Imagine Roaming The Streets Inside This Gigantic Mechanized Robot

By Meera Dolasia on August 2, 2012

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Cruising around town in a giant mechanized robot suit is something every kid (and most adults) dream about - Now thanks to the efforts of Japanese artist Kogoro Kurata and Roboticist Watara Yoshizaki, their wishes have come true.

Unveiled on July 29th at Tokyo's biannual Wonder Fest, the Kuratas Robot is 13 feet tall and weighs 9,900 pounds. It's state-of-the art software system called V-Sido, allows it to be operated in one of three ways - By a driver physically sitting inside the sophisticated cockpit, remotely with a smart-phone or with the help of a master-slave system, whereby the giant mimics the moves made by a much smaller hand-held model manipulated from the outside.

Kuratas that derives its energy from diesel fuel can be driven around town in a low stealth mode or stretched out tall - Intimidating everyone around. However, with a top speed of 10km/hr the lumbering giant is not for people trying to get places in a hurry.

And of course, no robot is complete without some kind of weaponry arsenal - With a launcher that fires water balloons on demand and two Gatling guns capable of firing up to 6,000 BB pellets per minute, the Kuratas does not disappoint. What's even cooler is that once the target has been locked in, the guns can be triggered with a mere smile or giggle!

Though Mr. Kogoro Kurata insists that Kuratas is just a work of art and not available to consumers, the Suidobashi Heavy industry website where the robot was built, appears to be taking orders and even encouraging potential buyers to customize their Kuratas robot. However, with a base price of $1.35million USD for a toy deemed unsafe for the road by its creator, we are probably not likely to see this lumbering giant invading our cities anytime soon - But even seeing one of these walking around would be pretty cool wouldn't it?


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  • teejhayTuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:01 am
    I want the robot to be my slave!
    • maxamania
      maxamaniaFriday, November 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm
      1.5 million they broke my hart
      • beautifulgirl
        beautifulgirlSaturday, November 8, 2014 at 9:12 am
        That is a big robot
        • hoyoyoyFriday, November 7, 2014 at 12:09 pm
          I WANT IT!
          • bob the 1stTuesday, October 28, 2014 at 9:25 am
            three words i want one
            • nerdman888
              nerdman888Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:54 pm
              • popo1234
                popo1234Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 9:50 am
                so want one
                • ChrisWednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm
                  I want one too!
                  • pstrikeforce96
                    pstrikeforce96Monday, October 6, 2014 at 9:17 am
                    i want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • dr.awsomnessThursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:13 pm
                      I think it is awsome



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