Land Walker Exoskeleton
|What is it?
||Why do you want it?
||Where can you get it?
|A massive robot
||to dominate the world
The Land Walker exoskeleton was invented by Masaaki Nagumo and
is built by the Japanese company sakakibara-kikai. It's basically
a gigantic one-man exoskeleton, although it is fairly (make
that very) limited in its range of movement.
The intimidating weaponry fires nothing more than harmless soft
plastic balls. And with a top speed of just 1mph it's not going
to replace the wheel just yet. Amazingly, and quite amusingly,
the original idea behind the vehicle was to create something
which would be of use to either the military or police. As it
is at the moment it's more of a novelty vehicle which is used
for promotional activities.
However, standing over 3 metres in height, and weighing in at
2,205 lbs (1,000kg ) the Land Walker's shuffling gait is an
impressive sight to behold. Although it would probably run into
problems with anything but a completely smooth surface.
The single-seat Land Walker is powered by a 250 cc gasoline
engine, while movement is controlled by joysticks and foot pedals.
Yes you can buy this. Here is where you need to go: Sakakibara-Kikai