Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Giant remote-controlled robot is built in Japan
BBC News ^ | 11/29/12 | BBC

Posted on 11/30/2012 10:47:53 AM PST by NormsRevenge

Kogoro Kurata grew up watching futuristic robots in movies and animation, wishing he could bring them to life.

Now, his childhood dream has become a reality as he's built a massive robot that he can control.

His 4-tonne, 4-metre tall Kuratas robot has a built-in pilot's seat and hand-held controller.

It lets him move the robot's massive arms, and make it walk at speeds of up to six miles per hour.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Japan; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: giant; japan; remotecontrolled; robot
Me hungry!


1 posted on 11/30/2012 10:48:01 AM PST by NormsRevenge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

about $800K .. comes with mobile phone software control capibility..

sooo soory, not a stocking stuffer and forget putting it under the tree..


2 posted on 11/30/2012 10:49:37 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Getting ready for Godzilla.


3 posted on 11/30/2012 10:49:50 AM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

HS, the Terminator is upon us already! I was thinking maybe 2050, but now?


4 posted on 11/30/2012 10:50:37 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Melly Chlistmas!


5 posted on 11/30/2012 10:50:54 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

“...forget putting it under the tree...”

It could BE the tree with a few light strings and ornaments.


6 posted on 11/30/2012 10:51:44 AM PST by moovova
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: moovova

What a hood ornament! strings of lights.. Oh Yeah!


7 posted on 11/30/2012 10:54:05 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Hugin
US version...


8 posted on 11/30/2012 10:54:25 AM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Coming soon to a battlefield near you!


9 posted on 11/30/2012 10:55:44 AM PST by The Duke
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Built by the Godzilla Force.

10 posted on 11/30/2012 10:56:27 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

COOL!

A real Battlemech!


11 posted on 11/30/2012 10:56:48 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
This Japanese Built Iron Giant ain't got nothing on Liberty Prime


12 posted on 11/30/2012 10:58:22 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MrB

I want a Valkyrie or a hover tank variant.


13 posted on 11/30/2012 11:03:11 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Looks like RoboCop II..............

14 posted on 11/30/2012 11:08:48 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
Naahhh .. it's only a movie .... isn't it??
15 posted on 11/30/2012 11:09:08 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge; maikeru; Dr. Marten; Eric in the Ozarks; Al Gator; snowsislander; sushiman; ...
Prototype armor for Japan's new Section 9?

日本 ピング  (kono risuto ni hairitai ka detai wo shirasete kudasai : let me know if you want on or off this list)

16 posted on 11/30/2012 11:14:58 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: knarf

Put Bugs Bunny’s brain in it.


17 posted on 11/30/2012 11:15:24 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Awesome. Gundam.


18 posted on 11/30/2012 11:23:43 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DTogo; All
Prototype armor for Japan's new Section 9?

...thanks, for the ping....

19 posted on 11/30/2012 11:24:10 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: KC_Lion
I like It...

20 posted on 11/30/2012 11:26:42 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: andyk

Oppa Gundam Style...


21 posted on 11/30/2012 11:26:55 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Darksheare

Ping.


22 posted on 11/30/2012 11:28:31 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

23 posted on 11/30/2012 11:29:19 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

It’s not really a robot: it’s really a sort bipedal vehicle, or maybe a mechanical suit. Robots are either remotely operated or autonomous.


24 posted on 11/30/2012 11:33:06 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

You know damn well Hollywood will scoop that up for about a bazillion dollars.


25 posted on 11/30/2012 11:33:24 AM PST by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: skinkinthegrass

Does it drive the 6000 SUX?


26 posted on 11/30/2012 11:36:27 AM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Romney did in 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: P.O.E.

Gigantor Gigantor Gi gannnn an an tor!


27 posted on 11/30/2012 11:55:35 AM PST by Gasshog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

But own a semi-auto handgun there?

No..no.


28 posted on 11/30/2012 12:07:20 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wally_bert
Be careful what you ask for.....

29 posted on 11/30/2012 12:15:43 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger

My thoughts the very moment I saw it.


30 posted on 11/30/2012 12:23:33 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: DTogo

Just now used my ROKU to call up Mothra 3 ~ had no idea it existed.


31 posted on 11/30/2012 12:28:05 PM PST by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

32 posted on 11/30/2012 12:42:51 PM PST by Buffalo Bob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge

Gundam 001 ;)


33 posted on 11/30/2012 12:49:06 PM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gasshog

Dickies’ version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5WuICBqrVo


34 posted on 11/30/2012 1:03:39 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Army Air Corps

NOT my fault.
I swear it.


35 posted on 11/30/2012 2:48:37 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Chainmail

You are correct but remember....... a journalist wrote the article and can’t differentiate between a robot and a backhoe or a mechanical suit.

To me, although a special machine, it philosophically is close kin to a Bobcat


36 posted on 11/30/2012 2:53:52 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Chainmail

You are correct but remember....... a journalist wrote the article and can’t differentiate between a robot and a backhoe or a mechanical suit.

To me, although a special machine, it philosophically is close kin to a Bobcat


37 posted on 11/30/2012 2:54:14 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

I’ll stick with the Robotech variety..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuWlcZRuiVI


38 posted on 12/09/2012 7:53:20 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson