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World's First Fully Functioning Missile-Shooting Robotic Transformer

timothy posted about 2 years ago | from the get-that-theme-song-out-of-my-head dept.

Robotics 33

Readycharged writes "A generation's childhood dreams have come true with the creation of a working 'robot in disguise' Transformer which, when operated by remote control, morphs from a luxury sports car to a missile hurling robot in seconds. Japanese inventor Kenji Ishida is planning to make 10 lucky (and undoubtedly rich) purchasers owners of these toys in the run up to Christmas, having first displayed them at the Maker Faire in Tokyo during the first week of December. For those willing to wait a few years, Ishida plans to have created a life size, drivable model by 2030."

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iBoiiing (1)

Tablizer (95088) | about 2 years ago | (#42134903)

Robot has a nice rack!

Re:iBoiiing (1)

gregor-e (136142) | about 2 years ago | (#42137233)

Rack and pinion steering, no doubt.

Re:iBoiiing (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42139715)

Alright China, you've seen it, now I expect to buy one for $99 by summer 2013

Inb4... (1)

Synerg1y (2169962) | about 2 years ago | (#42134953)

References to the transformers movies, those were aliens, this is a bit more local.

Let me know when they figure out what to do with.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42134989)

The Trailer. Seriously it goes away, then comes back. What's up with that?

ARGH (1)

Antipater (2053064) | about 2 years ago | (#42134993)

How many times do I have to aks you guys to spell "missile" preperly?

Re:ARGH (1)

Tablizer (95088) | about 2 years ago | (#42135093)

Overhaul English to be purely fonetic. That's the real fix.

Re:ARGH (1)

icebike (68054) | about 2 years ago | (#42135161)

Or learn to pronounce the word the British way, in which case the spelling is correct.
http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/missile [oxfordlear...naries.com]

Re:ARGH (1)

tolkienfan (892463) | about 2 years ago | (#42135297)

Er, no.
Pronunciation and spelling have little to do with each other, at least in English.
English, eight, light, naught, subpoena, psychology, knife... the list goes on and on.
Missile is spelled "missile" regardless of how you say it.

Re:ARGH (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42135317)

Oh the irony....

Re:ARGH (1)

BumpyCarrot (775949) | about 2 years ago | (#42135681)

You should totally aks them again.

Just right for Christmas (2)

rrohbeck (944847) | about 2 years ago | (#42134995)

I hope it can shoot missle toes.

Re:Just right for Christmas (3, Funny)

dyingtolive (1393037) | about 2 years ago | (#42135023)

Nope. Just TOW missiles.

Re:Just right for Christmas (1)

Tablizer (95088) | about 2 years ago | (#42135029)

but that might give Saint a nick

Re:Just right for Christmas (1)

strength_of_10_men (967050) | about 2 years ago | (#42135787)

I gotta say, this made my inner child smile with delight. None of it makes any sense or is very practical, but dang, that's just cool.

DO WANT!

Reminds me of (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42135031)

Metal gear

Must have (1)

Sparticus789 (2625955) | about 2 years ago | (#42135037)

Required purchase for every evil mastermind living on an isolated island.

This... (5, Insightful)

skelly33 (891182) | about 2 years ago | (#42135041)

... is a duplicate [slashdot.org]

Re:This... (1)

OzPeter (195038) | about 2 years ago | (#42135119)

... is a duplicate [slashdot.org]

Noe it's knot - your wrong!. The last story did knot mention chuting missles!

Re:This... (2, Funny)

Lord Byron II (671689) | about 2 years ago | (#42135421)

... is a duplicate [slashdot.org]

You must be new here...

Re:This... (1)

Hillgiant (916436) | about 2 years ago | (#42140689)

You FOOL! You had a perfect opportunity to c&p all the +5 Insightful comments.

or are you just glad to see me? (1)

Tablizer (95088) | about 2 years ago | (#42135121)

That's no fair: this guy has a sports car AND a big missile. Usually such a car is compensation for a small one.

Metal Gear huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42135715)

That is it

I want a Decepticon (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42135929)

[redacted], Dept. of Aquisitions, Evil League Of Evil

nice, but.. (1)

bmimatt (1021295) | about 2 years ago | (#42136045)

how much is it?

Re:nice, but.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42136255)

More than your momma.

Re:nice, but.. (1)

bar-agent (698856) | about 2 years ago | (#42137453)

So, maybe a dollar?

time on our hands (0)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 2 years ago | (#42136791)

So, apparently all the human problems that don't require robot-firing missiles have been solved?

I hate to sound mean-spirited about this, but there is something a little bit wrong with anyone who learns how to use a few tools and suddenly calls himself a "maker" because he can now build the most trivial things ever.

I think about the amount of self-absorption required to believe that using tools is some paradigm-shifting phenomenon that puts you in the same category as DaVinci. Maybe it's because my dad was a tool-and-die worker and machinist who could actually make stuff that could be used to do stuff that would last for years and these guys are patting themselves on the back and publishing magazines because they can put together a glorified Ravell model.

Re:time on our hands (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42136903)

WTF are you on about?

Who gives a shit about your dad and his "tools"...we're talking fucking ROBOTS here!

Re:time on our hands (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42139693)

So where is your dad's rc car that transforms into a missile firing robot? Oh he didn't make one? Then wtf are you whining about your dad on a missle firing rc transformer article? Take your meds or eat something because you're low blood sugar.

Cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42136815)

That's pretty clever and what boy wouldn't want one? Wish it had more than just 2 missiles - doesn't seem to reload. A real car that did that might be cool just not sure how well one would handle the transformation... not to mention I think having missile launch capability on your vehicle is frowned upon in the US by the Dept. of Transportation plus a few other organizations. Regardless, I like it!

That Won't Last (1)

Greyfox (87712) | about 2 years ago | (#42137707)

If it's anything like the missile-shooting transformers in the 70s, one kid will poke his eye out or swallow one of the missiles and fuck it up for everyone. Pretty much the same reason you can't get buckyballs anymore...
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