Thursday, May 05, 2005

I want one!

Walk the streets in your 4m robot-suit:
AS the world gears up for the latest Star Wars movie, fans of the films can have their own Pod walker.

Japan's Sakakibara Machinery Works has unveiled its version of a sit-in walking robot, dubbed Land Walker 2. The 3.4m, one-tonne robot walks at 1.5km/h.
A tad slow, but no worries finding a good spot in the infield at your next NASCAR race!
Air guns on each side of robot shoot a rubber ball 20-30m. The company sells it for 36 million yen ($43,500).
Reasonable too! Of course, it'll cost a little to upgrade the armament.
However owners are advised that these land walkers are vulnerable to hostile Ewoks and Wookies.
Pesky lawyers always spoil the fun with disclaimers.

More here including video. (Hat tip: Gizmodo)