Transformers-Style Robot Turns Into a Car in 60 Seconds

Auto | Reuters | May 11, 2018, 9:30 am
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 A Transformers-style, humanoid robot that can shape-shift into a sports car in about 60 seconds was unveiled in Japan. (Image: Reuters)

A Transformers-style, humanoid robot that can shape-shift into a sports car in about 60 seconds was unveiled in Japan. (Image: Reuters)

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The "J-deite RIDE" robot is the brainchild of Kenji Ishida, CEO of Brave Robotics and a fan of anime movies featuring robots that could transform or combine with each other. (Image: Reuters)

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 Some people may view the robot as an

Some people may view the robot as an "expensive toy", but it was intended to inspire others, Ishida said. (Image: Reuters)

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 The RIDE was co-developed with Asratec, a robot consulting firm, and amusement ride manufacturer Sansei Technologies. (Image: Reuters)

The RIDE was co-developed with Asratec, a robot consulting firm, and amusement ride manufacturer Sansei Technologies. (Image: Reuters)

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 A new transforming robot called

A new transforming robot called "J-deite RIDE" that transforms itself into a passenger vehicle, developed by Brave Robotics Inc, Asratec Corp and Sansei Technologies Inc. demonstrates during its unveiling at a factory near Tokyo, Japan. (Image: Reuters)