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China's Resident Inventor - 08 Aug 2013 
Recent and archive images of inventions, such as a home-made submarine and robot, made by Tao Xiangli. The latest creation by the Chinese inventor is a humanoid robot constructed in a old residential area in Beijing.

The self-taught inventor built the home-made robot, named "The King of Innovation", out of scrap metal and electronic wires that he bought from a second-hand market. Tao completed his creation in less than a year, with costs of production and living expenses amounting to 300,000 yuan ($49,037).

However, the robot, which measures 2.1 metres (6.9 feet) in height and 480 kg (1058 lbs) in weight, turned out to be too tall and heavy to walk out of the front door of his house. It can perform simple movements with its hands and legs and also mimic human voices. 
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August 08, 2013 
Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli does a demonstration with his home-made humanoid robot by making it grab... 
Beijing, China 
Chinese inventor Tao does a demonstration with his home-made humanoid robot by making it grab and move... 
Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli does a demonstration with his home-made humanoid robot by making it grab and move a bottle during an interview with Reuters at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013. The self-taught Chinese inventor built the home-made robot, named "The King of Innovation", out of scrap metal and electronic wires that he bought from a second-hand market. Tao completed his creation in less than a year, with costs of production and living expenses amounting to 300,000 yuan ($49,037). However, the robot, which measures 2.1 metres (6.9 feet) in height and 480 kg (1058 lbs) in weight, turned out to be too tall and heavy to walk out of the front door of his house. It can perform simple movements with its hands and legs and also mimic human voices.
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August 08, 2013 
Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli charges his home-made humanoid robot through a wall socket at his house... 
Beijing, China 
Chinese inventor Tao charges his home-made humanoid robot through a wall socket at his house in Beijing... 
Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli charges his home-made humanoid robot through a wall socket at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing, August 8, 2013, during an interview with Reuters. The self-taught Chinese inventor built the home-made robot, named "The King of Innovation", out of scrap metal and electronic wires that he bought from a second-hand market. Tao completed his creation in less than a year, with costs of production and living expenses amounting to 300,000 yuan ($49,037). However, the robot, which measures 2.1 metres (6.9 feet) in height and 480 kg (1058 lbs) in weight, turned out to be too tall and heavy to walk out of the front door of his house. It can perform simple movements with its hands and legs and also mimic human voices.
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) 
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August 08, 2013 
Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli's home-made humanoid robot is pictured at his house located in a old residential... 
Beijing, China 
Chinese inventor Tao home-made humanoid robot is pictured at his house in Beijing 
Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli's home-made humanoid robot is pictured at his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013. The self-taught inventor built the home-made robot, named "The King of Innovation", out of scrap metal and electronic wires that he bought from a second-hand market. Tao completed his creation in less than a year, with costs of production and living expenses amounting to 300,000 yuan ($49,037). However, the robot, which measures 2.1 metres (6.9 feet) in height and 480 kg (1058 lbs) in weight, turned out to be too tall and heavy to walk out of the front door of his house. It can perform simple movements with its hands and legs and also mimic human voices.
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) 
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August 08, 2013 
Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli looks for usable parts in a pile of scrap materials at a bicycle shop in... 
Beijing, China 
Chinese inventor Tao looks for usable parts at a bicycle shop in a second-hand market nearby his house... 
Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli looks for usable parts in a pile of scrap materials at a bicycle shop in a second-hand market nearby his house located in a old residential area in Beijing August 8, 2013. The self-taught Chinese inventor built a home-made robot, named "The King of Innovation", out of scrap metal and electronic wires that he bought from a second-hand market. Tao completed his creation in less than a year, with costs of production and living expenses amounting to 300,000 yuan ($49,037). However, the robot, which measures 2.1 metres (6.9 feet) in height and 480 kg (1058 lbs) in weight, turned out to be too tall and heavy to walk out of the front door of his house. It can perform simple movements with its hands and legs and also mimic human voices.
