I don't know why Gizmodo says NASA's Latest Venus Probe Concept Looks Like a Tim Burton Creation, because it looks far more like a Theo Jansen creation! Compare videos below as well.
I can understand looking into wind to power strictly mechanical instead of electromechanical locomotion, but I don't see how meaningful computing could be done mechanically. Roughly, what kind of mechanical computing hardware is being considered for a future Venusian rover? Is it like 1 FLOP and 1 kilobit, or something small and dense or even MEMS-like?
I'm interested because the 10,000 year satellite could really benefit from non-electronic computers to survive in space that long!
See also NASA's Automaton Rover for Extreme Environments (AREE).