September 24, 2020
A giant 60ft tall Transformer-like robot based on the Japanese anime series Mobile Suit Gundam was filmed pointing, walking and ‘taking the knee’ during a recent test.
The humanoid robot was built as part of a new attraction at Yamashita Pier by engineers at Gundam Factory in the Port of Yokohama.
It was due to become the centrepiece of the factory on October 1, but the coronavirus pandemic delayed the opening until later this year, operators confirmed.
The Gundam anime series has sparked a multi-billion dollar industry with movies, manga, plastic models and video games.
Video footage shows the massive 25 tonne robot moving its right arm and fingers, lifting its legs and kneeling while workers watch from a nearby observation deck.
This article was posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 3:06 am