Japanese performance artist Momoyo Torimitsu takes her robot for a crawl in downtown Sydney, Australia. Crowds watch the bizarre sight of the life-like Japanese businessman in suit and tie slowly crawling on all fours along the pavement. The robot is a symbol of the Japan’s rigid Salaryman culture.

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The helpless nature of this robot reminds me of Hal object, except of course for the wonderful lifelike face and body movement of the robot. I think they did a good job of creating a crawling impression. And the grey bits of hair on the sweaty forehead are brilliant.

It would be a very good idea, for future projects in robot entertainment, to partner with a performance artist. Maybe Monica Antezana would still be interested.