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Weird Alien Robots Spotted at Shanghai World Expo 2010

What is going on here? Check out these three robot aliens, built for the Shanghai World Expo by about 15 small businesses from Osaka, Japan. Even in the rain, the robots continue to climb (“Perhaps a symbol of Japan’s diligent salarymen?” ponders the museum caretaker). Despite hands and feet designed to clamp onto the metal scaffolding, it takes them about 20 minutes to move up or down, and they hang on wires for added safety. They’ll operate from 9am to midnight on each of the expo’s 184 days.

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