Ranging anywhere from eight to sixteen feet in height, King Robota
manufactures some amazing robots designed for corporate events and large
entertainment venues. But... how much of the robot is a robot? Check out this video...
Cool? Hell, yes! But 100% robot? I have my doubts as to the percentage of robot versus human. I believe a combo is the best way to do this kind of creature. And don't get me wrong... I think it's awesome. I just have not been able to find any evidence of these giant robots to be actual giant robots. Programming this accurate would be used for all sorts of studies--like space exploration or deep sea mapping and photography. Um... instead we have crazy dancing and perps for high-end corporational parties? What?
See. That is cool.
I'm shouting "Guy in really cool suit with other guys carrying wireless controllers within 20-feet of him". Again--not slamming it; very cool stuff. The first time I saw something like this was at a Science Fiction convention for a constume constest. This guy was dressed up like a giant bug, complete with four arms. All of the arms moved independently. The top two arms were obviously his own. The bottom two were being manipulated by a guy about 10 feet away with a radio-controlled car device. Very cool.
And I think that's what we're dealing with here. King Roboto rocks. It is a feat of engineering and a marvel to experience. But 100% robot? I doubt it.
But, in the interest of keeping the dream alive, here is the link to the King Robota site. There's no doubting that this is a cool entertainment creation. The FAQ is interesting and vague--a well-written document that avoids specifics.
As snarky as I sound about King Robota, I would love to have one of their robots at a party. They are really cool.