Designed by Swiss-engineer August Huber, the “Radio Man” stood seven feet high and consisted of “a maze of automatic switches, relays, and other controls”. Built-in microphones allowed “Radio Man” to receive spoken commands — such as walking, talking, or even yodeling. Full-sized image here.
When this modern monster talks through the loudspeaker installed in its chest, its lips move in time with its speech. An ultra-short-wave receiver installed in its torso enables the “radio man” to follow orders transmitted to it by radio from remote points.
[via Modern Mechanix]