You could own your own robot that has a weapons system that will shoot 6000 BB bullets per minute every time you smile - if you have $1.35 million to spare!
According to a Japanese company, Suidobashi, it is every man’s dream to own a gigantic, board-able robot.
Enter Kuratas, a boarding-robot that is an art piece. Being that, they do not guarantee your safety or your comfort while piloting a Kuratas, but they say it does “make your dream of becoming a robot pilot, come true.”
The Kuratas is about four meters high, and comes in seven ‘characters.' It's also carbon-coated and bullet proof!
Kuratas runs on a next-generation Robot Operating System called V-Sido. This enables you to move the arms and the torso.
The robot can reach a not-so-dazzling top speed of 10 kilometers an hour, but what will probably make up for that is its weapons system.
There is the Lohas launcher which is promised to be safe for humans and will hit its target “from time to time.” Then there is the ‘fun’ twin Gatling guns that shoots 6000 BB bullets per minute, and is triggered by the pilot’s smile!
The company advises consumers to assume the emergency position advised for airplane emergencies if the Kuratas accidentally topples over.
What would one pay for a giant robot-artwork that can travel at 10 km per hour, shoot people with BB bullets and, on the rare occasion, might topple over? Oh, only $1.35 million—before options, of course!