The Mandalorian gave birth to a phenomenon that took the web by storm – the adorable Baby Yoda, star of a thousand and one memes, plushies and figurines.
Now, meet Baby Yoda the robot, an incredible creation from Grant Imahara, a former MythBusters member.
Imahara used his skills as a mechanical designer to build a life-like animatronic Baby Yoda.
Now, he’s also working on adding sound, moods and reactions to the robot, so that it’s ready for an adorable adventure: touring children’s hospitals.
Imahara says that the animatronic Baby Yoda’s first visit will be in April and that he’s collaborating with other experts to make the life-like model even more aww-inducing.
“Baby Yoda is universally cute, hands down. In the few public outings we’ve had, everyone melts. He’s a happiness maker. Everything about him is designed to trigger the human nurturing instincts,” he explained.
Hard to disagree with that!