Japan Creates a Robot that Can Be Piloted by a Child 0

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Last March, Gunma Prefecture-based machine manufacturer Sakakibara Kikai has released the first ever actual robot that is so simple it can be used by children. And no, we’re not talking about toy robots – this is an actual pilotable robot that looks like a cross between ED-209 and the exo-suit used by Ripley in the original aliens.

The robot is a 2-meter-tall, 360 kilogram machine that can move in all directions and pick up items with its right arm. The left arm features a spinning drill, probably because they felt that kids just aren’t destructive enough. It took the makers approximately one year to take the robot from the conception stage to creation.

Check out the video below to see it in action: