Real-life transforming robots are nothing new, but this is the first one we've seen that can actually transform with people inside. Standing 3.7-meters tall, this two-seater robot, dubbed "J-deite RIDE", can transform from car to robot in 1-minute, and walk at a speed of 100 metres per hour or drive on its four wheels. "The robots I've seen in animation movies since childhood all had this kind of look and they transform into or combined with each other to become something else with people on board. So I grew up believing that robots had to be capable of such things, which became my motivation to develop this robot," said Brave Robotics chief executive officer Kenji Ishida, who initiated the co-project with Asratec. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the ten best Marvel movie moments.
Air Hogs' Robo Trax All-Terrain Tank goes anywhere and can transform into a robot at the push of a button, all for $29.99 shipped, today only, originally $74.99. Equipped with thick treads, it can handle rock, gravel, grass, sand, and other types of rugged outdoor terrain. When in robot mode, the Robo Trax can stay upright while rolling over uneven terrain thanks to its auto-balancing technology. Two missile bays deliver serious firepower for tough battles, while a 100-foot wireless range makes the vehicle suitable for use both indoors and outdoors. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.
Think of Trakthor, as a transforming tractor concept that is fully electric. It is capable of disassembling itself into smaller, more agile units, and then reassemble into a larger model that can be used for heavy duty operations. The chassis enables each wheel to unlatch and roll around obstacles independently, while autonomous technology means they can traverse varying terrains and complete separate tasks without human input. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Off-road vehicles are primarily designed for their function over form, but this 1990 Mercedes-Benz Wolf 250GD could be the exception. In a past life, it was a Bundeswehr military vehicle, but now, it's been transformed into one of the sleekest off-road vehicles ever, with upgrades including: a bare-metal repaint, a rebuilt 5-speed manual transmission, new seats, a Sachs heavy-duty clutch, and a 2" suspension lift. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Elmer Padilla, a construction worker from Manila, Philippines, spends his days at sites, but whenever he has spare time, it goes into creating these amazing flip flop action figures. That's right, he starts by cutting normal flip flop and then assembles the pieces into articulating toys, including Bumblebee from Transformers, Predator, as well as several Marvel superheroes. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Gennadiy Kocherga and his son Sergey from Russia spent nearly 6-months transforming their old VAZ-2110 Lada into a real-life Transformers robot, complete with automatic weapons. "It looks like a world-class car, it can drive and shoot, it performs the same tricks as seen in the film, in the cartoons. The next year, we plan to build another two cars, based on the same concept. We already have a lot of quirky ideas," said Gennadiy. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one that puts ten grapefruit gadgets to the test.
Letvision's Letron is no longer a concept, and the life-sized transforming BMW 3-series robot has hit the streets. Unlike other giant robots, this one was created from a real car, and boasts a hydraulics system that can be remotely controlled for the transformation process. Future upgrades plan to make it drivable, which would integrate a passenger seat, though it won't exactly be street legal. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how the NES Zapper light gun works.
Over the years, we've seen plenty of computer-rendered transforming robots, whether it be cell phones or cars, but now, Turkish company Letron might have just created the real deal. They took a real BMW E90 3-Series car, took apart the body, and created a giant robot that can be remotely controlled. Apparently, they have plans to create more versions, using different bodies. Click here for more pictures of the build process. Continue reading for a video of an earlier transforming prototype.
Michael Bay may be known for his explosive films, but that isn't the case with the stunning "L.A. Villa". This living space is immersed in the hillside and accentuates the distinct views of both Los Angeles and the Santa Monica mountain range. There are two master bedroom modules that hover above and further frame the panoramic views. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Animator Michael Schmidt wanted to show the world that even robots have to unload once in a while, and this one just so happened to be of a Boeing 777 jumbo jet landing at Frankfurt Airport to take care of things. Sure, the scene may be computer-generated, but it's not too far-fetched to picture giant transforming robots running around in the near future. Continue reading for an awesome stop-motion Optimus Prime Transformers showdown video.