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)