Do You Want to Drive Your Own Robot?

A Japanese team of skilled engineers from Suidobashi Heavy Industry have created a mechanical robot you can actually drive. They named it Kuratas.

This human-controlled robot was unveiled at Wonder Fest 2012 in Tokyo. It stands more than 12 ft tall and weights 9,920 ls. Kuratas features a humanoid upper body and four insect-like legs with heels. The design allows one person to sit inside its chest, where the driver is presented with a large LCD display, lighted indicators, a handled custom, control stick and a pair of joysitcks to operate its arms. The Kuratas has a top speed of six miles per hour and can be controlled using an iPhone app if desired.

Learn more about the robot by reading "Buy your own giant Japanese robot for only $1.3 million" and watch the video below.