Chinese farmer Wu Yulu likes making robots - has has made 25 robots in the past 26 years. Now, he is homeless and is forced to sell his home-made robots to pay off debts after his house burnt down.
All 25 robots are made of wire, metal, screws and nails found in rubbish sites, with some able to serve tea, light cigarettes and push rickshaws, the China Daily newspaper said.
"I couldn't sleep for several days after selling the child, but I had no other choice. I had to pay off my debts," Wu was quoted as saying.
"I love to play with robots. The cleverer they became, the deeper the emotional link I felt to them. Later, I began to call them my sons."