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Japanese Company Creates Robot That You Can Ride And Battle In
By Anthea Quay, 31 Jul 2012
Japanese robotics expert Wataru Yoshizaki of Suidobashi Heavy Industry and artist Kogoru Kurata have created a robot that you can ride and battle in.
The robot called ‘KURATAS’ weighs about 4,500kg (4-tons); measures 4m-high (13 feet), 3m-wide and 4m-long; and costs about US$2.37 million.
Users can control KURATAS via their iPhones, or sit in its cockpit to pilot the robot.
The robot also has weapons, and has a function that lets users shoot their targets by smiling.
Currently, the 'weapons' are safe for humans, as they fire airsoft BB rounds that might not hit their targets.
Is this a step closer to the science fiction movie Real Steel?
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