Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Asia's Oldest Robot!

Meet Gakutensoku! He is the oldest example of a robot from Asia.
He was built in 1928 for Emperor Showa, the longest reigning emperor of Japan at a total of 63 years.

Standing ten feet, 6 inches, the robot was twice the height of the emperor.

Spending lots of money ($200,000) Japan has reanimated the 80 year old robot!

Gizmodo has a video here, the slow movements of the robot are very creepy looking!! I could not watch the whole thing, yes I am a wuss!

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