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Toy : Kokino Roboto

A Paper Robot kit
by Joe FREEDMAN (USA)

A paper toy robot with atomic power and chicken brain!

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A Paper Robot kit by Joe FREEDMAN (USA)

A paper toy robot that is easy to assemble : no scissors, no glue, no tape ! With atomic power and chicken brain !

Height 13 cm
5 lasercut postcards
+ Illustrated instructions
(in English)

IMPORT USA

The American artist Joe FREEDMAN proposes here to us his version of the "Atomic Powered Robot", designed by a rogue team of Army engineers during the second world war. Based on famous "Project Pigeon", it was (sadly ?) never built....

KOKINO ROBOTO - A Paper Robot kit by Joe FREEDMAN (USA) - image 1
The robot

KOKINO ROBOTO - A Paper Robot kit by Joe FREEDMAN (USA) - the head and the legs
The head, the "brain" and the legs

KOKINO ROBOTO - A Paper Robot kit by Joe FREEDMAN (USA) - image 2
The robot and the cards which constitute it

PROJECT PIGEON : during World War II, "Project Pigeon" was American behaviorist B. F. Skinner’s attempt to develop a pigeon-guided missile.

The control system involved a lens at the front of the missile projecting an image of the target to a screen inside, while a pigeon trained to recognize the target pecked at it. As long as the pecks remained in the center of the screen, the missile would fly straight, but pecks off-center would cause the screen to tilt, which would then, via a connection to the missile’s flight controls, cause the missile to change course.

The National Defense Research Committee contributed $25.000 to the research, while other projects developed in secrecy the radar, a new technology which made this invention obsolete... (source Wikipédia)



Height 13 cm
5 lasercut postcards
+ Illustrated instructions
(in English)

IMPORT USA


Joe FREEDMAN

Joe FREEDMAN - Photo

Joe FREEDMAN started his career as a classical book designer in the late 1970’s. His limited editions of Amy CLAMPITT’s poetry have been purchased by numerous universities and private collectors. They feature handmade pulp paper paintings and beautiful letterpress typography. He has also designed hundreds of trade books and museum catalogs.

Mr FREEDMAN began designing and producing optical toys and pop-up sculptural toys and cards in 1999. All the pop-ups are made in small quantities. Edition size is variable depending on how bored he gets while making them ! It seems there is always a new thing to be made, and that is where the fun is...

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