Japanese Engineer Builds World’s Largest Fully Operational Robot by Himself

Drawing inspiration from the cult-anime series, ‘Mobile Suit Gundam.’

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Japanese machinery and robotics manufacturer Sakakibara specializes in building machines for agriculture alongside life-sized robots that people are able to operate. In a new video, Great Big Story spotlighted one of the company’s most talented engineers, Masaaki Nagumo, who built the world’s largest fully operational robot. Standing at 28-feet tall and weighing nearly five tons, it took Nagumo six years (2011-2017) to develop the colossal automaton all by himself. He credits the cult-anime series, Mobile Suit Gundam, as the biggest inspiration of the overall design.

“I was drawn to things that get you around without having to use your own strength. So, I create machines because of their ability to move on their own,” said Nagumo in the video. Check out the robot in action by watching the clip above and let us know your thoughts. In other tech stories, Sony announced a new line of TVs that have a “Netflix Calibrated Mode.”

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