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September 03, 2009 
Tao Xiangli gets out of his homemade submarine after operating it in a lake on the outskirts of Beijing... 
Beijing, China 
Tao Xiangli gets out of his homemade submarine after operating it in a lake on the outskirts of Beijing... 
Tao Xiangli gets out of his homemade submarine after operating it in a lake on the outskirts of Beijing September 3, 2009. Amateur inventor Tao, 34, made a fully functional submarine, which has a periscope, depth control tanks, electric motors, manometer, and two propellers, from old oil barrels and tools which he bought at a second-hand market. He took 2 years to invent and test the submarine which costs 30,000 yuan ($4,385). REUTERS/Christina Hu (CHINA SOCIETY) 
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September 03, 2009 
Amateur inventor Tao Xiangli operates his homemade submarine in a lake on the outskirts of Beijing September... 
Beijing, China 
Amateur inventor Tao Xiangli operates his homemade submarine in a lake on the outskirts of Beijing 
Amateur inventor Tao Xiangli operates his homemade submarine in a lake on the outskirts of Beijing September 3, 2009. Tao, 34, made a fully functional submarine, which has a periscope, depth control tanks, electric motors, manometer, and two propellers, from old oil barrels and tools which he bought at a second-hand market. He took 2 years to invent and test the submarine which costs 30,000 yuan ($4,385). REUTERS/Christina Hu (CHINA SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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July 10, 2008 
Tao Xiangli stands on his homemade submarine in a courtyard in Beijing July 10, 2008. The amateur inventor... 
Beijing, China 
Tao Xiangli stands on his homemade submarine in a courtyard in Beijing 
Tao Xiangli stands on his homemade submarine in a courtyard in Beijing July 10, 2008. The amateur inventor says his submarine is made from old oil barrels but fully functional with a periscope, depth control tanks, electric motors and two propellers. Tao plans to test it soon. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA) 
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September 03, 2009 
Amateur inventor Tao Xiangli prepares to operate his homemade submarine in a lake on the outskirts of... 
Beijing, China 
Amateur inventor Tao Xiangli prepares to operate his homemade submarine in a lake on the outskirts of... 
Amateur inventor Tao Xiangli prepares to operate his homemade submarine in a lake on the outskirts of Beijing September 3, 2009. Tao, 34, made a fully functional submarine, which has a periscope, depth control tanks, electric motors, manometer, and two propellers, from old oil barrels and tools which he bought at a second-hand market. He took 2 years to invent and test the submarine which costs 30,000 yuan ($4,385). REUTERS/Christina Hu (CHINA SCI TECH ODDLY) 
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September 03, 2009 
Amateur inventor Tao Xiangli prepares to operate his homemade submarine in a lake on the outskirts of... 
Beijing, China 
Amateur inventor Tao Xiangli prepares to operate his homemade submarine in a lake on the outskirts of... 
Amateur inventor Tao Xiangli prepares to operate his homemade submarine in a lake on the outskirts of Beijing September 3, 2009. Tao, 34, made a fully functional submarine, which has a periscope, depth control tanks, electric motors, manometer, and two propellers, from old oil barrels and tools which he bought at a second-hand market. He took 2 years to invent and test the submarine which costs 30,000 yuan ($4,385). REUTERS/Christina Hu (CHINA SCI TECH ODDLY) 
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September 03, 2009 
A view shows the interior of amateur inventor Tao Xiangli's homemade submarine in a lake on the outskirts... 
Beijing, China 
A view shows the interior of amateur inventor Tao Xiangli's homemade submarine in a lake on the outskirts... 
A view shows the interior of amateur inventor Tao Xiangli's homemade submarine in a lake on the outskirts of Beijing September 3, 2009. Tao, 34, made a fully functional submarine, which has a periscope, depth control tanks, electric motors, manometer, and two propellers, from old oil barrels and tools which he bought at a second-hand market. He took 2 years to invent and test the submarine which costs 30,000 yuan ($4,385). REUTERS/Christina Hu (CHINA SCI TECH ODDLY) 
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