Battlemechs Take to the Street

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OK, this isn’t as cool as the mechs in Hawken, but it is awesome.

The “Kuratas,” a 4-ton, 13 foot tall robot that you can pilot from the cockpit or from a smart phone was create by Kogoro Kurata. If the 6 mph top speed doesn’t deter me from using it as a daily commuter, the $1.3M price tag certainly will.

For more info, and some awesome instructional videos, search YouTube for “Kuratas.”

And if you haven’t heard of Hawken yet, check it out here: I’ve spent a little time in the beta and it’s everything I’d want a mech-based first-person-shooter to be.

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