Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Robot Technology News: You need to see this giant unicorn robot in Japan by Chris Urie

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Standing tall with its glowing eyes fixed on the horizon, an enormous mecha overlooks Tokyo Bay. Being the country that introduced the world to giant mecha, robots and space battles, it seems fitting that a statue of one of Japan’s legendary cultural creations was erected in the Odaiba neighborhood of its capital city.

Mobile Suit Gundam, an animated series about warring factions utilizing enormous robots piloted by humans, debuted on Japanese TV in 1979. While it wasn't the first giant mecha anime, Mobile Suit Gundam reinvigorated the genre by highlighting the consequences of war with well-rounded and memorable characters.

The Gundam series rose to popularity after Bandai released a variety of toys and models of the mecha featured in the show. From there, new anime, manga (comics) and movies catapulted Gundam to the forefront of Japan’s cultural exports to become a worldwide icon. 

At 19.7 meters tall (64.6 feet) and weighing in at about 49 tons, the 1:1 scale replica of the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam towers over the puny humans that gather around its feet. Located beside the east entrance to DiverCity Plaza in Odaiba, the giant statue is a huge highlight when visiting this island neighborhood of Tokyo.


Not only is the statue enormous, but it has a few tricks hidden under those armored plates. The Unicorn Gundam features two modes: Unicorn Mode and Destroy Mode. At 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm, the enormous mecha undergoes a transformation.

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