There's now a real-life Transformer you can ride in

29 April, 2018, 01:16 | Author: Teresa Adams
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Ishida says that he "grew up believing that robots had to be capable of such things, which became my motivation to develop this robot". Yes, in just about a minute, the two-seater sports auto can be seen transforming into a robot, moving its legs and even swaying in a sort of dance move.

As a auto, the robot in disguise can travel on its four wheels.

Commenting on the development, Kenji Ishida, chief executive of Brave Robotics, who helped build the bot in conjunction with Asratec, said he was inspired by the original Transformers cartoons that he used to watch as a child.

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The 12-foot-tall final product is a joint venture between Brave Robotics, another robotics company named Astric, and amusement park ride builder Sansei Technologies, according to Reuters.

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It's creators eye the more sedate pace in amusement parks or parades around the world. Or if you prefer to travel much slower, it goes 100 meters per hour in bipedal walking humanoid form.

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The Turkish Letrons project already produced a prototype transforming vehicle that made an appearance at the Japanese premiere of Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight film past year.

Still, the prototype will likely improve its specs over time, and it's exciting to think that kids (and kids-at-heart) can live out their Transformer fantasies at Disneyland one day.

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