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Advances in technology keep surprising us every time they’re bigger, ostentatious, and almost magical. July 2020 saw the first giant robot presentation that we literally could only see in science fiction films, comics, and animated series, but now it’s a reality.
It’s about Gundam, the 18-meter-high and 25-ton robot, a full version of the series of the same name, which is also known as “Japanese Star WarsDue to the history and popularity since the anime was released in the 1970s.
But how is a robot of this size possible? Well, after months of work, the Android developed by Gundam Factory in the city of Yokohama can run and even pose just like the original.
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It took more than six years to assemble and consists of 20 moving parts made of steel, carbon fiber and plastic. You have the “freedom” to move around and even “take off” with smoke effects and to give the impression that you are no longer on the ground. However, it does not move from its place. However, the position changes automatically every half hour.
How do i control it?
The steel giant is in a structure to take a closer look at the android. There is also an exhibition hall that teaches the building process and gives information about the internal structure and technology.
But that is not all. With the help of augmented reality technology, the experience of handling the robot is simulated in the first person.
The complex’s doors will open to the public on December 18th, and entry will cost between 1,650 and 3,000 yen (that is, between 320 and 640 Mexican pesos approximately).
In the future, after the long-awaited end to the pandemic, it is expected to be one of the main attractions of Yokohama, which is very close to Tokyo.