51-Foot-Long Dragon Is the World’s Largest Walking Robot
September 17th, 2013
The world’s largest walking robot is crazy. It’s a 51-foot-long fire-breathing dragon named Tradinno. Surprisingly, this is not a Japanese creation, but a German one. It was made for a play called Der Drachenstich by industrial robotics company Zollner Elektronik AG.
This beast weighs in at 11 tons, and despite that massive weight it can still move and flap its 40-foot-wide wings. The size is impressive of course, but also impressive is the detail. The movement is a bit unrealistic, but who cares? This thing is badass! It breaths fire and squirts buckets of stage blood! And while it can walk short distances on its own, they need to move it on the back of a trailer for anything longer than a jaunt around the stage.
Check it out in action right here in the video. It looks like it was quite an undertaking to create this epic monster.
And if there’s any doubt that it’s the world’s largest walking robot, check the Guinness World Records.