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Japanese man's childhood dreams give birth to giant robot

Tech | | November 29, 2012, 4:48 pm
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The four-meter-high, limited edition, made-to-order robot is controlled through a pilot in its cockpit, or via a smartphone.

The four-meter-high, limited edition, made-to-order robot is controlled through a pilot in its cockpit, or via a smartphone.

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The robot, which took two years to pull together from concept to construction, also comes with a range of customised options from paint scheme to cup holders.

The robot, which took two years to pull together from concept to construction, also comes with a range of customised options from paint scheme to cup holders.

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It isn't cheap. The sticker price for the most basic model alone is around 110 million yen.

It isn't cheap. The sticker price for the most basic model alone is around 110 million yen.

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Like many Japanese, Kogoro Kurata grew up watching futuristic robots in movies and animation, wishing that he could bring them to life and pilot one himself. Unlike most other Japanese, he has actually done it.

Like many Japanese, Kogoro Kurata grew up watching futuristic robots in movies and animation, wishing that he could bring them to life and pilot one himself. Unlike most other Japanese, he has actually done it.