Chinese Farmer’s Robots at Expo

What to do when there is no crop to harvest? Build robots to pull your rickshaw. Wu YuLu (he even has the right first name!!) is displaying his robots at the World Expo.

I like the mechanical cat who wakes the dog!!
     Posted By: gdanea - Sat May 22, 2010
     Category: Experiments

Interesting name. WU is like this place. YuLu is like a combination of YouTube and Hulu. :lol:
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 05/22/10 at 03:14 PM
self taught, that is impressive. but then he did burn his house down learning. :gulp:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/23/10 at 12:25 AM
Two words: Chinese Wallace.
Which is funny, because cheese is very unpopular in China...
Also, does that dog we saw help him out with his contraptions?
Posted by venomlash on 05/23/10 at 12:47 PM
it looks like the dog just tries to stay out of the way. maybe it got singed in the fire. 🐛
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/23/10 at 02:59 PM
Frank, I'm curious what your definition of a robot is. My dictionary says a robot is any mechanical device that does routine tasks on command, automatically or as designed. I think this guy's work fits.

Of course, it also says a robot is a person who acts and responds in a mechanical, routine manner, usually subject to another's will. That better fits the origin of the word as 'servitude, forced labor' as in slave labor. So by that definition, you are right, since these "toys" aren't people.
Posted by Nethie on 05/23/10 at 08:09 PM
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