Long before we had sultry Cylons, the world imagined a different type of robot - one that wasn't wearing makeup and lingerie, but celebrating its own mechanical aesthetic.
Michael Rivamonte is the artist behind these sculptures of "robots and spacemen capable of flight and mischief". Most of his pieces stand about a metre tall and include design details ranging from exposed wiring to LED jetpacks - crafted from materials including steel, clay, wood and what looks like a few repurposed antique cameras.
You won't find any prices on Rivamonte's site, but his artwork is for sale. Now if only Honda would give him the greenlight to retrofit Asimo, we'd really have something. [Michael Rivamonte Thanks Rodney!] http://cache-01.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2010/02/340x_robotsnewnewss.jpg