Life-Size Functional Mech Called the Karatas; Touch-Screen and 3G Phone Controllable

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  1. dgstorm

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    Okay, so this story isn't directly Android related, but since it is such unbelievably cool tech, we just had to share it with you. (Plus it is both touch-screen and 3G phone related, so we can easily justify it.) A company called Suidobashi Heavy Industry has developed an actual, life-sized and functional Mech! This faux combat robot is called Karatas, and comes with a number of intriguing features to get your "battle" fix, or you can even use it for more mundane tasks.

    This behemoth super-toy uses a number of different control systems with the included custom operating system, called V-SIDO (Bushido). This OS allows for you to control it with either a set of master-slave joysticks, a Kinect interface & internal touch-screen controls, or you can even remotely control it through a 3G connection to your phone. It gets even better. The Karatas features a ride-in cockpit, an auto-lock targeting system, a water-propelled "eco-friendly" Rocket Launcher, and a "smile-controlled" gatling gun that fires 6,000 BBs per minute.

    Even though the device is meant as a giant toy, and is not designed to really hurt anyone, it is still very intimidating. It stands almost 13 feet tall, weighs 4.5 tons, and can travel at a top speed of 10KM per hour. For now, the Karatas is a one-off project, but if it takes off, the company intends to produce more and make them fully customizable. Of course, the price for entry could be considered a bit steep. The base model before any customizations starts at over $1.3 Million dollars... Better start saving those pennies!

    Who wants one?

    Source: TechCrunch and ????? | Suidobashi Heavy Industry
     
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    Just give me Microsoft's original MechAssault, and I'll be happy.
     
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    I WANT ONE!! That's awesome. I can see how it would be a tremendous weapons system for combat while providing far more safety from attack than current methods, except perhaps tanks. But for Mobility it's incredible.
     
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    i want one .. it goes on the list of items i will never be able to afford .:r_c:
     
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    Yikes!!! ITS ROBO COP!! that's Cool! I want one too! :)

    Wait till the "Army" gets their hands on this!!!

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    I'll take one of the pilot. You can have the mech.
     
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    Battle field 4; put me on the want list. Brother can you spare a dime? Or 2,3,4,5,6...
     
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    This is the ultimate Zombie Apocalypse vehicle.
     
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    Only a matter of time before we have some of the damn anime style fighting lol

    would buy. 1.3mil is a little steep ill wait for it to drop to under 100k.

    park that thing in my drive way and lets see who screws with ya.
     
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    i'll take the pilot and the mech for 1.32M please. :p
     
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    I don't care who buys it but I get to drive it.
     
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    Gotta' love how fishnet stockings are the uniform of the future.
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