I don't know what this robot's job is, based on his proportions I'm guessing picking up and moving large, heavy stuff. I mean, just look at the size of those hands, they're huge. It turns out that's where this MOC by m_o_n_k_e_y started, with his hands, and the rest took shape over time.
I'm always fascinated with the genesis of a MOC. Sometimes it's a desire to recreate something, sometimes it's a piece of a larger story, sometimes it's just a part that makes you go "hmm". This way cool robot by Mana Ramp Matron came about with the experimentation of using a Technic seat as a head, and just look at the results. You just never know where the bricks will take you.
For some little understood reason, man is obsessed with creating humanoid robots like this one from David Steeves. I guess it's logical if you want them to live in our world, work in our factories and interact with our machines they should be like us (I'd like to see BB-8 try and run a lawn mower). And it's just common sense and courtesy that when they finally become sentient and realize what jerks we are (and consequently wipe us out) everything is already compatible with them.
Human anatomy fun facts:
25% of a human’s bones are in the hands and feet.
An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.
Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream.
When built from LEGO a human body is 73%-77% cooler than an actual human body.
This beautiful and pose-able humanoid robot is from builder quý. There's some really cool and subtle building techniques here, with some excellent sculpted body forms and contours. The detailing implying it's mechanical nature is my favorite part, you would swear it's functional yet it's all just suggested.
I know I don't feature Bionicle or Hero Factory often enough on the blog (or Technic, GBC, Military, SHIPS, Collaborations etc etc) but this MOC by Moko grabbed me by the pupils and throttled me. Check out the contouring and proportions on this guy! I guess I shouldn't be surprised at the pose-ability of this MOC since it's got ball and socket joints, but it's excellent.