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