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Robotics expert Michael McMaster has been building R2-D2 robots with his friends for years. But now he’s made a life-size working replica of Wall-E, the lovable robot from the Pixar film of the same name.

McMaster has designed the Wall-E robot to look almost exactly the same as it does in the film. His Wall-E is controlled via remote control and makes the movements and sounds of the Pixar hero.

Making Wall-E was a lot more challenging than building R2-D2 because R2 was a “real” on-screen robot, made with props and costumers, whereas Wall-E was rendered by computer graphics. To get the details so spot-on for Wall-E, McMaster and his friends took many screen captures from the high-def Blu-ray version of the movie and using those captures to build parts.

While this Wall-E doesn’t have artificial intelligence of the Pixar bot, it’s still extremely impressive all around. Check out the video above for more.


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