Kuratas, the Robot Suit You can Have

By João Matos | 2015/01/20 - 08:39:06


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Kuratas, a user-operated robot created by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry studio, was launched as "the world's first giant boarding robot" back in 2012. The robot suit allows you to operate from the inside or through remote control, with a 3G touchscreen phone, and can actually be armed with with different kinds of weapons.

Though the concept of an armed robot suit might seem a little bit controversial, Kuratas was designed as more of an art project by blacksmith Kogoro Kurata, in a partnership with Wataru Yoshizaki, who developed the V-Sido control system that operates the machine.

Kuratas was inspired by robots from movies and anime series he saw while growing up. "I want to know what I will feel if a 13 feet robot really moves. I guess it must be, not only interesting, but also scary. Anyway, I want to find out", says the Japanese artist.

The 5 ton, 13 feet, 30 joint exoskeleton might look like an impressive mecha robot, but it's actually very slow in movement and it moves in four wheels at 10 Km/h (a Mobility Scooter can go faster than that). Still, it's quite a cool tech piece and you can actually buy one for $1 million on Amazon Japan if you happen to be an obscenely wealthy anime and manga fan with a lot of house space. 
Kuratas, the robot suit created by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry studio
Suidobashi Heavy Industry
Kuratas, the robot suit created by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry studio
Suidobashi Heavy Industry
Kuratas, the robot suit created by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry studio
Suidobashi Heavy Industry
Kuratas, the robot suit created by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry studio
Suidobashi Heavy Industry
Kuratas, the robot suit created by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry studio
Suidobashi Heavy Industry
Kuratas, the robot suit created by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry studio
Suidobashi Heavy Industry
Kuratas, the robot suit created by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry studio
Suidobashi Heavy Industry
Kuratas, the robot suit created by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry studio
Suidobashi Heavy Industry
Kuratas, the robot suit created by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry studio
Suidobashi Heavy Industry
Kuratas, the robot suit created by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry studio
Suidobashi Heavy Industry
Kuratas, the robot suit created by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry studio
Suidobashi Heavy Industry
Kuratas, the robot suit created by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry studio
Suidobashi Heavy Industry
Kuratas, the robot suit created by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry studio
Suidobashi Heavy Industry
Kuratas, the robot suit created by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry studio
Suidobashi Heavy Industry
Kuratas, the robot suit created by the Suidobashi Heavy Industry studio
Suidobashi Heavy Industry

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1 Comments

  1. robo2015-05-23 08:53:39

    I need one of these :)



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