Gakutensoku: 80-Year-Old Living Japanese Robot

Developed in 1928, Gakutensoku is houred as the Asia’s oldest yet contemporary robot for the ascension of the Emperor Showa (aka Hirohito). Measuring almost two-fold of the height of emperor at 10 feet, 6 inches, it can roll its head, wink, smile, and even wisp up its coffer and cheeks, thanks to inflatable rubber tubes accessibility. They say it got lost in Germany before returning to Osaka; where it is reinstated and brought back to life with a $200,000 computer-controlled pneumatic servo arrangement. Truly, respecting its age it walks like any 8-year old man. Take a look at the video below to tap its motion that assuresc its entry from the small world. It is undoubetdely creepy.

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