Life-Sized 'Andy-shaped' Andy

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

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    Regardless whether you were a fan of the nineties comedy cartoon "Beavis and Butthead"... you have to admit the following quote from Butthead, which he usually used when referring to self-flushing toilets, fits well in this situation, "This is the coolest thing... I have ever seen."

    Two Japanese companies, RT Corporation and Brilliant Service have teamed up to create a large-sized Android that is actually controlled by an Android OS! His name is RIC Android and he weighs approximately 31 lbs (14 kg). He is just under 4 ft tall (120 cm). To access its on-board computer it opens its mouth. It is able to move its head, arms, and has 10 points of articulation in its hips and legs so it’s even able to walk uneven ground. Supposedly, this is the start of an ongoing project for them to create 'Andy' Androids for the consumer market that follow you around like sidekicks. Okay... I want one! No. I'll take two... they're small. ;)

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    LOL about the B&B reference, I just downloaded a B&B soundboard last weekend :lol:
     
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    thats freaking awesome. id scare my gf's cat with the inception button with this thing :)
     
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    That thing is just flat out awesome! I want one!

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    Really, looks more like an Andy bobble-head than a robot in that video
     
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    christim DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

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    Imagine having that follow you into work?

    What is that?

    My assistant.

    What's he do?

    Droid Does...Everything! [​IMG]
     
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    furbearingmammal DF Super Moderator

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    I can buy my own Shortround now?
     
  8. Grimster

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    This is only like....6 months old.
     
  9. Dj Carpenter

    Dj Carpenter Silver Member

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    That's pretty much the same, if not the same Droid that guy made a cooler with
     
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