I'm betting that anime fans and weebo's all around are creaming their pants right now after seeing this.

Those crazy Japanese. This conveys my feelings.

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eh, I don't think the weeaboos are crazy for robots in particular.

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Now that is crazy cool! I wonder who's paying for it?

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the 37 million people who live in the greater Tokyo area?
If you only taxed each person ¥10,000 (~US$100), that's over $3 Billion

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but can it be launched into space?

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Nah, we are not there yet. I do wish technology is develped enough to make pacific rim and evangelion in 20 years.

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your not an anime fan then?

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I like anime as much as the next person. I used to build the Gundam kits too. After War Gundam X is my favorite of the franchise.

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is it just me, or can anybody else see a real kaiju hiding in the background? kaiju :p

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I hate those things.

Now, before you judge me, lemme explain why.

I love robotics in general, but these kind of "giant robots" are just flashy things for show, and don't, can't, and won't ever be functional because the design makes no sense for practical use. Sure you can make a giant anime "robot" that looks impressive, but to me this is such a waste of resources better spent on making an actual robot that can walk and move without needing to be stabilized with a freaking tower/cables on its back because it was designed to look humanoid (which honestly is some of the worse thing you could use as a model since we are unstable freaks of nature).

This is like that Method 2 by Hankook Mirae Technology. It's just a piece of decoration hung up by cables, being passed as an actual useful future miracle super-tool, but really it's just a sad excuse of a failed piece of metal with moving parts. Even most of the parts serve no actual purpose and are decorative. Without the cables it's useless, and even if you could find a way to have it balance itself, it would still be far too unstable and unreliable for any actual work.

If you want to see real giant robots, just wait until Boston Dynamics figures it out.

Thanks for coming to my TED Talks.

PS: Don't take this too seriously, I'm (half) kidding. :P
It looks cool and is a pretty impressive construction, but I still prefer actual robots over these pseudo-robots.

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Just build a larger tank. Or 5...

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...and stick them together.

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Haha, this reminds me of a funny piece of lore from Frostpunk on "Rejected Automaton Designs" (they're basically large automated robots) which is just an engineer ranting about how completely unusable those designs would be. XD

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I don't know why people are so bothered by the humanoid shape, after all, we humans, the template for the "humanoid" shape, can balance just fine, and even do some pretty amazing feats when we put our mind to it, so, may I suggest that the problem isn't humanoid shape in itself, but the fact that human replications of nature are inherently inferior to the real thing?

That said, I'm not a roboticist (or whatever they are called) neither I'm commenting on the viability of building giant robots in general (whatever the shape)

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In smaller scale, humanoid robots can work I guess. In bigger scale though, not so much. Think of it like building a gigantic bicycle - you'd think it might work because people can ride normal bicycles without a problem, but scale it up and it's no longer very useful.

It simply makes way more sense to create a nimble and stable quadruped or octopod than trying to adapt an inferior form (bipedal) because it looks better. We as humans have evolved over the course of million of years to be able to walk upright, so why attempt to build robots to do the same when you could build something that performs better through the addition of a few limbs? After all, I'm sure we'd be even more skilled if we had a few extra limbs ourselves. :P

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Battle suits are still the way to go if you want combat efficiency and adaptability. My guess is that, somewhere along the line of creative thought, someone said "bigger is better," and hence the fictional, humanoid robots with people inside them.

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It is better to make ones with four legs or spider bots. No tripping.

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Hmm..... Giant Robot
I remember Pacific Rims happenend in 2020, and Japan building this one
is this coincidence?

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Yes, good that your video clarifies that "crazy" is said with infinite warmth and affection. I feel the same way.

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