Monday, November 17, 2008

Daily One Inch Button - Gakutensoku

He was indeed a handsome robot. In some ways he was probably a strong inspiration for the creation of this Hello Kitty loving robot. Somehow, despite the fact that he was a fairly large robot (created in 1928) he managed to get misplaced in Germany in the early 1930s while on tour. (Has anyone seen him? I'm sure they'd love to get him back...)

A replica was created in 2008 with, well, a few enhancements. They couldn't help but make the enhancements based on the fact that robot technology has gotten considerably better in the last eighty years. I'm imagine the creator of the original would be quite happy with the new version.

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