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    Suidobashi Heavy Industry (an impressive name for what is in reality a small group of dedicated giant robot afficionados), is in the process of building the first 3.8 meter (12 ft 5 inch) tall, 4,500 kg (4.9 ton) single-occupant mecha. The ambitious group is made up of Kogoro Kurata (production), Wataru Yoshizaki (control circuitry), and Yusuke Kitani. They’ve opted for V-SIDO software to handle the mecha’s master-slave controls (developed by Asura Engineering), and plan to have the mecha, named Vaudeville, fully operational by the end of this year.
    As you can see in the photos Vaudeville is supported by four legs, each ending in a wheel. The software will combine a smartphone, master-slave handle bars (for the arms), and a Microsoft Kinect sensor, allowing the pilot to rotate the cockpit (presumably with his head movement). Furthermore, the group claims it will sell the savage beast with optional water gun, camo paint job, and so on to suit your personal needs. You can see more photos and watch some crazy work-in-progress videos, including its giant hand crushing a box, after the break.
    One thing’s for sure; the fact its arms are too short for practical use won’t prevent Vaudeville from impressing crowds where ever it goes. You can follow the project’s development at its official Facebook page and Twitter (though it doesn’t look like they’ve updated much).









    Well damn

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    Dennab
    April 2011
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    OP posted:
    optional water gun,
    Damn. It would be cooler if it was capable of shooting actual rounds.
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    I can't think of a good title.
    Reds's Avatar
    May 2010
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    Welp, that's it, it's all over. Start openly deploying the anti-mech measures, we're going to need them.
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    June 2011
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    One step further, in getting Iron Man, for real.
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    Who wants to come to the aquarium later and watch me screw with the sharks?
    Shibbey's Avatar
    May 2009
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    Fuckin' sweet is the only way to describe this.
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    January 2007
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    Please dont be a hoax.
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    July 2010
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    THIS IS SO AWESOME

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    Metal.. Gear! It can't be!
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    September 2006
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    Well that's it we're all fucked.
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    November 2011
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    I wanna see it fight angels.
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    November 2010
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    combine this with Jaimie Mantzels spider robot mechanics and yes!
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    July 2006
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    We should really start taking exo skeletons to the next level.
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    November 2007
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    You think he'll get it road legal?
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    May 2009
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    It looks awesome. I hope they manage to complete it.
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    August 2009
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    So, where's the mounting points for PPC's and rocket launchers?
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    November 2010
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    WE ALL KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN SOME DAY!

    but god damn, YES!
    finally i might get to see a mech in my lifetime

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    Thread music
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    I like how some YouTube comments are all negative about it since it uses the iPhone.
    "itl break down cuz of iphone ;p"
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    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
    Ezhik's Avatar
    April 2009
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    I like how some YouTube comments are all negative about it since it uses the iPhone.
    "itl break down cuz of iphone ;p"
    nobody tell faze
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  20. Post #20
    GOD FUCKING DAMNIT
    KILLTHIS's Avatar
    September 2005
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    This is so awesome.

  21. Post #21
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    June 2008
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    Is it just me or does the head look rather geth reminiscent?

  22. Post #22
    GET OUT OF OUR CODE YOU FILTHY HACKERS 8-) BITCHES
    Chaohord's Avatar
    July 2009
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    these people are now my heroes

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    July 2009
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    Father?
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    Hello everyone! I would like you to know that I am not a fan of nudity!!!
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    May 2009
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    We have reached consensus - this is, as organics would state, "awesome".
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    Dennab
    August 2005
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    It begins!...


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    Dennab
    July 2009
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    It begins!...


    Screw that.


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    October 2008
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    i now have the urge to play MechWarrior
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    May 2010
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    It begins!...


    i never got how people got past the cock cockpit

    i mean it's a fucking robodick

    A robodick
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    Dennab
    August 2005
    12,791 Posts
    Screw that.


    EVA's aren't as good as an orbital frame. You can travel through space with them, simply fly, you have a shitload of weapons with you and you don't need a power cable.

    You also wont get shit trying to take over your mech.
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    Dennab
    September 2011
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    Welp, that's it, it's all over. Start openly deploying the anti-mech measures, we're going to need them.
    No, not really. Maybe if we'd have discovered the possibilities of legged tanks instead of tracked ones back in 1915, and then spent the next couple of centuries perfecting them.

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    Dennab
    March 2010
    7,123 Posts
    Reminds me of

    from Avatar. They were fucking awesome IMO!
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    February 2010
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    I only buy American:
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    I only buy American:
    "Made in China"
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    "Made in China"
    Was more talking about the show.
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    Dennab
    September 2011
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    Was more talking about the show.
    It's too late, only regrets from here on.
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    Dennab
    July 2009
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    EVA's aren't as good as an orbital frame. You can travel through space with them, simply fly, you have a shitload of weapons with you and you don't need a power cable.

    You also wont get shit trying to take over your mech.
    But Evas are    Gods.    And actually after the    bindings would break, it might be able to fly.   

    Additionally, it could without any problems travel through space, judging from what happens in End of.
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  37. Post #37
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    Dennab
    August 2005
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    i never got how people got past the cock cockpit

    i mean it's a fucking robodick

    A robodick
    I don't really mind it.
    But when you see it flying on cutscenes...

    Edited:

    But Evas are    Gods.    And actually after the    bindings would break, it might be able to fly.   

    Additionally, it could without any problems travel through space, judging from what happens in End of.
    Best about them was berserker mode.
    Dayum that gore!
    But they weren't exactly mechs, were they?...
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  38. Post #38
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    November 2010
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    They'll eventually add a railgun capable of firing nuclear payloads. It's only a matter of time.
    Also, it looks like they're developing it as an anti-Snake weapon from the very beginning:
    You can see more photos and watch some crazy work-in-progress videos, including its giant hand crushing a box, after the break.
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    April 2010
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    i want to believe
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    March 2011
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    Online!
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