Created by Ron Tajima, the “CanBot” is essentially a Wiimote-controlled robot that looks just like a can of beer. That’s right “it can transform from an unassuming tallboy to a walking robot that shuffles across surfaces on three servo-powered legs.” Video after the break.

Perhaps CanBot isn’t the future of robotics, but as you will see in the video below it’s great for charming the hell out of kids and is probably a fantastic conversation starter for your next outdoor barbecue.

[via Popsci]