12,000lb Robot Suit Now for Sale


Japan is the land of robots, right? But not just inoffensive little welding bots that make Toyota minivans and Honda Civics. Instead, Suidobashi Heavy Industry is showing off Kuratas: a 13-foot wearable robot that makes Call of Duty armored suits look like toddlers’ action figures. Kuratas weighs about 12,000 pounds, moves at a top speed of 7 miles per hour, and can be controlled by a pilot sitting inside an on-board cockpit. And it’s now available for the low, low price of just $1.3 million U.S. dollars. However, fully decked out with a hand gun, LOHAS launcher, and “iron crow” (I believe that’s Jinglish for “iron claw”), my Kuratas specs out at $1.5 million plus. Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2012/08/01/13-foot-high-robot-kurata/

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