Chinese Farmer Builds Robot Army

Posted on December 8, 2008

A Chinese farmer with very little education has built 26 robots over the past 30 years. His love and obvious talent for technology has inspired him to design these robots and build them literally from scrap materials.

Wu Yulu, 46, has been thinking about building robots from the time he was eleven years of age. While sitting on his doorstep watching villagers pass by, he came up with the idea of building a machine that walks like a man.

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His first robot took several years to build and could only shuffle along as it could not raise its legs. Over time, his designs became more complex and his creations are now capable of scaling walls, serving water, lighting cigarettes, playing musical instruments and writing calligraphy!

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Wu’s home is near Beijing and he has plunged his family into debt by spending up to two-thirds of his monthly income on his robot creations.  He has been forced to sell some of them to pay bills.

Wu considers all the robots as his sons, and has names for them according to the order in which they were invented, ranging from Wu No.1 to Wu No.26.

“They are all my sons, so they must bear my surname” said Wu.

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26 comments
[POD]n00b_1912
[POD]n00b_1912

THAT'S NO FARMER! That's Tony Stark in disguise, can't you see?

Amber
Amber

Wow, that's awesome. :D It's amazing to think what he could have done if he'd gone to college!

zohan
zohan

you dont try to be wu you r just a pussi

Lucius
Lucius

Ummmm... Guys I was pretending to be Wu Yulu And i made up the stuff bout the car that runs on glass Im sorry :(

Wu Yulu
Wu Yulu

Sure, infact im giveing away the original for free, to the first pearson that wants it.

Lucius
Lucius

Well i dont have inough room for it so give it to someone eles.

Wu Yulu
Wu Yulu

Thank you, I have also invented a car that is powered by melted glass. Its patent is still pending but Honda should start selling it soon.

Lucius
Lucius

Wow can i get one for free?

Lucius
Lucius

Hey guys its Wu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wu Yulu
Wu Yulu

I would like to thank WAN for publishing this artical, and for helping me get out of debt by donateing $250,000,000 to my cause. Thanks a lot.

zeeohsix
zeeohsix

shoulda joined the Xianxingzhe team

JTC
JTC

this guy needs to get on the news in the US 2 or 3 times and solicit money over the internet and he would be rich in no time.Wonder what would happen if he took some math science and engineering courses. Maybe that our problem not a lot math nerds like me have a good imagination. I have a pretty good imaginatio wonder what i might do after college.

paul merton
paul merton

So somebody watched my China shows last year? Good.

ornso
ornso

this guy needs a blog and a paypal account - his biggest robot cost him $3000

ryan kitson
ryan kitson

Check it out! www.shortershelflife.com The kids are getting quick!!

Slicer
Slicer

I've seen this guy on a couple of different news articles. He's obviously making a name for himself as this peasant with imagination and skills. If only he had the initiative to go get himself a job to pay for this creativity, I'm sure he'd be a total success!

creativeherb
creativeherb

He should get someone to mass produce them and sell it on Dealextreme or something so I can order one.

Matty
Matty

Now if only he would open a small theme park, I think he would make back his losses and could keep his robots. I'd pay a little to see them.

MDeeDubroff
MDeeDubroff

Hi everyone, Thank you all for your comments. You all raise interesting points.

Youtube
Youtube

Youtube link, pleaseee...

Gee-man
Gee-man

Very cool! One just has to step back and observe to realize the unlimited ingenuity of human beings. Now if only every person with at least a college degree could be doing this...

Donelle Gan
Donelle Gan

This is very creative indeed. Admirable! I hope someone grants him a scholarship or something.

ACYing
ACYing

yea...and think about all the people with an education and doing absolutely nothing.

saigonese
saigonese

Now that's a talented man with an admirable passion!