Japanese engineers create real-life Transformer robot

Japanese engineers create real-life Transformer robot

Brave Robotics also began streaming two videos that show the prototype transforming between its humanoid and vehicle modes with people inside.

Cars are great and all, but wouldn't they be so much greater if they were actually robots in disguise?

A Transformers-style humanoid robot that can morph into a sports vehicle has been unveiled in Japan.

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It's the culmination of a project that began fifteen years ago and has gone through several smaller permutations.

The RIDE has been co-developed with Asratec, a robot consulting firm, and amusement ride manufacturer Sansei Technologies.

Its developers have predicted the technology will be benefit amusement park and the entertainment industry.

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In fact, he told the outlet that it was anime that helped inspire him to design the mech, and he hopes that a real-life transforming mech will inspire other creators to do the same... "So I grew up believing that robots had to be capable of such things, which became my motivation to develop this robot".

It can be controlled from the driver's seat, or remotely via a wireless network.

Cool! But when do we get our transforming bumper cars? In the movie, it looks so fascinating when the auto takes the form of a robot and then with his driver presents impeccable action int he movie.

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Some people may view the robot as an "expensive toy", but it was meant to inspire others, Ishida said. The prototype is also planned to appear at IAAPA Attractions Expo, which will be held at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from November 12-16.

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