Japanese tech company Suidobashi Heavy Industry has released the KURATAS robotic suit making us all one step closer to Gundam-style technology. KURATAS is the first giant boarding-robot, which is about four meters height (about 13 feet tall). Piloted by humans, it’s got the most advanced control system with the AE “V-Sido”. Not only can you operating KURATAS in the cockpit, but you can also enable controls and interaction with Kinect. You can operate it easily without taking a professional training such as a combat plane. Additionally, you can control KURATAS via the mobile 3G Internet access.
Personalization and customization is available for your unit. Whether it’s holding a squirt gun like fire fighter, painting a body camouflage like ranger in jungle, giving a mop and a cleaner like home cleaning robot, it’s really up to you. KURATAS can also be armed with a multi-rocket launcher that fires plastic rockets filled with compressed water or two Gattling cannons that can shoot a about 6,000 plastic BBs per minute when you smile.
Height : about 4,000 mm
Width: about 3,000 mm
Length : about 4,000 mm
Weight : about 4,500 kg
Control system : AE V-sido
Rumored price tag is $1.3 million.
KURATAS robotic suit by Suidobashi Heavy Industry
Instructional video for KURATAS robotic suit by Suidobashi Heavy Industry