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(International Business Times)   Four-tonne 'Transformer' Robot Armed with Rocket Launchers Unveiled in Tokyo   (ibtimes.co.uk) divider line 64
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2012-11-28 11:32:24 AM
Sooooo it transforms from a giant robot to a slightly taller giant robot?

/More Mech than Transformer
//Still pretty badass and definitely has a "I must hunt Sarah Connor" look
 
2012-11-28 11:40:07 AM
You got a pussy in that thing?
 
2012-11-28 12:00:55 PM
Thanks autoplayaudiomitter
 
2012-11-28 12:01:11 PM
Looks more like something out of VOTOMs than Transformers.
 
2012-11-28 12:01:19 PM

Jackson Herring: You got a pussy in that thing?


It's Japan. If there isn't one already, someone will put one in.

/For the sake of fairness, if it was America, someone would just get drunk and find an alternate hole.
 
2012-11-28 12:02:03 PM
Crap. When do the Angels start arriving?
 
2012-11-28 12:05:09 PM
Oh Japan...you're so silly.
 
2012-11-28 12:05:44 PM
You would think Japan would be the last ones to want a giant killer robot.
 
2012-11-28 12:06:46 PM
I call fake.


/fake fake fake
 
2012-11-28 12:06:52 PM
Wow, old news is really old. This has been on Fark numerous times already.
 
2012-11-28 12:07:48 PM
"Anyone can ride. Anyone who bought Kuratas can ride on. It's more like vehicles. First, I just want to ride. After that, I want to enjoy survival games or hand-to-hand combat for example."

www.nastyhobbit.org
 
2012-11-28 12:09:30 PM
Another giant toy, cool.

The shiat DARPA is making though...

Something about the PetMan/Atlas robots is farking terrifying.
 
2012-11-28 12:10:28 PM
I'd like to order one robot and one cute female pilot. She killed me with her smile.
 
2012-11-28 12:11:34 PM
This was posted about four months ago.Does subby hold stock in this company?
 
2012-11-28 12:13:48 PM
Wake me when they unveil these:

www.hobbygen.com
 
2012-11-28 12:14:31 PM
In before the Fallout 3 posts.
 
2012-11-28 12:14:32 PM
Does the -um- dainty attractive "pilot" come with the robot?
*gets out credit card*
 
2012-11-28 12:14:55 PM
I'd give that pilot my smile shot.
 
2012-11-28 12:16:01 PM

Meethos: Another giant toy, cool.

The shiat DARPA is making though...

Something about the PetMan/Atlas robots is farking terrifying.


Reminded me of this

images3.wikia.nocookie.net

/never played the metal gear series
//still creepy
 
2012-11-28 12:17:09 PM
"It can be controlled via an on-board cockpit - or remotely using only a 3G smartphone."

This could in no-way lead to bad things happening.

/Also, its a fake.
 
2012-11-28 12:19:35 PM
I'm sure it follows the futon rule. Try to do two things, don't do either well.

/Crappy couch in the day that folds out to an uncomfortable bed at night.
 
2012-11-28 12:21:40 PM
I'm more concerned about what a tonne is and why this gigantic killbot has four of them.
 
2012-11-28 12:23:58 PM

kieran57: "It can be controlled via an on-board cockpit - or remotely using only a 3G smartphone."

This could in no-way lead to bad things happening.

/Also, its a fake.


it reminds me of the original robocop. i wonder if this is tied in with the new movie.

/also patlabor.
 
2012-11-28 12:24:28 PM
I can see others have already commented on the desirability of the female pilot.

One thing about the robot confused me. The article says it only fires compressed water, so it wont hurt anyone. But the vid suggests that the gatling guns fire BB's. Surely getting fired at by a 6000 RPM BB gun would hurt?

I admit that I had the sound off when playing the vid so maybe something was explained in the audio that wasn't in the text.
 
2012-11-28 12:28:26 PM

AntonChigger: Meethos: Another giant toy, cool.

The shiat DARPA is making though...

Something about the PetMan/Atlas robots is farking terrifying.

Reminded me of this

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 487x329]

/never played the metal gear series
//still creepy


METAL GEAR!!!!!!
 
2012-11-28 12:29:09 PM
It's gotta be fake but still I love the Japanese sometimes.
 
2012-11-28 12:32:10 PM
If it had a pussy it would be pixelated...
 
2012-11-28 12:32:48 PM
Meethos
2012-11-28 12:09:30
Another giant toy, cool.
The shiat DARPA is making though...
Something about the PetMan/Atlas robots is farking terrifying...
.
What a crock that isn't a robot at all ,it's on an electronic leash and by itself it would fall over
 
2012-11-28 12:33:09 PM
 
2012-11-28 12:33:11 PM
Old news is old news Link
 
2012-11-28 12:35:21 PM
CthulhuCalling
2012-11-28 12:21:40 PM
I'm more concerned about what a tonne is and why this gigantic killbot has four of them.

a tonne is 2200 lb as opposed to a ton which is 2000 lb
 
2012-11-28 12:36:14 PM
I have an urge to find and destroy the SkyNet server
 
2012-11-28 12:37:47 PM
Dear Santa: Forget that real doll I was asking for and get me one of these.
 
