Transformer Robot That Turns Into a Car Unveiled in Japan, Watch Video
29 April, 2018, 01:17 | Author: Shawna Walton
Japanese firm Brave Robotics and amusement park ride manufacturer Sansei Technologies have developed a robot, called the J-deite RIDE, that transforms into an electric vehicle that can transport people. And the car's two passengers can sit inside the auto as it transforms around them into robot form.
Asratec's "V-Sido" software taught the robot to walk on two legs, and allows people to remotely operate J-deite Ride in both robot and vehicle mode.
It's the culmination of a project that began fifteen years ago and has gone through several smaller permutations.
Its developers have predicted the technology will be benefit amusement park and the entertainment industry.
The limited success of real-life Transformers is most visible in circus shows across Europe or various amusement parks across the world.
Kenji Ishida, CEO of Brave Robotics, who spearheaded the project, cites his childhood TV shows as his desire to make J-deite Ride a reality.
While admitting that it may seem like an expensive toy, Ishida said the robot is an attempt to inspire others and broaden the human imagination. The transformation from humanoid to auto takes about one minute to complete. "So I grew up believing that robots had to be capable of such things, which became my motivation to develop this robot". It also indicates that the machine can be controlled remotely. In November, J-deite Ride is scheduled to make its US debut in Florida at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018. Yes, Transformers fans could walk much faster than the J-deite Ride, even at a slow pace.
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