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Some Maker constructed a land walker robot suit in Japan, there’s really nothing left to say… [via] – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. capiendo says:

    cool. more like a land-shuffler tho.

  2. Copperh3ad says:

    Yeah, this thing is old news and not that impressive.

    I mean nice build and all, but it doesn’t exactly have walker functionality. This thing would trip over stuff a wheeled vehicle could drive over.

  3. DGary says:

    honestly, the tennis ball guns this thing has are more impressive than the shambling “walker”

  4. eccramer says:

    What more do you guys want? It’s a freaking GIANT ROBOT from JAPAN. Pah, this guy can’t be bothered with trifles like “functionality”, he’s to busy being AWESOME.

  5. figgalicous says:

    This guy gets an A for Effort, but mechs like these will never be practical, a person with gumption like this could be breaking new frontiers with Biomorphology in robotics

  6. spongebathe says:

    It’s already begun.
    Laugh at me now, but mark my words; The Japanese are in a silent arms race to develop giant robots.
    When Japanese giant robots (giant, like power rangers zord giant) start effortlessly demolishing buildings, you’ll realize the irony that they figured out a non-nuclear alternative to levlleling a city. And they won’t hesitate to snub that in America’s face.

  7. morepowerdammit! says:

    Think about it, this is a PROTOTYPE. In 15 to 20 years, a military production version could probably dance on a dime while gunning down an infantry division. Now if it could transform like an Autobot, that would be cool. It could go from a rolling tank to a walking mech!

  8. Daswolfen says:

    Cool… Now we can play Live Action BattleTech

  9. SonofWyleE says:

    yawn… check these threads
    http://news.com.com/New+on+eBay+18-foot,+flame-fisted+mech/2100-1026_3-5783802.html
    http://japan.cnet.com/news/tech/story/0,2000056025,20078203,00.htm
    http://www.machinedesign.com/asp/viewSelectedArticle.asp?strArticleId=59627&strSite=MDSite&catId=2
    I think that Tony Stewart has the best duelling exoskeleton at the moment. Its all well and good though. My fantasy robot legions will dance on the head of a pin.