this is one is scary!
Mobot, as this beclawed behemoth is dubbed, was
built in 1960 by the Hughes Aircraft Corporation and I'm not
surprised. Only an outfit run by Howard Hughes could cobble
together this refugee from a Doctor Who episode.
I don't care if it is meant to relieve mankind from
the burdens of labour; it is about as far from the word "cuddly" as
it's possible to get. The one on the left is bad enough.
It looks like Doctor Octopus hiding in a cardboard box without much
success, but the one above is downright terrifying. I suspect death
rays are involved. I'm not sure whether it's purpose is undersea
construction, nuclear research, or winning a bet on how fast it will
take the state militia to mobilise against the thing.