WTF WERE YOU THINKING?!: Guy Builds Himself An Actual Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robot

April 14, 2011


Seen here looking suspiciously like Punch-Out's Little Mac taking a fall, Australian structural engineer Kris Tressider decided to build himself a real-life Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot. Possibly to show off his robot-building ingenuity, but probably because he doesn't have any friends to play with. God, maybe if you weren't so weird!

It may be powered by windshield wiper motors [NO WONDER IT JUST GOT SO HARD TO DRIVE IN THE RAIN!], but in no way stops it from flailing about in a threatening manner.

The robot can be adjusted in innumerable different ways, and it's not just repeating the same motions over again: it randomly throws both jabs and hooks at different speeds and from slightly different directions. And there's also this:

"A third electric motor can then be engaged via an opposing cam cable device to become berserk."

So, how long before they have one of these things at Dave & Busters? And, more importantly, how many Rum Runners before I jumpkick its head off and drag its padded body out to the parking lot for some WWF WTF action. Get it? I'm talking about fake-sodomizing it in the bed of a pickup.

Hit the jump for 1:15 of looking weird.

Project's Official Site
Finally, a Robot That Can Punch You in the Face [ieee]

Thanks to Barry, who considered making a real-life version of Hungry Hungry Hippos before realizing it would be far too expensive to feed those f***ers on a underwear model's salary and abandoning the project. Hey, nobody blames you for that (nice bulge BTW).

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