You may recognize this 1997 FANUC S420iW industrial robot from such famous YouTube videos as "Robot Ride." The owner is now selling it on eBay. Starting bid is $9,999 with a Buy It Now price of $24,969. From the auction listing:
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This robot has a capacity rating of 346 pounds and was at one time used in a Nissan Motor Plant. It is NOT intended to be a "RIDE" and I do not reccomend doing so. Fanuc also does NOT support the use of this machine as a "JOY RIDE". Using this robot in such a manner can be hazardous to your health!!! I have no further use for this unit and I am looking to sell. With the money from this sale I will be in the market for an ArcMate 100i with PowerWave 455 welding machine...
The SEAT, and 5-point CROW racing harness are also NOT available in this auction...
This is NOT a JOKE, this is a serious auction for a serious piece of industrial equipment. This is NOT a TOY or a "RIDE", although it is apparent that it can support the weight of average humans.
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.