Japanese engineers won't let a pandemic stop them from completing a giant, real-life Gundam
avclub.com -- Jul 28
The engineers at Gundam Factory Yokohama had the dream of building a giant walking robot and nothing—not even a pandemic—can stop them from realizing it.

The group has been working on their Gundam since January at a site in Yokohama, Japan, where it stands ready to grab our tiny hands and walk with us into our mecha future this fall. “Once finished, the robot will feature an incredible 24 degrees of freedom, meaning this thing will be able to walk.” the article says. It will also “weigh in at about 25 tons,” which is actually fairly light for a 60-foot robot. More important than any technical specification is the simple fact fact that it will be a building-sized robot that, as the above video shows, will be capable of walking, kicking its legs, and turning its colorful torso around to glare at passing aircraft.

The group has been working on their Gundam since January at a site in Yokohama, Japan, where it stands ready to grab our tiny hands and walk with us into our mecha future this fall. “Once finished, the robot will feature an incredible 24 degrees of freedom, meaning this thing will be able to walk.” the article says. It will also “weigh in at about 25 tons,” which is actually fairly light for a 60-foot robot. More important than any technical specification is the simple fact fact that it will be a building-sized robot that, as the above video shows, will be capable of walking, kicking its legs, and turning its colorful torso around to glare at passing aircraft.

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