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In the suburbs of China's capital, a 32-year-old engineer creates the kind of larger-than-life, shape-shifting robots that most have only seen in "Transformers" movies.A graduate of China's prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts, Sun worked as an engineer before deciding to devote himself full time to what he calls "robot arts".At the World Robot Conference in Beijing last month, the sculptor showcased an ox with the mechanical ability to transform into a robot "gladiator," equipped with steel abs and all. The android is part of his series based on the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.This June, Sun unveiled a 5-meter-tall "Monkey King" inspired by the simian protagonist of China's famed "Journey to the West".
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