Hajime Sakamoto dreams of one day building himself a towering 13 feet tall Gundam-esque mobile robot suit. But since it's such a daunting task, he's approaching the problem one step at a time—literally—starting with a set of self-balancing legs that he's able to pilot around his workshop.

It's an impressive accomplishment, it's just too bad Hajime, or his talented engineers, haven't quite got the hang of capturing videos on their smartphones. We've commented against using your mobile device to capture videos in portrait mode before, but in this instance, it would actually be a welcome alternative to having to crane your neck to watch this giant bot in action. [YouTube via Gizmag]