People: Nov. 15, 1982

A regrettable maxim of the '80s is that frivolity has become the mother of invention. The latest evidence: Andy Warhol, 51, the lifeless doyen of Pop art, is being immortalized as a lifelike robot. The copy is the work of Alvaro Villa, 42, a onetime Disney animator, who claims that the computerized dummy will be barely distinguishable from the real thing. Villa will bless A2W2 with preprogrammed speech and 54 separate body movements. Upon completion, the $400,000 robot will hit the road as the star of a $1.25 million multimedia road show called Andy...

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