November 29, 2012
Transforming robot made with 3D printed parts
A walking, bipedal robot that can transform into a sleek street car may sound like the stuff of Hollywood fiction, but visitors to the Maker Faire in Tokyo next week will be in for a treat when they encounter the Brave Robotics Transforming Robot 7.2.
This 1:12 scale robot can walk around in the familiar shuffling gait of its humanoid counterparts, while shooting missiles from weaponised forearms.
In a matter of seconds the robot transforms into a fully functional vehicle that can be driven around just like a standard RC toy car.
Further enhancements include a wifi camera that sends a live stream from the transforming robot to a nearby tablet.
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