America’s first giant combat robot needs funds to ready it for a hand-to-hand melee with Japan’s own battle mecha. And the funds—and big name support—are rolling in.
For nearly four decades, Mobile Suit Gundam has defined the giant robot genre, and anime in general. As much an examination of war as a simple action series, Gundam can be intimidating for new viewers... but it doesn’t have to be.
Ah, Giant Robots. Who doesn't love giant mechanical creations stomping around and kicking butt? Over the years there have been many badass robots and mechs that have wormed their way into our hearts, but some are just especially great. So here are our picks for the 10 greatest giant robots, ranked.
Well, this is more interesting than that whole cache of shots that were sprayed all over the internet yesterday: A close up of what's—presumably—the Incredible HD, clearly showing Four Gees of El Tee Eze for Verizon. [Thanks tipster!]
What happens when you outfit a robot with a pair of prosthetic blades and fourteen artificial, pneumatic-powered muscles? You end up with a bipedal humanoid who researchers hope will have the ability to run like a sprinter.
Collider has images of what is said to be a "heavy lifter" which will appear in the upcoming James Cameron sci-fi epic Avatar. It basically looks like a generic, mecha, but it's something, right?
Toshiba's new Softbank 815T PB is the robot/cellphone hybrid I would've dreamed of if cellphones had been around when I was a kid. It's made for an upcoming Japanese TV drama called Ketai Sousakan 7 and it really does transform, Transformers-like, into a robot toy complete with tiny bunched fists. Even the…
Ok. First mushrooms that sing like the murmuring waters, now a mecha with a huge dick. It seems like every couple of months you get a rash of these strange images from Japan and you kind of wonder if most of the time the citizens of Japan are hanging out doing normal stuff and then all of a sudden they all go crazy…