Transform Robot from Japan's Brave Robotics brings "Transformers" to life

Above, the 1/12 scale Transform Robot Version 7.2 from Brave Robotics of Japan. There's an article about this creation in Wired Japan by Francesco Fondi, who saw the invention in action at the recent Maker Faire Tokyo.

The wirelessly remote-controlled Transform Robot took some ten years to develop, and includes wireless internet connected cameras for remote monitoring, and the ability to steer its arms and shoot little plastic darts from them.

Video Link.

Available for ¥1,980,000 JPY (roughly $24,000 USD). More photos here.


15 Responses to “Transform Robot from Japan's Brave Robotics brings "Transformers" to life”

  1. Ramone says:

    This is awesome! Though I wish he’d move the camera back and not dissolve between clips when it’s transforming. Some of us might actually want to SEE the whole transformation! ;)

  2. nvlady says:


  3. robuluz says:

    Coolest thing ever created ever? Yes. Yes it is.

  4. 10xor01 says:

    Now all it needs is a self replication feature.

  5. Mister44 says:

    Combine this with drone and self driving car technology and imagine what you could get!

  6. I would also like to add that this thing looks about a gazillion times better than those abhorrent monstrosities from the - equally abhorrent – Bayformers movies.

  7. eobanb says:

    You’d think for $24,000 they could make it walk a bit better.

  8. SDurnin says:

    It appears to have breasts.

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