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Robot lets rider walk and fire just like Gundam
MAEBASHI, Gunma Pref. (Kyodo) An environment machinery maker has developed a robot that can be ridden and maneuvered like one in the animation series "Mobile Suit Gundam."
The single-seat Land Walker robot, standing 3.4 meters high and weighing 1 ton, can walk forward, backward or sideways at 1.5 kph by operating four pedals, and shoots sponge bullets from two air guns installed beside the cockpit, according to Masaaki Nagumo of Sakakibara Kikai Co., based in Shinto, Gunma Prefecture
Originally posted by IndigenousDave
From the video it looked as if the thing moved on wheels concealed beneath the feet. If it could lift it's legs this would be quite impressive.
Originally posted by UK_05_XM29
If they made mech things, they should make them in the design of insects - much lower profile and more legs to suport the weight (in mud or something, two legs would make the thing sink).