You Can Buy a Driven-by-Human Giant Robot With McLaren P1 Money

Kuratas 5 photos
Photo: Amazon Japan
Since there are at least two years left before Avatar 2 hits the big screens, maybe you should finally call that rich uncle you have and ask him for a loan. Tell him you want to buy your dream car, McLaren’s hybrid hypercar, and that you’re willing to work for the next 20 years to pay him back. And then, when you get the money, go online and order the world’s first giant boarding robot.
Remember what Avatar character Colonel Miles Quaritch played by Stephen Lang was riding in Pandora once the humans would try to invade the extraterrestrial planet in the hope they could get unobtanium from the indigenous? Since they couldn’t breathe on the planet and they needed similar machines to size the Na’vi population, they were using these giants driven-by-human robots. Well, get this, with one million bucks you can get one for yourself online.

Dubbed Kuratas, the rideable and user-operated robot was built by the Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industry back in 2012. Billed the world’s first giant boarding robot, the 4,500 kg machine is approximately 4 meters high and can be crewed by one person. The operator sits in the body of the robot in an actual seat, with the control device in front of them. However, if you don’t really feel like going all futuristic, you can also control the huge machine externally by remote control.

Best part? If an apocalyptical war would start all of the sudden, you could also arm the robot with multiple weapons, such as a 6,000 round per minute twin BB Gatling cannon and a “LOHAS” launcher which fires either water bottles or possibly fireworks. You can also get a powered humanoid hand called the “iron crow” that is capable of picking up objects and is linked to the pilot. There’s a downside, the Kuratas is not capable of walking, but you can drive it using its four wheels at around 10km/h.

Want one? Just go on Amazon Japan and order it for 120 million Japanese Yen ($1,022,138).
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