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Robot Invasion! – DIY Robots on Taobao

Science has failed us

In 1985, there was a little robot buddy in every movie. Not just Star Wars and Short Circuit. Movies like Rocky 4 had a robot. My 4-year-old mind started making plans.

When I got my robot, what would we do together? We’d probably practice tons of kung-fu or something. Maybe I’d get two robots: one to stop trouble.. and one to make trouble.

Then I forgot about robots for a long time

But robots are still totally sweet. This mindless walking robot at 300rmb is probably my favorite.

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If you think that you are man enough to hang with a badass robot that can get you a beer from your refrigerator, check out this 1700rmb monster. Warning: extensive assembly and programming knowledge required.  

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This one is pretty sweet too. It has colored buttons for some reason.

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If you don’t think you can hang with a badass robot, you can get this lame little walking robot for about 80rmb.

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If you want something that is not quite as rad as the monster, but not quite as lame as the bug, you can check out more robots here.

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