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Originally posted by NeoVain
Just found this and my jaw literally dropped to the floor. This is beyond cool.
This is the Kuratas, a boardable robot, fully customizable that is available for anyone to buy. It comes complete with weapon systems like a minigun and a rocket launcher(non deadly for civilian use). It is mass produced by a japanese company and selling worldwide. And it looks AWESOME!
And here is the tutorial for would be buyers.
Of course, it costs a fortune, and is made in Japan by Suidobasho Heavy Industries. Crazy awesome japs, eh?
edit on 29-7-2012 by NeoVain because: add pic
Originally posted by mr10k
reply to post by Ilyich
You do understand they didn't build this with real-life war in mind? It was meant for civilians. And come on! An RPG to ANYTHING will do a ton of damage. This thing looks like it could be put to good use as some advanced war mecha.
If I had the cash to spare I'd save one and mod it for when shtf, but it looks way more practical being used on the battlefield.
Really? With a price tag like that we're better off giving our boys walmart specials, than putting them in a robot-oven-coffin. Molotov the thing and the poor bastard will be roasted and trapped for good.
Again, I think you completely missed the part where it states it's for civilian use. Not tailored to some military jarhead who wants to kill a bunch of people in a giant robot.edit on 29-7-2012 by mr10k because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by blamethegreys
Not one person in this thread saw any possible use for industrial &/or scientific applications!
RLY?! NO ONE imagined power lifter claws on this badboy, fighting the queen?
NO ONE pictured variants of this tooling around the Mars surface, taking samples and video of Hoagland's temple complex?!
Originally posted by LucidDreamer85
reply to post by NeoVain
Cheesy song and bad CGI in the streets ?
or was that them really driving this thing around.
Either different camera they are using to film or mix of real and cgi.
Originally posted by Mirthful Me
As per video...
"It is gasoline fueled and runs on a diesel engine."
I'd like to see that technology...