Video: Robotics enthusiast creates real-life working robot WALL-EAugust 6, 2012 by: Rituraj Mishra
Senna, a Robotics enthusiast from California, has comes up with the real-life working version of the robot named WALL-E that was seen in the Pixar movie.
After completion of four years the movie hit the theatres, Senna has brought this robot to life. Senna is the same guy who is remembered for developing a life-sized working R2-D2 that appeared in the Star Wars saga movies. This replica is completely scratch built as it has no hobbiest parts available.
As reported by Blastr, Senna took the R2-D2 to events for City of Hope, a pediatric cancer charity and the reactions on the kids’ faces inspired Senna to come up with something that had ‘more emotions’.
Senna estimates that it took him around 2 years to come up with the working model of WALL-E, till now the robot that existed only on computers without any schematics. Senna had to watch the movie repeatedly to get all the movements precisely and then build all the parts by himself and put it all together.
On an average Senna used to work for almost 25 hours a week (now that is a hell lot of time for someone who had a job as well).
All this hard work and all of this expenses were incurred and bared by Senna himself. All of this and the reward that Senna gets is the look on the kids faces when they see WALL-E coming to life.
For more details read Senna’s Blog.