Suidobashi Heavy Industry’s Kuratas: your own 13-foot, diesel-powered mech robot for $1.35 million

When they can tear the legs off other mechs and use them to bludgeon an opponent, then I’ll be interested.

Japanese engineers are working on everything from robots that walk like humans, to robots to help you in the lab, to robot babies for studying human development, but where are the mechs? Thankfully, Wired Japan shows us that Suidobashi Heavy Industry is on the case, having completed a 13-foot-tall, 4.4-ton, diesel-powered robot called Kuratas. The two-man team — artist Kogoro Kurata and robotics researcher Wataru Yoshizaki — isn’t stopping there, either. Suidobashi wants to mass produce, starting at the low price of $1.35 million.

Source: Suidobashi Heavy Industry’s Kuratas: your own 13-foot, diesel-powered mech robot for $1.35 million | The Verge

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