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Kuratas (KR-01) is a rideable and user-operated robot (mecha) built by the Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industry. Billed as “the world’s first giant boarding robot”, the Kuratas was unveiled when the website was opened in 2012. It will spar against the MegaBot Mark II in 2016.

Suidobashi is the brainchild of Japanese blacksmith Kogoro Kurata. Aided by Wataru Yoshizaki, a third-year doctoral student who developed V-Sido software to power the robot’s 30 hydraulic actuators, iPhone connectivity, and control of the robot’s hands. In January, the duo successfully launched their product in a commercial market; the Kuratas went on sale on Amazon Japan for the princely sum of ¥ 120,000,000.

Kuratas is a light-weight, single pilot mecha equipped with twin Gatling guns, an advanced targeting system and a built-in heads-up display (HUD). It weighs approximately 4,500 kg, and is 4 meters high.

Estimated cost: $1.3 million

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KURATAS - Suidobashi Heavy Industry

Damnit, Japan. Am I going to have to come over there?

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Japan VS U.S.A - Big ass Robot FIGHT!

U.S.A has some guts challenging JAPAN to a robot fight! All my money is on Japan, now where can I get tickets to witness this historical event?

Left Japan | Right USA

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HOLY FUCKING SHIT, IT IS FUCKING ON, THE WORLD’S FIRST GIANT ROBOT BATTLE, WHAT A FUCKING TIME TO BE ALIVE, I’M FUCKING THERE!!!!!!!!

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Giant Robot Anyone? Only £1.3 million

A group called the Suidobashi Heavy Industry created an incredible robot, which we would love to have in our garage right now.

The robot, named Kuratas,  is human-controlled and stands at 12 feet tall, weighing 9,920 pounds.

Kuratas made its debut Wonder Fest 2012, an annual hobby convention in Tokyo, Japan.

The Kuratas has a human-inspired upper body and four insect-like legs with wheels.

Pressing a button on the front of the robot opens up a driver compartment, allowing a person to climb inside. Once inside, you’re presented with an huge LCD display.

The robot is controlled  through a custom control stick that is part of the steering wheel.

The stick can be used to pivot the bot’s waist and steer while moving. The Kuratas has a top speed of six miles per hour. The robot uses an Xbox Kinect sensor to pick up gestures and facial expressions.

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“The Kuratas Mecha robot is an art/aspirational nerd project by Suidobashi Heavy Industry. This full-sized Mech robot features a ride-in cockpit, “rocket” launchers, and a “smile controlled” BB Gatling gun. That’s right: when you smile, this thing unleashes thousands of tiny plastic BBs.”
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Yup, this is where it starts. Soon real gundams and shit. 

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u8mheM2Hrg)

ITS HAPPENING

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Are. You. Effing. Kidding me.

I’ve been dreaming of this for years. First, the life-sized Gundam in Odaiba.  Now, this.

Lottery time, bitches.

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Este es un KURATAS, el robot de 4 metros de altura que podes manejar metido en su cabina por U$S 1.3 millones.

Si el sueño de Robotech te parece caro, tranquilo, por el mismo precio también lo podes manejar desde tu iPhone o iPad.

Suidobashi heavy industry (por 重工 水道橋)