Dirk Robot: The Homeless Robot

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Dirk ambles along with his cart, begging for money and, upon receiving some, playing some music. Though he is robotic his motion is incredibly lifelike. The nodding head and even the begging hand come off as very natural and most people take a few moments to even realize that this is, in fact, a robot and not a person. This is especially true when he isn’t in the context of a Maker Faire. The engineering involved to make Dirk seem full of life is impressive. However, the real show is the magic that happens as Dirk interacts with a crowd. Fred Ables, the creator, operates Dirk remotely like a puppet, so Dirk’s movements are truly interactive with people nearby. However, Fred disappears into the crowd, feigning ignorance as though he was drawn, just like everyone else, to this interesting sight. 

Product:

  • Country: Netherland 
  • Company: Electric Circus


Labels:  Two Legged  -  Service Robots  -  Entertainment Robots  - 
Keywords:  robot, robotic, robotic news, news, dirk robot, dirk, service robot, cfp

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