Adorable Sculptures by Mike Rivamonte Depict Wall-E-esque Buddies

 - Oct 23, 2010   Updated: Aug 11 2011
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These lovable little robot sculptures by Mike Rivamonte will fulfill your childhood dreams of having a mechanical buddy to hang out with. Unfortunately, these Wall-e-esque robots can not do your homework, take out the trash, or make PB & J sandwiches.

Regardless, these robots are undeniably awesome. Mike Rivamonte manages to give his steampunk sculptures very lifelike, human emotion. Made from junkyard finds, the Mike Rivamonte robots are sure to make you smile.

Implications - Consumers gravitate towards robots because they represent the pinnacle of human technology while being very easy to empathize with due to their humanoid shape. Corporations looking to entice consumers into buying their wares should consider design elements that allow users to easily empathize with the product as consumers want to engage with goods on a human level.