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    Regular Member Lucy's Avatar
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    Mechas available for domestic ownership

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iZ0W...ayer_embedded#!

    I shall just leave this here. Thoughts? People consider this to be a likely hoax and such but I can believe it.

    This, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2bExqhhWRI is a 100% definitely real thing though and look at 25 seconds in when to dude kicks it and it compensates for it; that's incredible, huh? One way or another we might start seeing real life METAL GEAR!s sometime soon.
    Last edited by Lucy; 07-30-2012 at 03:26 PM.

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    Super Senior Member Outcast's Avatar
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    Hmm, looks like a HAVWC.

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    diesel powered.

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    Man I feel like this thread pops up every few months.

    Even if mechs were commercially available buying a car is already hard enough.

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    That Kurata thing isn't real but Boston Dynamics do make awesome stuff. Check out their other videos, their products are insane.
    They built a walking and running humanoid robot in order to 'test out outfits for the military'.. yeah right.

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    As far as leading to the creation of actual mechs reminiscent of those in tv shows I think the Boston Dynamic stuff is mush closer anyway. That robot can move in a more dynamic, natural way much like fictional mechs do. Kurata is more like a glorified tank than a true mech, regardless of it being fake or real.

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    am I the only one who thinks the second one is incredibly creepy...

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    Man, we've known about BigDog for yeaaarrsss, and it's still awesome. Love Boston Dynamics stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shnorkel View Post
    That Kurata thing isn't real but Boston Dynamics do make awesome stuff. Check out their other videos, their products are insane.
    They built a walking and running humanoid robot in order to 'test out outfits for the military'.. yeah right.
    I thought it was generally accepted that the guy in charge did this entirely for amusement and mecha fans, where did you get this information about it being for the military?



    @J-Mizu: It looks like a Gekko and I always fouind Gekkos to be pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Mizu View Post
    am I the only one who thinks the second one is incredibly creepy...
    Nope.

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