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I was young I never smoked, drank or canada goose uk shop played cards. My only love was to use my brain, especially with machines. I was fascinated by things that moved, Wu told Reuters in a courtyard scattered with cogs, parts and his metal

could say I love my robots more dearly than my own sons, says the serious 48 year old, whose human offspring have long since left home.

Wu children may have been keen to seek their own fortunes after one experiment gone awry left their home in ashes, but their father could not keep away from his inventions.

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thought about giving up robots, but in the half year when I wasn making them I felt itchy. I just couldn not do it.

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