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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

KURATAS BY SUIDOBASHI HEAVY INDUSTRY

Resembling a mech straight out of your favorite anime, the KURATAS is a functional robot created by Suidobashi Heavy Industry, a two-man team made up of artist Kogoro Kurata and robotics researcher Wataru Yoshizaki who started work on the project in 2010. The diesel-powered KURATAS measures 13 feet in height and weighs in at 4.4 tons, featuring 30 hydraulic joints and supported by four wheeled legs, allowing a top speed of just under 6.5 miles per hour. In terms of weaponry, there’s a multi-rocket launcher that fires plastic rockets filled with compressed water, as well as a gatling gun that shoots 6,000 BB bullets a minute, triggered when the pilot smiles. Yoshizaki’s V-Shido control system can be operated inside a one-man cockpit or remotely through a smartphone connected to a 3G network. Suidobashi aims to mass produce the KURATAS, with a 1.35 million price tag. Check out videos of the robot in action, as well as its official unveiling at last month’s Wonder Festival at Chiba.

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Kuratas, by Suidobashi Heavy Industry

World’s first mannable mecha, fully equipped with eco-friendly rocket launchers and BB pellet twin gatling guns.

Best part? The guns activate by smiling. 

More info here.

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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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When the challenge was laid down recently by the U.S. robot maker MegaBots against Japan’s own Kuratas by Suidobashi Heavy Industry, it seemed like a regular brawler between two overgrown fancy construction vehicles.

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Reblog and spread the word: Japan has accepted the American giant robot challenge!

MEGABOTS, INC. AND SUIDOBASHI HEAVY INDUSTRY OF JAPAN WILL MECHA BATTLE.

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL TIME TO BE ALIVE!

For the original Megabots, Inc. challenge video, follow this link. https://youtu.be/XVJTGLL2SnI

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KURATAS - Suidobashi Heavy Industry

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

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

ITS HAPPENING

Robot Wars: Japan vs United States

Last week, we learned that Robot Wars could potentially be a new sport, just as baseball or football. Specifically, we saw the U.S. challenge Japan to a battle in the arena.

Robot Wars are seriously competitive. Neither side will take this encounter lightly as Japan has accepted the United State’s challenge to battle it out in the robot ring. The point — as with any epic battle — is to leave only the best fighter standing. Here’s a recap, and the hilarious challenge videos that you can not afford to miss:

MegaBots: The Challenger

This company lives up to its name by creating technologically advanced, piloted mega-robots. These robots, similar to what you see in science fiction movies and video games, duke it out in an epic arena that can only house the best of fighter robots. Their robots get up to 15-feet tall and shoot cannon-sized paintballs at speeds upwards of 120 miles per hour.

This company looks forward to battling out its creations in Robot Wars arena battles, and has currently been working on full-scale walking Bots. They’ve successfully created an upper body prototype and a missile turret adversary, and are now, in a partnership with Autodesk, working on a new version of a MegaBot. They’re hoping to have this version ready by the Maker Faire Bay Area 2015, a giant “Show and Tell” showcasing creative and resourceful inventions. The company’s goal is to bring technology into the sports industry, hoping that people will one day be rooting for a robot like they do their favorite baseball team.

Suidobashi Heavy Industry: The Opponent

This company claims that their goal is to create human-ride robots. They currently mass-produce and sell a prototype named KURATAS, by Kogoro Kurata. You can even customize your own Bot. The company CEO reminds us that “Giant robots are Japanese culture,” and they appear to be more than ready for this Robot Wars challenge.

The Japanese company’s response to U.S. challenge video is just as comical, and it’ll be interesting to see who’s Bot is bigger and better in the competition. “The next billion dollar sports league could be giant robots that fight to the death,” says Business Insider.

It seems that a variety of people would be interested in attending Robot Wars as sports matches, so we might more rapidly approaching MegaBot’s ideal “sports world.” Unfortunately, neither company as announced any specifics for this epic battle yet, but we can assure you that you will be first to know when the time comes!

I know I’m super excited to see what happens in this arena. I will host Robot Wars Parties just like football fans host Super Bowl Parties. It’s all fun and games until someone’s robot gets SMASHED!


In the mood for some peaceful robot action? Meet MUSIO:

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Wow.

Japanese Suidobashi robot and MegaBots robot to fight in giant robot combats

Japanese Suidobashi robot and MegaBots robot to fight in giant robot combats

Are you a fan of Transformer movie? Then get ready for live giant robots fight as Japanese Suidobashi Heavy Industry Company has accepted the US rival MegaBots inc. challenge of giant robot fight. Kogoro Kurta, founder of Suidobashi has said, “Yeah, I’ll fight. Absolutely.” Kurta, who designed and built the 4 ton mechanical robot of Suidobashi also said: “We can’t let another country win this.…

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