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Robots are gathering on a farm in China

Posted at 12:04 PM on December 8, 2008 by Sanden Totten (2 Comments)

Some people fish, others collect stamps. Farmer Wu Yulu builds robots. Over the last 30 years he's built robots out of scrap metal on his farm. He's finished 26 in all (according to the blog Weird Asia News):

"His first robot took several years to build and could only shuffle along as it could not raise its legs. Over time, his designs became more complex and his creations are now capable of scaling walls, serving water, lighting cigarettes, playing musical instruments and writing calligraphy!"

Wu Yulu has sold off a few of his bots to pay the bills. Creating them costs a lot of money. Hopefully there is a grant out there for independent robot development though, because his work looks awesome.

Comments (2)

That robot is like a giant Lego man.

Posted by Sanden Totten | December 8, 2008 3:08 PM

Looks like a smooth ride...

Sometimes, doesn't it just feel like China is so big, that if you look hard enough you can someone doing just about anything?

Check out this other video of the 'bot -- apparently its ears flap for some reason.

Posted by Jeff Horwich | December 8, 2008 5:17 PM

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