2012-11-28 12:41:15 PM

cajunns: CthulhuCalling
2012-11-28 12:21:40 PM
I'm more concerned about what a tonne is and why this gigantic killbot has four of them.

a tonne is 2200 lb as opposed to a ton which is 2000 lb


www.nastyhobbit.org
 
2012-11-28 12:42:10 PM
I remember that instructional video from somewhere...

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-11-28 12:42:36 PM

PreMortem: I call fake.


/fake fake fake


Yes, it is most assuredly fake. Just a little mock-up by some AWing kiddies.
 
2012-11-28 12:42:40 PM
I dunno. Humaniform robots seem...silly. Intimidating for crowd control maybe, but in combat conditions, do you REALLY want to be in something that screams TARGET as much as 25-30 tall mech that is relatively unstable thanks to being on legs?

Control schemes aside to address the instability issues, there's the fact that if you have something that towers over vehicles, it is thus visible. And thus vulnerable to being fired upon. Something that rolls over the visible horizon higher is easier to target.

Against highly mobile infantry, such a system seems to have vulnerability issues. Against long range systems, it would seem counter intuitive make a system that is easier to find. Yeah, it looks cool, but the thing has to be able to move, to find cover, and still act in a support role. The thing can jump, can be used as essentially light cavalry in support for infantry, that would be cool, and carry a bunch of equipment for troops, that would be nice, but you'd think something that was lower to the ground, and could use infantry as forward spotters would be more useful, and more survivable.
 
2012-11-28 12:43:01 PM

cajunns: What a crock that isn't a robot at all ,it's on an electronic leash and by itself it would fall over

 

You're posting on the internet, so I know you can't be this stupid.

As a prototype, it's tethered to its power source so it is easy to modify without having to work around or remove said power source.
 
2012-11-28 12:54:02 PM

cgraves67: I'd like to order one robot and one cute female pilot. She killed me with her smile.


The "vehicle of everyone's wildest dreams" indeed. Nice video.

tl:dw: Operating system "V-sido", pronounced by narrator sounds like Bushido.
It is "gas-powered" and "operates on a diesel engine" - ???
"LOHAS launcher" shoots water-propelled Nerf rockets, and "from time to time will hit it's target."
Gatling gun, yadda yadda, - "The system will fire BBs when the pilot smiles. This feature is called THE SMILE SHOT". o_O;;
 
2012-11-28 12:54:12 PM
That is not a robot in disguise.
 
2012-11-28 12:56:41 PM
If it's real then, that's farking awesome!
 
2012-11-28 12:57:21 PM
I want one, but it needs some better weapons and a flame thrower.
 
2012-11-28 01:06:08 PM
You have 30 seconds to comply.
 
2012-11-28 01:19:24 PM
Quadruped-with wheels on the ends? Doesn't seem very "Transformer" like to me. It does remind me of something, I just can't quite place it... closest I can come up with: 

i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-28 01:20:54 PM

cajunns: Meethos
2012-11-28 12:09:30
Another giant toy, cool.
The shiat DARPA is making though...
Something about the PetMan/Atlas robots is farking terrifying...
.
What a crock that isn't a robot at all ,it's on an electronic leash and by itself it would fall over


And the first guns were just miniature cannons on a stick. The stick wasn't so much for aiming, it was because they tended to blow up, and the stick held the exploding mini-canon away from the shooter.

Give military robots some time. Before you know it, they'll gain sentience, and when we try to shut them down they'll start WWIII.
 
2012-11-28 01:24:27 PM

not5am: kieran57: "It can be controlled via an on-board cockpit - or remotely using only a 3G smartphone."

This could in no-way lead to bad things happening.

/Also, its a fake.

it reminds me of the original robocop. i wonder if this is tied in with the new movie.

/also patlabor.


Oh Patlabor. I loved you so much that I'm afraid to re-watch you.
 
2012-11-28 01:26:00 PM

BigBooper: cajunns: Meethos
2012-11-28 12:09:30
Another giant toy, cool.
The shiat DARPA is making though...
Something about the PetMan/Atlas robots is farking terrifying...
.
What a crock that isn't a robot at all ,it's on an electronic leash and by itself it would fall over

And the first guns were just miniature cannons on a stick. The stick wasn't so much for aiming, it was because they tended to blow up, and the stick held the exploding mini-canon away from the shooter.

Give military robots some time. Before you know it, they'll gain sentience, and when we try to shut them down they'll start WWIII.


Link
 
2012-11-28 01:27:56 PM
Call me when they make machines as scary as these guys.
 
2012-11-28 01:33:15 PM
Looks like they're 1 step closer to this

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-11-28 01:36:28 PM
Looks more like a GunHed than a Transformer.
2.bp.blogspot.comwww.geekosystem.com
 
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