Someone Built A Real-Life Working WALL-E

Photo: The Yo Show screencap

While the age of robots still may be some time away, one man has brought us a step closer to having our own automaton. Computer programmer, Mike Senna spent the last two years building a life size WALL-E, the title character of Pixar and Disney’s 2008 film, from scratch. 

The California resident told Yahoo’s “The Yo Show” he began working on the project after seeing the animated film. 

This isn’t Senna’s first project. Previously, he designed a replica R2-D2 in 2003, which he takes out on the street. 

Meet Mike Senna.

He spent 25 hours a week starting in 2010 ...

... laying out plans ...

... developing the mechanics ...

and getting the paint just right ...

... on a fully functional, real-life model of Disney and Pixar's WALL-E.

So, what can he do?

He can move,

turn his head side to side and up and down,

wave,

and, he can even speak.

Senna estimates spending between 3200 to 3800 total hours on the project with his own money.

He had no blue print, forcing him to determine the robot's scale.

The model is extremely detailed ...

... down to a Buy and Large logo from the film.

One last look at WALL-E with Senna ...

You can watch Senna's interview with The Yo Show, here:

Senna may be revolutionizing the future of automatons ...

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