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Talking Robot Scout

When the Scouts from Troop 2 in Billings, Mont., decided to earn their Robotics merit badge, they went all out.

The result was a 6-foot-7, 225-pound robot with a 1,000-word vocabulary. Their robot, modeled after the robot from the old TV show “Lost in Space,” can, on request, recite the Cub Scout slogan, Cub Scout motto, the Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack.

Read more about the robot in the June 2012 issue of Boys’ Life magazine.

Comments about “Talking Robot Scout”

  1. donutscout13 says:

    If that was real, I envy the makers.

  2. Baseball Prodigy says:

    Make one do science homework! Make sure it doesnt take over the world i got some big plans for my next three years in highschool. GO TORS!!!!!!

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  4. Webelo from pack 326 says:


  5. fluffball says:

    that is NOT voice-activated. The code was prewritten (probably by someone’s dad) or it had a recorded message inside.

  6. Awesome says:

    So cool exelent

  7. J-Man says:

    I think it is COOL and AWESOME!!!:)

  8. tiger says:

    That was to lousy to be fake and to awsume to be real

  9. realistic kid says:

    I need to see it so I know it is real because the internet can take things from other blogs
    and make something new. But I do like it because it says things kids need to know
    about scouts.

  10. noctowl says:

    that is amazing though it had a little trouble on the cub scout mott how do you think they built it

  11. dominicy says:

    wow a talking robot

  12. troop 61 lawrence, ks says:

    koool i likie

  13. Dude says:

    that is the coolest robot I’ve ever seen

  14. newbie says:

    do you like lost in space

  15. tony hawk fan says:

    Hey! That bot was not real! It was COMPLETELY FAKE!!!!!!!

  16. firstclassscout says:

    how do we know that its even a real robot, i mean they could be really really smart an do make it, but the probability,

  17. tti the man says:

    that was the bom the coolest robot i had evr sn n my lifman.sweet@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. yo yo master says:

    i don’t think it was voice activated

  19. Robomaniac says:

    Just curios did the scouts themselves code the robot or was the code prewritten?

    • tm the man says:

      man that was the coolest thing ever.

    • Troop2 Eagle says:

      Member of troop 2 here. Shameful to admit considering I am an embedded systems programmer now but no we did not write the code and there is a man behind the curtain it isn’t voice activated.

  20. mechadude says:

    nice now make oneto do my homework

  21. tronfan says:

    great job coolest thing i ever saw!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. natedogg says:

    dude that is tight

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  24. troop 58 says:

    that robot is from lost in space

  25. spacemouse says:

    Hi. That is real accomplishment for the boy scouts !!

  26. Moose says:

    That was amazing!The coolest thing ever!!!

  27. buba says:

    I like your comics.

  28. webelo from pack 295 says:

    !!awesome!! some voted it very poor!! not me i vote exelent

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