Sunday, August 06, 2006


Walking robots are a staple of science fiction films, and an obsession to the Japanese. Geeks the world over daydream about climbing into the cockpit of a battlemech or an AT-ST and striding into robotic battle.

Now, for 36 million yen (US$312,000), that geek dream has become a reality. The Sakakibara-Kikai Land Walker is now for sale. As the following video shows, it's kind of clunky and rattley and not really bipedal (in a true leg lifting manner). However, as an exhibition piece, it's hard to imagine a machine offering more geek credibility.....

(article found at GizMag)
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