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Real Steel: unleash your inner robot pilot with Kuratas, the 4 tonnes iPhone-controlled warrior

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Real Steel: unleash your inner robot pilot with Kuratas, the 4 tonnes iPhone-controlled warrior
A Japanese electronics company unveiled your largest, deadliest iPhone accessory yet at an expo over the weekend. You can be a robot pilot of Kuratas or control it with your iPhone via the 3G/4G network, and it is a 13 feet-high, 4.5 tonnes-heavy, 6, 600-ball-bearing-pellets-a-minute-shooting carnivore.

Best of all - those deadly shots can be triggered with a smile - your smile. Very quirky, and deserving a Hollywood movie episode of its own, as well as several shrink sessions for its creators.

The rideable Kuratas monster is, of course, meant for much more noble tasks besides shooting with its Gatling arm, like firefighting and cleaning debris. The robot is made by Suidobashi Heavy Industry and developed by Kōgorō Kurata, with the movements software for its hydraulic diesel-powered system done by Wataru Yoshizaki's robotic control software V-Sido.

In development since early 2010, Kuratas will run you about $1.3 million, depending on the trim and paint. We are not kidding, you can order this thing in various configurations from Suidobashi Heavy Industry at some point via the source link below. Enjoy the promo and control videos for Kuratas in the slideshow below, and dream of an Android control app as well, since what's more suiting than a little green robot controlling its deadly steel sidekick.


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posted on 30 Jul 2012, 07:40 8

1. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Holy mother of awesomeness.

I want one!! LOL

I could take it to the Apple HQ and remodel the place. :D

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 07:46 4

2. andro. (Posts: 1964; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Holy f*ck this is scary,
Cylons,skynet etc!!

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 07:56 3

3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5484; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Looks awesome, but talking about technologies I don't see nothing new in it.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 10:22 1

4. kamil (Posts: 115; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


looks like our military soldiers is going to war with their iphones and nothing else

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 10:56

5. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


They already do, my friend...

Ever heard of drones???

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 11:30

6. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1339; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Simply bad ass!! I knew Japanese were making giant robot, now they finally start to sell middle size robot.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 11:47

7. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


wait so im allowed to actually buy one of these lol im sure its ok if im driving down the street in one too right lol

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 12:06

8. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


i hate wheeled robots

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 12:27

9. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Bad ass... until I saw the wheels on the video...lol!!!

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 19:51

10. azafirster (Posts: 43; Member since: 01 May 2012)


Wait another year or two, we'll start seeing drone gundam or macross fighters from japan as iphone acc.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 02:11

11. sammy_saw (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Jan 2012)


Can we buy this robot ? I think the govt will ban it to the public , it like iron man

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