giant robotic beetle hits the streets of japan
 
giant robotic beetle hits the streets of japan
sep 05, 2013

giant robotic beetle hits the streets of japan

giant robotic beetle hits the streets of japan

 

 

 

japanese machine shop owner hitoshi takahashi spent the past 11 years building an 11-meter-tall robotic walking beetle called KABUTOM RX-03. the mobile sculpture, which takes its name from kabuto a type of rhinoceros beetle typical to japan — features characteristics typical to the insects like pointing horns and elongated legs. with over 30 moving parts, the machine includes a variety of technological details, such as the ability to shoot steam from the top of its head and its remote controlled legs that can reach speeds up to 4 kilometers per hour. weighing 17 tons in total, the robot can transport up to seven people with one driver riding on top and six occupants fitting in an internal compartment.

 

 


KABUTOM RX-03 6 legged beetle robot
video courtesy of ya1964ma

 

 

giant robotic beetle hits the streets of japan
a full image of the walking beetle (left), the robotic insect from the front view

 

 

giant robotic beetle hits the streets of japan
lit up eyes and elongated horns define the characteristics of the massive beetle robot
image via

 

 giant robotic beetle hits the streets of japan
the designer’s specifications for the giant walking beetle robot
image courtesy of kabutom

 

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  • it runs over wheels, and the video is fast-forwarded. sounds like a joke, to me.
    nice music.

    nemo
  • LOVE the music. But.. does it turn Mr.Takahashi marvel into a cheesy DYI throwback, or enhance the overall shear spectacular madness of his accomplishment? 11 years. 17 tons.
    Thank you, Mr. Takahashi.

    mkc
  • great music

    Dr Design

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