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

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.



11. sammy_saw

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 07, 2012

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

10. azafirster

Posts: 44; Member since: May 01, 2012

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

9. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

8. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

i hate wheeled robots

7. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 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

6. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

4. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

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

5. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

They already do, my friend... Ever heard of drones???

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

1. ilia1986 unregistered

Holy mother of awesomeness. I want one!! LOL I could take it to the Apple HQ and remodel the place. :D

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