Japanese Fashion Robot Hits the Runway

Ramp models may soon become obsolete. Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology designed the Human Robotics Project 4C specifically to strike a pose on the runway. Click here to continue reading “Japanese Fashion Robot Hits the Runway”…

Life-Size Gundam Rising in July


Until now, even the largest Gundam models have been smaller than life-size. Sunrise created a 2/3-scale ten-meter Victory Gundam replica in the ’90’s, while a fanmade 1/3-scale Z Gundam replica stands at seven meters.

That all changes in July, when a full-scale eighteen-meter replica of the original RX-78 Gundam rises in Odaiba’s Shiokaze Park. The statue, patterned after the titular anthropomorphic military vehicle of the first Gundam anime series, will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Gundam franchise. Click here to continue reading “Life-Size Gundam Rising in July”…