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The Robot Elephant Made of Recycled Materials

Truth be told, the only robotic thing about the "Great Elephant" are its mechanically articulated trunk and legs. And the latter don't even hold the elephant up, a task that falls on three set of struts with wheels. But the contraption is still massive, measuring 12 meters high and 8 meters wide. The nozzle even blows out smoke for a more compelling illusion.

Better yet, the Great Elephant was made from 45 tons of recycled materials, meaning some artist's fancy wasn't responsible for creating more junk. The elephant's size also means it can carry up to 49 passengers. It's just too bad the Great Elephant isn't more autonomous in movement, but who knows? Perhaps future versions will feature better legs, and we can stop enslaving real elephants for entertainment purposes.