X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

13-Foot-Tall Robot is Stepping Stone to Life-Size Walking Gundam

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

Robots are cool and rather fascinating not because they tend to do anything particularly mind-blowing yet, but because they hint at a future where we have robots that will do cool and really useful stuff for us on a daily basis. Hajime Sakamoto, president of Hajime Research Institute, has a new robot in the works that is interesting to check out, not because it does something special yet, but because it’s going to be 13 feet-tall.

13_foot_tall_robot

The new robot is an upgrade from the nearly 7-foot-tall bot he previously built. A 13-foot-tall bot is impressive, but it is only an interim design apparently. After this bot, Sakamoto plans to build a new one that is 26-feet-tall with a cockpit. Ultimately, he wants to go to 59-feet tall. Unfortunately, there’s no video yet of the new robot, but here’s a clip of Hajime 33, the big ‘bots predecessor.

And here’s a brief history of the Hajime robots, which started out at less than a foot tall.

If you are wondering, that 59-foot tall robot would be a 1:1 Gundam size bot, like the stationary one in currently being reassembled in Japan – except this one could actually walk. That would be awesome. If he is successful, I hope he builds an Atlas Mech after that. I want one with jet packs and a rail gun on each arm please.

[via Twitter via Plasticpals]

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:



Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

Crazy LEGO Railways

Crazy LEGO Railways

Hex House

Hex House

Concepts from Future Past: 1970 Evinrude Rooney Lakester

Concepts from Future Past: 1970 Evinrude Rooney Lakester

Tesla Supercharger May Not Be Free, But It’s Cheaper than Gas

Tesla Supercharger May Not Be Free, But It’s Cheaper than Gas

Hot Toys Batman: Arkham Asylum the Joker 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Hot Toys Batman: Arkham Asylum the Joker 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Chevy LEGO Batmobile: Crimefighting is Awesome

Chevy LEGO Batmobile: Crimefighting is Awesome

Advertisement