24 Sep '13, 12pm

Living in the Future is Awesome: From Roomba to Boardable Robot in Just 11 Years!

Living in the Future is Awesome: From Roomba to Boardable Robot in Just 11 Years!

In a video that has quite possibly the most awesome warning in the history of translated warnings, Suidobashi Heavy Industry brings you Kuratas, a robot you can climb inside and pilot. I know, I know--like me, you won't be satisfied until it can transform into a jet fighter so we can fully address the impending Zentraedi threat. But still, I'll need you to protect Earth--I have a feeling that, based on the glimpse I saw of the cockpit in the following video, the controls are more Xbox than Battlezone. Which means I'm screwed.

Full article: http://www.needcoffee.com/2013/09/24/kuratas-robot-japan/

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