Now, cars or robot, you decide. Well to delve deep, a SoftBank Group Corp. subsidiary and two other firms have recently developed a prototype of a two-seat humanoid robot that can transform into a car for the usage in amusement parks.
Remembering the heroes from the “Transformers” movies, the experimental J-deite Ride can go from humanoid mode to vehicle mode within a minute.
Also, according to a recent press release, the 3.7-meter, a 1.6-ton robot can place itself on two legs at an agonizingly slow pace of 100 meters per hour but go 60 kph in vehicle mode. Also, this electric car can be driven both manually and by remote control.
To know more about the development, this robot was developed by SoftBank’s software subsidiary Asratec Corp., Tokyo-based start-up Brave Robotics Inc. and Sansei Technologies Inc., an Osaka-based game machine maker. Sansei is in charge of commercializing the robot for go-carts and parades at amusement parks.
In addition, the companies plan to show off the robot on May 5 at Twin Ring Motegi, a race circuit in Tochigi Prefecture, and at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 in Florida in November.