The largest humanoid robot in the world unveiled in Japan. The 18-meter device can now sit on one knee and raise the index finger.
Japanese factory Gundam Yokohama presented tests of the new 18-meter humanoid robot Gundam. In the video posted by the developers, you can see how the robot goes down on one knee, raises and lowers its limbs or index finger.
This robot will be part of the Gundam amusement park, which Japan wants to open during 2020. The entire attraction is built around the popular Gundam anime universe. It tells about the distant future, where people fight each other with the help of huge humanoid robots.
Life-sized Gundam in Yokohama is now in testing mode.pic.twitter.com/51HVoraPb7
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The design of the robot completely coincides with the appearance of the main character of the anime Gundam, the longest (by the number of episodes) in the history of this genre. The story of the robot unites dozens of TV series, OVAs, and feature films created by the Japanese studio Sunrise. Gundam was used as the basis for Transformers and other popular animated films.
The robot is being developed using the open-source Robot Operating System (ROS) and Gazebo simulation software. The engineers have already presented a full-scale virtual replica of the robot, which will allow novice programmers to develop their own actions and poses for the device.
When exactly the robot will be built and installed is not specified.