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AlphaBots Week II : B is for Bender

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Bender Bending Rodríguez comes from the active mind of famed cartoonist Matt Groening and his collaborator David X. Cohen who together created the sci-fi comedy cartoon, Futurama.

Here's some information I culled from Wikipedia:

Built in 2997 at Fábrica Robotica De La Madre (Spanish: "Mom's Robot Factory"), a manufacturing facility of Mom's Friendly Robot Company in Tijuana, Mexico, he now spends his days going on adventures with his human friends. Bender was designed specifically for the relatively simple task of bending straight metal girders into various angles. Despite this apparent simplicity, he possesses numerous features superfluous to his original purpose, which become more apparent after an electric jolt to his antenna from an overhead light socket in the pilot episode. He is capable of disassembling and reassembling his body at will and operating each detached body part individually and remotely, presumably by using his transmitter and antenna to send wireless signals. He uses his chest cavity as a locker, which seems to store much more than is physically possible; it is often used to store heads in jars, small children, alcohol, money, loot, the world's last darkroom, and, on a couple of occasions, his best friend, Fry.

This is an interesting nugget: the name "Bender" was chosen by series creator Matt Groening in homage to the character John Bender (played by Judd Nelson) from </i>The Breakfast Club</i>.

Drawn in Manga Studio 4 Debut with a Wacom Intuos 2.
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