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This article was published on June 9, 2011

    Meet CanBot: The Robotic Beer Can Transformer

    Meet CanBot: The Robotic Beer Can Transformer
    Courtney Boyd Myers
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    Courtney Boyd Myers

    Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

    “Can you see my robot?” asks Japanese roboticist Ron Tajima.

    In the following video don’t be fooled by the beer can sitting on the table. It’s actually CanBot, the first prototype for a beer can transformer. The three-legged robot looks a bit like R2D2 mixed with a Sapporo and can shuffle and roll across flat surfaces. And just when you thought a robotic beer can couldn’t get any cooler, you can command CanBot with a Wii game controller.

    Check out the full video here: