When it comes to robots, probably the first image that pops into our heads is from the American science fiction action films called 'Transformers'. These robots played a huge part in our childhood as we were all curious to know how a simple car could transform into a giant robot. Moreover, these things could talk!

Peter Kokis is a Brooklyn-based artist that actually makes robots. Or more correctly, he turns himself into robots. He makes them out of 100 percent recycled materials - in a lot of cases salvaged from the trash. He likes to build these 170-pound costumes on his kitchen table, inspired by Transformers characters. He said that one piece from "The Terminator" took him about 30 hours of direct construction, and the entire robot takes about 500 hours!

“I look at the shape of objects and see their potential to portray something,” he said. “Virtually everything can be changed to suit my needs: re-shaped, cut-down, painted…altered in my ‘foundry’,
to be seen as something else.”

After the robot is made, he wears the futuristic design in public around the New York City area. Curious to see how it looks?

We have a whole bunch of pictures for you!

More info: Instagram | brooklynrobotworks.com

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Brooklyn Optimus Prime

Brooklyn Optimus Prime

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Peter Kokis 8 months ago

Thank you H & Bored Panda; much-appreciated! - Peter

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Brooklyn Bumblebee

Brooklyn Bumblebee

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Luis Milian 8 months ago

this one needs to be #1 !!!!

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Brooklyn Ironhide

Brooklyn Ironhide

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Brooklyn Alien

Brooklyn Alien

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Luis Milian 8 months ago

wow! the detail!

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Brooklyn Mechanical Robot

Brooklyn Mechanical Robot

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Luis Milian 8 months ago

"two more cups of oil, please"

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#6

The Brooklyn Terminator Bt-800

The Brooklyn Terminator Bt-800

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Brooklyn Alien

Brooklyn Alien

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Brooklyn Typhoon

Brooklyn Typhoon

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Brooklyn Optimus Prime

Brooklyn Optimus Prime

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Peter Kokis 8 months ago

"Freedom is the right of all sentient beings."

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Brooklyn Ironhide

Brooklyn Ironhide

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Kesyra 8 months ago

The girl with the pink pony make this look like it's a movie scene.

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The Brooklyn Terminator Bt-800

The Brooklyn Terminator Bt-800

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Luis Milian 8 months ago

in my Tony Stark voice..."Uh, Have you been juicing?"

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Brooklyn Typhoon, Trying To Get A Taxi

Brooklyn Typhoon, Trying To Get A Taxi

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Brooklyn Exo Soldier

Brooklyn Exo Soldier

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Brooklyn Optimus Prime, Unmasked

Brooklyn Optimus Prime, Unmasked

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The Brooklyn Terminator

The Brooklyn Terminator

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Night Owl 8 months ago

Interesting dance partners :D

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Brooklyn Bumblebee

Brooklyn Bumblebee

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Brooklyn Starscream

Brooklyn Starscream

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Brooklyn Optimus Prime

Brooklyn Optimus Prime

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Brooklyn Mechanical Robot

Brooklyn Mechanical Robot

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Brooklyn Mechanical Robot

Brooklyn Mechanical Robot

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Brooklyn Exo Soldier

Brooklyn Exo Soldier

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Brooklyn Ironhide

Brooklyn Ironhide

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The Brooklyn Terminator

The Brooklyn Terminator

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ADHORTATOR 8 months ago

"Don' t even try it...I am Batman!"

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Brooklyn Mechanical Robot

Brooklyn Mechanical Robot

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The Brooklyn Alien

The Brooklyn Alien

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Brooklyn Alien

Brooklyn Alien

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The Brooklyn Terminator

The Brooklyn Terminator

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Peter Kokis 8 months ago

"Back to Brooklyn..."