In the cultivated European landscape, dense vegetation is
rare. However, in the remaining primeval forests, movement
through the underwood is arduous. When we design vehicles
for this purpose, we should look to the animal world for inspiration.
(see picture) for instance is a creature that seems
to combine convenience with expedience, when it advances from
one branch to the next at a snail's pace, hanging upside down
on its clawed arms and legs. Thus, it does not have to force
its way through thick scrub.
Therefore, the Sloth-Machine is a mobile couch with
limb extensions that enable it to move gradually through the
treetops. It appeals to a vast array of different passengers,
like bird watchers, horticulturists and leisure makers. While
common climbing tools are designed to swiftly ascend the highest
peaks and crowns, the Sloth-Machine allows only slow
locomotion in a confined space.