The Fantastic Mechanical Creatures of the Isle of Nantes

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Due to the influence of Sci-Fi movies, many of us have an obsession with giant robots. How cool would it be to ride a gigantic robotic dinosaur or elephant? It would be even cooler to control one!

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Regretfully, the modern technologies are not yet sophisticated enough to fulfill this dream. Pierre Orefice and François Delarozière, however, came very close.

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These two artists have made it their goal to turn Nantes, France, into a hot tourist destination spot for people who love robots.

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In their project of Machines de l’île in Nantes, they have created a whole park of robotic monstrosities, ranging from a giant 3 story high elephant to a 2 meter long centipede crawling on a rail track.

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