Creepy Robot Really Wants Money…

As technology advances forward so does the numerous ways to beg for money. [Chris Eckert] has developed a robot to do the deed for him.  With an odd  eye mounted on the top of the robot to invoke pity presumably and a tin can out front to collect change from people it may encounter this is quite the hobo robot.  On his build log, you’ll find tons of great pictures of the entire process from start to finish.  With robots sent to beg people for money, it is only a matter of time until the first squeegee robot is cleaning your car at a red light.  Make sure to check out the video after the break.

Via [BotJunkie]


  1. deathventure says:

    Please donate to the Skynet fund. If you donate, you will receive the great gift of serving your robot overlords instead of instant destruction.

  2. Matt R says:

    That has to be the coolest creepy robot I’ve ever seen. I had to laugh when he shook the can…

  3. Derek says:

    I love the concept, When you going make it move around? That would look awesome rolling around at a Halloween party! The moving Eye and shaking cup really make the project AWESOME! Great Work!

  4. hoboJones says:

    Oh great, just what I need more competition!

    I was a hobo before it was “cool” sure they call it a bailout, but they ain’t foolin’ anyone!

  5. djrussell says:

    what it needs is a knife and a way to detect if people try to take money from the tin. cause everyone knows this is a stabbin’ hobo.

  6. andrew says:

    Actually, I think all he needs to do to start making money is to give it an eyebrow. Lot’s of studies show how eyebrows instantly make things look more humans.

  7. aztraph says:

    it needs eyelids so it can blink in appreciation.

  8. chris says:

    now it needs an arm to reach out and drag people down alleys if they don’t pay up.

  9. Hirudinea says:

    What’s it raising money for, a monocle?

  10. Patrick (not the right-wing one) says:

    It just needs some money for the bus. Or it ran out of gas. Or it needs some money to pay for its diabetes medicine. Damn robohobos, takin’ advantage of my generosity/fear of robots.

  11. Amos says:

    It needs a little hat and an arm to tip it to show gratitude. Also an eyebrow, as andrew said.

  12. Drone says:


  13. Chris Eckert says:

    Patrick, I’m stealing that word. Love it.

  14. Millsy says:

    I for one welcome our new robot …. underlords?

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