June 1, 2007

DIY Kid-sized Robot Rickshaw

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So the kid's Miniboo is sitting in the corner of her room for a year-plus with one of the wheels broken off, meanwhile, a Mr. Wu of Somewhere Outside Beijing has made not one, but two robot-powered rickshaws, a father&son set, plus a whole barnful of other scrapheap robots. I did not burn my house down, though, so I got that going for me.

The video here is from annoyingly self-deprecating UK TV presenter Paul Merton's 4-part Quirky China Travelogue miniseries. I bet the Chinese have never been so happy about kicking out their goofy British overlords.

Paul Merton visits Mr. Woo's Robots [youtube via boingboing]

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