You’d never believe it, but this Rover Penguin has some serious game.
The robotic spy animal was originally designed for biologists to help them study emperor penguins, which are notoriously shy around humans. It took several attempts, and plenty of rejection from the arctic clan, but they finally built one that was accepted. And now Rover Penguin is pretty much a chick magnet, as researchers noted that females sang affectionate, mating-call songs to it. Because of that, we tried to figured out the secrets to its relationship success, to the point where even you might be able to learn a thing or two from this little motorized bot:
1. Rover penguin is hard to get
Everyone wants what they can’t have, and what’s more emotionally-unavailable than a robotic penguin on a mission? That’s why when all the ladies came running over to meet him, mating-calls and all, Rover Penguin just kept on rollin’.
2. Rover Penguin flirts like a boss
Most people talk when they’re on dates. BIG mistake! Rover Penguin can’t actually communicate with other penguins, thanks to his design. So when flirty chicks approach him only to be met with stone-cold silence, it drives them wild. Just look at these results:
3. Rover Penguin answers to no one
4. Rover Penguin ain’t scurred
Predators, ex-boyfriends – heck, even humans. Nothing could startle Rover Penguin (probably because he doesn’t have a circulatory system). And nothing says alpha male like a static expression in the face of danger.
5. Rover Penguin handles his business
Even with all the attention, Rover Penguin still makes sure to get the job done, one amazing image at a time.
Like a boss, indeed.