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Adorable Robot Procures Pound-coins From Puzzled Passersby

And I'll Form the Head!


Tim Pryde built DON-8r to publicize the Dundee Science Center and collect donations at the same time. While his actual body is fueled by battery, DON-8r’s programming restricts him to being fueled by donations: each coin means just a few more seconds of travel time. When he runs out of coins, he stops and politely asks for help, and always remembers to say thank you.

For those of you eagle eyed enough to notice when his head comes off at the end of the video, not to worry.

Pryde says this video was DON-8r first test run, it’s his fault the head wasn’t secure enough. “DON-8r has since been repaired and recapitated.”

(via Neatorama.)

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