A Japanese company has created the World's
First Real Mech Warrior Robotic Platform! Ok, so what if it only
shoots little foam
rubber balls, it is huge at around 10 foot tall and it does walk around
controlled by a person inside activating foot pedals and joysticks. On
the Sakakibara Kikai company website (babelfish is your friend), you can find more information as well as
videos of the Mech moving
(walking?) and shooting
a space invaders target. It's $43,000 if you want to buy one.
But there are rumors of it not being a true biped. it has wheels under
its feet so it simply drags along each feet as it moves forward.
still, it's an amazing piece of development. The developer must be a
real fanatic for all thing mecha.
It's too bad it only slides its feet, it would be great to plant some
giant robo-footprints in the neighbor's yard.
The cockpit view itself would almost make up for it, though. I'd hook
up a CMU cam to the air cannons and give my friends nice orange shirts
to wear. Gotta win that lottery first, though.
Did anyone else laugh out loud at the sound of barking? That's one
brave little doggy...