terms of stability, size and movement.
Crabby was developed using acrylic canvas sheets. It is a portable and foldable model, which can be carried around in a backpack and unfolded when required.
Project by Neeraj Mazumder and Valeriya Miftakhova, students of the HSE international Master programme 'Prototyping Future Cities' 2017 - 2019