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Japanese Robot Builder Creates RC Transformer

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A Japanese robot builder has built a remote controlled Transformer bot.

Kenji Ishida posted a video that shows an RC car that changes into an upright robot and remain fully functional with movable legs and arms. The design requires 22 individual servos to make the transformation happen.

The car is reportedly not the first transformer Ishida has built. It appears to be the eight version that has improved with each iteration over a period of four years.

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    hotsacoman , December 3, 2012 5:03 AM
    How do I win this?
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    merikafyeah , December 3, 2012 5:25 AM
    It's certainly more than meets the eye....

    Also, who else here is a huge Transformers Prime fan and can't wait for season 3?
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    billyboy999 , December 3, 2012 5:47 AM
    This is awesome... it's one thing to see it in a movie CG; another to see it in real life.
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  • 14 Hide
    hotsacoman , December 3, 2012 5:03 AM
    How do I win this?
  • 12 Hide
    merikafyeah , December 3, 2012 5:25 AM
    It's certainly more than meets the eye....

    Also, who else here is a huge Transformers Prime fan and can't wait for season 3?
  • 4 Hide
    knowom , December 3, 2012 5:45 AM
    This geek certainly would meet Sheldon's approval at least until they had a conversation and then he would appear inferior to his intellectual prowess.
  • 12 Hide
    billyboy999 , December 3, 2012 5:47 AM
    This is awesome... it's one thing to see it in a movie CG; another to see it in real life.
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    twelve25 , December 3, 2012 5:56 AM
    I would have been more excited if not for the music. :( 

    Amazing robotics, though. Let's get him some grant money to do it to a full size car.
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    monsta , December 3, 2012 6:47 AM
    Well done , great to see such talent
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    myromance123 , December 3, 2012 7:26 AM
    Capable of making an awesome robot, but can't upload a (at least) 720p video? I don't understand.
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    ikyung , December 3, 2012 7:45 AM
    That.. is... AWESOME
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    fuzzion , December 3, 2012 7:58 AM
    myromance123Capable of making an awesome robot, but can't upload a (at least) 720p video? I don't understand.


    Atleast the video wasnt recorded with a patato
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    biggiebody , December 3, 2012 8:03 AM
    myromance123Capable of making an awesome robot, but can't upload a (at least) 720p video? I don't understand.

    Maybe he used all his money creating the robot that he couldn't afford a decent device to record 720p?
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    C12Friedman , December 3, 2012 9:23 AM
    22 servos, I guess my 6 channel transmitter isn't going to get me far with that model
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    digiex , December 3, 2012 11:28 AM
    OMG, he poses the Matix!
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    ubercake , December 3, 2012 11:45 AM
    Cool.
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    sna , December 3, 2012 1:23 PM
    myromance123Capable of making an awesome robot, but can't upload a (at least) 720p video? I don't understand.


    shut up and watch the movie
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    lp231 , December 3, 2012 1:53 PM
    Cool, but this is better. :) 
    http://www.torontosun.com/2012/11/28/giant-kuratas-robot-comes-to-life-in-japan
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    LaughALot , December 3, 2012 2:01 PM
    Check out the headlights on that babe.
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    Trialsking , December 3, 2012 4:11 PM
    fuzzionAtleast the video wasnt recorded with a patato


    You say patato, I say potato, you say tamato, I say tomato...
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    sliem , December 3, 2012 5:50 PM
    It's so cool, except the giant robot-boobs.
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    tbq , December 3, 2012 7:09 PM
    I know what I want for Christmas now.
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    Anonymous , December 3, 2012 8:54 PM
    HA! I may not be a fan of Transformers, but I gotta admit, that's is pretty fking cool. Well done!
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