Monday, January 12, 2009

Chinese farmer builds 'bot to lug him around, loves it a bit too much

A Chinese farmer by the name of Wu Yulu travels around his hometown exclusively by rickshaw -- and one pulled by a robot, no less. It's his own creation that he calls the "30 Second Son" for its operating time. Yulu controls it with a steering wheel, and it even talks, saying, "I'm a rickshaw-pulling robot. Wu Yulu is my Dad, I take him out about town."

1 comment:

Intense said...

I suspect Mr. Wu Yulu may have a bit of a "communication" problem, at the very least, as he's quoted in the article as saying, "I love my robots more dearly than my own sons."