Super-Robot With Twin Guns Is Unveiled
2012 08 10

From: SkyNews

The Kuratas is fitted with twin gatling guns that can be triggered by a smile and fire 6,000 rounds a minute.




A massive robot that can carry a seated human pilot - and is armed with twin gatling guns - has gone on show in Japan.

Kuratas is described as the world’s first giant boarding robot, no doubt inspired by the "mechs" of Japanese anime and manga comic book culture which features human controllers inside a walking vehicle.

But Kuratas is different in that it offers two types of control system.

The robot can be piloted directly, or remotely by a user connected to a 3G device such as a latop, tablet or smartphone.

The firm that made the robot, Suidobashi Heavy Industry, even released a tongue-in-cheek video showing how to operate the robot.



It was unveiled to the world at the Wonder Festival in the Tokyo suburb of Chiba.



Kuratas, which is referred to as the Vaudeville project in a promotional video, has two humanoid arms and four wheeled legs - and twin six-barrelled gatling guns - which fire BB-sized pellets at the rate of 6,000 rounds per minute.

According to Suidobashi, the weapons are fired when the operator smiles - a system known as "the smile shot".

Onlookers immediately likened the presence of the guns to the bipedal ED-209 from Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 movie Robocop.

The Enforcement Droid was being presented to a board meeting when it malfunctioned, fatally opening fire on a hapless young OCP executive called Mr Kinney.

There was no such mishap at the Wonder Festival, and the robot was even allowed out onto the streets of Tokyo, where it was seen being driven through the traffic powered by a diesel engine.

The device, which travels at just 7mph, can be set to move in a low or high position to enhance the pilot’s field of view.

It also features a Lohas launcher - which fires bottles of water - and Iron Crow hands and "feet".

The robot is huge - measuring four metres in height and weighing four tonnes.

But it also comes with a suitably huge price tag, setting potential purchasers back $1m (£637,000).

However, anyone wanting to buy one of the custom-built machines does have a choice of colours - including pink.


Article from: news.sky.com





All of Your Wildest Dreams Will Come True? Kuratas Promotional Video:



"Urban Pacificaton Robot" : Mr Kinney VS Ed 209. (Graphic)









Related Articles
Russian research project offers ’immortality’ to billionaires - by transplanting their brains into robot bodies
"Most realistic" robot legs developed
Companies’ Twitter Followers Mostly Robots: Study
Meet ‘Robbie’: Darpa’s Seeing, Feeling, Two-Armed Robot
DARPA’s New Robot Conquers Stairs
Humans Lose, Robots Win in New Defense Budget
Age of Terminators comes a step closer: Scientists invent ’e-skin’, may give robots sense of touch
Where Humans Fear to Tread - Fukushima Daiichi Robot
Robots Learning How Not to Hurt Humans - By Punching Them
Robot learns to shoot bow and arrow


Latest News from our Front Page

How Monsanto is Destroying the Brains and Health of Everyone
2014 11 25
Interested in slowing your aging process? Take note! One of my most recent blog entries summarized roughly 10 years of research related to the consequences of inflammatory processes in the periphery of the body, such as the gut, and how this was driving brain degenerative inflammatory processes within the brain. One of the key findings from that research was how pathogenic ...
Guccifer: Pennsylvania City to be Nuked Next Year
2014 11 25
From Youtube: Renowned hacker Guccifer, who accessed the private emails of numerous top military, political and intelligence leaders, told the New York Times that a city in Pennsylvania is the target of a nuke attack in 2015. Guccifer also revealed that he is sitting on an archive of hacked emails that have not been publicly released.
Israeli Police Caught On Video Hosing ‘Skunk Spray’ on Palestinian Elementary Schools and Protesters
2014 11 25
Israeli police in Jerusalem have been caught on video recently spraying East Jerusalem Palestinian neighborhoods with a concoction they call “skunk spray”. The liquid is a mixture of sewage and rotting animal roadkill. The result of the police hosing down neighborhoods, elementary schools and protesters with the mix is a putrid smell that seems almost impossible to get off or be ...
The New Normal: Artist Butchers "Disney Princesses" with Breast Cancer Scars
2014 11 25
Comment: Natural remedies for cancer, like: diet, vitamins, minerals and other supplements are NEVER addressed. Neither are chemicals and wi-fi saturated environment recognized for the rise in these new epidemics. Instead ... what do they do? They normalize it. Like it’s just the new thing you need to do. Change nothing and adapt to these new circumstances of mutilation kids. ...
Gasp, Turkish President Observes Reality: "Women and Men Created Differently"
2014 11 25
Comment: Wow, a politician that manage to observe reality. Shocking and offensive no doubt, I wonder how the pro Muslim Feminists in Scandinavia and the rest of the West will react to this. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set off a new controversy on Monday, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special ...
More News »