Japanese robotics expert Wataru Yoshizaki of Suidobashi Heavy Industry and artist Kogoru Kurata have created a robot that you can ride and battle in.
The robot called ‘KURATAS’ weighs about 4,500kg (4-tons); measures 4m-high (13 feet), 3m-wide and 4m-long; and costs about US$2.37 million.
Users can control KURATAS via their iPhones, or sit in its cockpit to pilot the robot.
The robot also has weapons, and has a function that lets users shoot their targets by smiling.
Currently, the ‘weapons’ are safe for humans, as they fire airsoft BB rounds that might not hit their targets.
Is this a step closer to the science fiction movie Real Steel?