Inventor uses scrap to build robot

2013-08-09 02:27:49 GMT2013-08-09 10:27:49(Beijing Time)  China Daily
Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli looks at his self-made humanoid robot as he poses with it during a photo opportunity at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013.Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli looks at his self-made humanoid robot as he poses with it during a photo opportunity at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013.
Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli looks at his self-made humanoid robot as he poses with it during a photo opportunity at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013.Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli looks at his self-made humanoid robot as he poses with it during a photo opportunity at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013.
Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli looks at his self-made humanoid robot as he poses with it during a photo opportunity at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013.Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli looks at his self-made humanoid robot as he poses with it during a photo opportunity at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013.
Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli looks at his self-made humanoid robot as he poses with it during a photo opportunity at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013.Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli looks at his self-made humanoid robot as he poses with it during a photo opportunity at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013.
Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli looks at his self-made humanoid robot as he poses with it during a photo opportunity at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013.Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli looks at his self-made humanoid robot as he poses with it during a photo opportunity at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013.
Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli looks at his self-made humanoid robot as he poses with it during a photo opportunity at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013.Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli looks at his self-made humanoid robot as he poses with it during a photo opportunity at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013.

Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli looks at his self-made humanoid robot as he poses with it during a photo opportunity at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013.

The self-taught inventor built the home-made robot, named "The King of Innovation", out of scrap metal and electronic wires that he bought from a second-hand market.

Tao completed his creation in less than a year, with costs of production and living expenses amounting to 300,000 yuan ($49,037).

However, the robot, which measures 2.1 metres (6.9 feet) in height and 480 kg (1058 lbs) in weight, turned out to be too tall and heavy to walk out of the front door of his house.

It can perform simple movements with its hands and legs and also mimic human voices. 

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