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   Four-tonne 'Transformer' Robot Armed with Rocket Launchers Unveiled in Tokyo

28 Nov 2012 11:57 AM   |   12026 clicks   |   International Business Times
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scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  
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

28 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
Jackson Herring    [TotalFark]  
You got a pussy in that thing?

28 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
ArmanTanzarian     
Thanks autoplayaudiomitter

28 Nov 2012 12:00 PM
lousyskater     
Looks more like something out of VOTOMs than Transformers.

28 Nov 2012 12:01 PM
LordJiro     

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.

28 Nov 2012 12:01 PM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
Crap. When do the Angels start arriving?

28 Nov 2012 12:02 PM
parkke0108     
Oh Japan...you're so silly.

28 Nov 2012 12:05 PM
odinsposse    [TotalFark]  
You would think Japan would be the last ones to want a giant killer robot.

28 Nov 2012 12:05 PM
PreMortem    [TotalFark]  
I call fake.


/fake fake fake

28 Nov 2012 12:06 PM
PsyLord     
Wow, old news is really old. This has been on Fark numerous times already.

28 Nov 2012 12:06 PM
My Bologna Has A Maiden Name     
"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."

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28 Nov 2012 12:07 PM
Meethos     
Another giant toy, cool.

The shiat DARPA is making though...

Something about the PetMan/Atlas robots is farking terrifying.

28 Nov 2012 12:09 PM
cgraves67     
I'd like to order one robot and one cute female pilot. She killed me with her smile.

28 Nov 2012 12:10 PM
Evil Mackerel     
This was posted about four months ago.Does subby hold stock in this company?

28 Nov 2012 12:11 PM
Kit Fister    [TotalFark]  
Wake me when they unveil these:

www.hobbygen.comView Full Size

28 Nov 2012 12:13 PM
Prospero424     
In before the Fallout 3 posts.

28 Nov 2012 12:14 PM
oldfarthenry    [TotalFark]  
Does the -um- dainty attractive "pilot" come with the robot?
*gets out credit card*

28 Nov 2012 12:14 PM
stonelotus    [TotalFark]  
I'd give that pilot my smile shot.

28 Nov 2012 12:14 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

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/never played the metal gear series
//still creepy

28 Nov 2012 12:16 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.

28 Nov 2012 12:17 PM
TheGogmagog     
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.

28 Nov 2012 12:19 PM
CthulhuCalling     
I'm more concerned about what a tonne is and why this gigantic killbot has four of them.

28 Nov 2012 12:21 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.

28 Nov 2012 12:23 PM
The sound of one hand clapping     
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.

28 Nov 2012 12:24 PM
kumanoki     

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!!!!!!

28 Nov 2012 12:28 PM
xaldin     
It's gotta be fake but still I love the Japanese sometimes.

28 Nov 2012 12:29 PM
mikalmd     
If it had a pussy it would be pixelated...

28 Nov 2012 12:32 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

28 Nov 2012 12:32 PM
CthulhuCalling     

28 Nov 2012 12:33 PM
Coelacanth     
Old news is old news Link

28 Nov 2012 12:33 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

28 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
mike_d85     
I have an urge to find and destroy the SkyNet server

28 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
uncleacid     
Dear Santa: Forget that real doll I was asking for and get me one of these.

28 Nov 2012 12:37 PM
CthulhuCalling     

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


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28 Nov 2012 12:41 PM
Lt_Ryan     
I remember that instructional video from somewhere...

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28 Nov 2012 12:42 PM
JackieRabbit     

PreMortem: I call fake.


/fake fake fake


Yes, it is most assuredly fake. Just a little mock-up by some AWing kiddies.

28 Nov 2012 12:42 PM
hubiestubert    [TotalFark]  
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.

28 Nov 2012 12:42 PM
Meethos     

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.

28 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
DECMATH     

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;;

28 Nov 2012 12:54 PM
megarian    [TotalFark]  
That is not a robot in disguise.

28 Nov 2012 12:54 PM
tedthebellhopp     
If it's real then, that's farking awesome!

28 Nov 2012 12:56 PM
shifter_     
I want one, but it needs some better weapons and a flame thrower.

28 Nov 2012 12:57 PM
thaduke     
You have 30 seconds to comply.

28 Nov 2012 01:06 PM
ProfessorOhki     
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: 

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28 Nov 2012 01:19 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.

28 Nov 2012 01:20 PM
kieran57     

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.

28 Nov 2012 01:24 PM
ProfessorOhki     

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

28 Nov 2012 01:26 PM
THX 1138     
Call me when they make machines as scary as these guys.

28 Nov 2012 01:27 PM
Dumb-Ass-Monkey     
Looks like they're 1 step closer to this

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28 Nov 2012 01:33 PM
TV's Vinnie     
Looks more like a GunHed than a Transformer.
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28 Nov 2012 01:36 PM
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