Mr. Roboto

This Tiny Robot Just Checked Tightrope-Walking Off His Bucket List

Adventures in excessive excitement.

Watching this this robot walk a tightrope strung across a Japanese office to a soundtrack of disproportionately thrilling techno is probably the most exciting thing you’ll do today. (Hey, it’s a Tuesday. Take what you can get.) From the country that brought you not just Neon Genesis Evangelion, but the entire subgenre of anime devoted to giant robots:

However, spoilsports in the YouTube comments would like you to know that he’s not really walking, so much as sliding. As though Phillipe Petit high-stepped his way between the Twin Towers.

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