If you've ever wanted to see a real life, robot up close and personal – thanks to Cape Town's very own "Mr Robot", you won't have to travel too far.
Made with pieces of scrap metal from a local dumping site, Hoosain Dixon, an unemployed father of three daughters builds robots with his bare hands in the backyard of his Bridgetown home. Since being laid off from his job in the hospitality industry, Dixon spends his days building robots to support his family financially.
His latest work of art, R5 or Robot 5 has toured the local community, often featuring in the selfies of little admirers all over Facebook. The red robot, which stands taller than its creator took just two months to build and, while it lights up, it is unable to move. To move it around Cape Town, Dixon uses a shopping trolley – charging people R5 to R10 to pose with the metal giant.
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This article first appeared on KFM : Bridgetown man needs your help to make his robot move