hand-built fortune telling robot

every sunday there is a guy with fortune telling robot on the place opposite of the main entrance of russell market in Bangalore. Apparently (the guy does not really speak english) the robot is about 5 years old, was built by someone from ‘down south’ who also supplies the tapes with the fortunes on them. against a small contribution the robot will tell fortunes in one of four 4 different languages (hindi, tamil, kannada & telgu) through headphones that are attached to its body.

i could not find out more about the function of the clock that is attached to the body of the robot. the owner just told me that it is a clock and ‘tells the time’ which makes it a truly multi purpose robot: telling both fortune and time)

fortune telling robot and owner

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14 Responses to “hand-built fortune telling robot”

  1. Naveen Says:

    Hello……have seen this elsewhere in the state of Tamilnadu too. Always thought it as a bit of a prank…..but there are people who actually get their fortunes told by this “Robot”!!.

  2. Jenni Says:

    That guy is hot.

  3. Jeff Says:

    I wonder why the robot had a clock in its crotch.

  4. Manish Says:

    That’s its biological clock.

  5. ash Says:

    These are pretty common all over India. Especially on beaches, local fairs and similar spots.

  6. Jay Says:

    This is very common all over india. Parrots (live) are also used for picking up cards to read fortunes…

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  10. azim Says:

    why?

  11. Dr. Vivek Says:

    Dears
    Iam really interested in this kind of future telling
    Iwant to know the technology and manufactarers in India/Karnataka/Bangalore
    and few names, adresses of the this robot charmers
    Dr. Vivek

  12. seaquat Says:

    that’s really wonderful!! this is really amazing work!!

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