2020 Guinness book “Largest manned humanoid robot” is now on sale

Hi everyone   how are you going?  Today, I’d like to report “Giant Robot” recognized by Guinness and the Book “Guinness World Record 2020” (Japanese version) is now on sale.

I read an article about the robot in the morning edition of the Tokyo Shimbun this morning and posted it here.

The headline says ”The Big Robot, Cheer UP”

That’s because since we were children, we’ve been longing for robots, especially “Astro Boy” in elementary school days, and “Gundam”, “Mazinger Z” and “Brave Raideen”, so I was immediately caught in such an article in the paper.

Astro Boy from April 1952-1968

What’s “Giant Robot” recognized by Guinness?

A giant robot like the popular anime “Mobile Suit Gundam” developed by Sakakibara Machinery (Maebashi City), an industrial machinery manufacturer headquartered in Gunma Prefecture, has been recognized on Dec7, 2018 by the Guinness World Record as “the world’s largest robot in which people can get on.”

Giant Robot

The name of the robot is “Mononofu” (Samurai, warrior) and developed by a maker of farming machinery based in Gunma Prefecture, LW-Mononofu is an 8.5 meter (28-feet) tall, 4.3m (abt 14ft) wide, two-legged robot weighing in at more than 7 tons.

It contains a cockpit with monitors and levers for the pilot to control the robot’s arms and legs.

Japanese engineer builds giant robot to realize Gundam dream

Engineer Masaaki Nagumo had always dreamed of suiting up as a robot from “Mobile Suit Gundam,” his favorite animation series growing up. Now he has made it a reality by creating a giant humanoid inspired by the science fiction franchise.

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Gundam from April 1979-1980

“I think this can be turned into a business opportunity,” said Nagumo, 44, noting the popularity of the iconic series that has spawned movies, manga, video games and more.

Sakakibara machinary has developed other robots and amusement machines alongside its main agriculture equipment business and rents them out for about ¥100,000 ($930) an hour, for kids’ birthday parties and other entertainment, he said.

The company has created robots as varied as the 3.4m tall Landwalker, the smaller Kid’s Walker Cyclops and the MechBoxer boxing machine — but the mighty Mononofu towers over them all and executes more complex movements.

Giant Robot

It can move its fingers and turn its upper body, and walk forward and backward. It is no speedster, however, moving at less than 1 kph.

But what it lacks in pace, it makes up for with power: The bazooka-like air gun on its right arm shoots sponge balls at around 140 kph (87 mph).

“As an anime-inspired robot that one can ride, I think this is the biggest in the world,” said Nagumo.

Mononofu, however, might be a bit too large: It is unable to leave the factory without being dismantled because it was built taller than the entrance.

Finally, we have another Robot “Hospital Robot “EMIEW3″, currently under training”being well-worth to browse, thanks

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古林 茂樹(Shigeki Furubayashi )