it walks!
January 30, 2007 11:50 PM   Subscribe

It walks it makes noise, a lot of noise, and you can kick it! it's a robot mule! [youtube]
posted by joelf (13 comments total)

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OK, that is disturbing. It looks like they've amputated the skinny black legs of some creature that lives deep in the uncanny valley and grafted them onto a lawnmower engine.
posted by The Tensor at 12:29 AM on January 31, 2007 [1 favorite]

This has been around for some time. As I recall, John Stewart did a bit about it (he felt sorry for the robotic mule).
posted by aladfar at 12:36 AM on January 31, 2007

I used a clip of this in a video I made awhile back. I wish I could show it to you, but the band won't have the song out until next month (hopefully), and they asked me not to wait until then before I spread it around. I used a bunch of robot clips in it, especially ones from Japanese robotics trade shows. Communist Robot was a great place for finding stuff like this.
posted by GavinR at 12:53 AM on January 31, 2007

Sure, it's cool, but is it science?
posted by logicpunk at 1:11 AM on January 31, 2007

Yeah its cool and all, but can ya FUCK IT?? (from the YouTube comments)
posted by chudder at 1:25 AM on January 31, 2007

It's a double! found via the robots tag
posted by bigmusic at 2:35 AM on January 31, 2007

Obviously it is a fraud, there are two tiny midgets with long skinny legs inside of it, humming on kazoos. Similar to the legless chessmaster inside of The Turk.
posted by BrotherCaine at 3:36 AM on January 31, 2007

You're close, BrotherCaine. It's really an ad for Old Gold cigarettes.
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:34 AM on January 31, 2007

That's disturbing! That's amazing! But will it help sell my coffee?
posted by Milkman Dan at 6:36 AM on January 31, 2007

Finally. Thank god. Now all of those poor people in the undeveloped nations who cannot afford real pack mules will actually have some way to transport their precious bootlegs of American DVDs.
posted by koeselitz at 7:41 AM on January 31, 2007

I want to ride one to work
posted by subtle_squid at 7:45 AM on January 31, 2007

Apple promised me a Flying Car. But I became impatient and switched. Now Microsoft tells me this is the future.
posted by hal9k at 8:44 AM on January 31, 2007

Wake me when they create a robot drug mule. I have seventeen condoms filled with heroin that need to get to Rivet City.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:52 AM on January 31, 2007

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