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Real Life Mecha!
Topic by: fdguarino
Posted: January 11, 2004 - 3:09 PM PST
Last Reply: April 7, 2005 - 7:03 AM PDT

author topic: Real Life Mecha!
fdguarino
post #1  on January 11, 2004 - 3:09 PM PST  
As someone else posted on slashdot.org, here is a Japanese company that is building and developing a sort of mecha/robot suit/vehicle. To me, it looks more like the loaders from Aliens(2) than anything from any anime, but think about what the future may hold for these. I certainly could have some fun tearing around L.A. in one of these. The name of the product is the T52 Enryu HyperRescueRobot. The company that makes it is tmsuk (not the coolest of names though!). Take a look at some of their products, this company is l33t! Here is the product site for the T52.
Cool beans!
- FDGUARINO
hamano
post #2  on January 11, 2004 - 5:07 PM PST  
Hmmm.... actually, I recall Leon going up against a baddie in a robot suit like this, in one of the Bubblegum Crisis episodes.... now which one was it???? Or one of the "older" model labors from Patlabor...

This tmsuk kinda sucks, though, considering how many years of cool robot suit mecha designs Japan has under its belt. I guess it's utilitarian, but tmsuk is so... boxy...
larbeck
post #3  on January 11, 2004 - 8:26 PM PST  
"tmsuk"? Can I buy a vowel? Please? This many constants scare me. And why would they say such a mean thing about Tim, anyway?
markhl
post #4  on January 12, 2004 - 2:56 PM PST  
ehh.. I dunno about that being mecha (unless five differently-colored versions of them assemble into something else that's not shown). For now, I guess the closest things are of the not-quite-so-hard category..
fdguarino
post #5  on January 13, 2004 - 11:21 PM PST  
> On January 12, 2004 - 2:56 PM PST markhl wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> ehh.. I dunno about that being mecha (unless five differently-colored versions of them assemble into something else that's not shown). For now, I guess the closest things are of the not-quite-so-hard category..
> ---------------------------------

Ok. It is definitely a early design. But I've seen the term "mecha" used to refer to more than just the giant robots.
-FDGUARINO
dpowers
post #6  on January 14, 2004 - 12:21 AM PST  
mecha can be any kind of machinery... but it's easiest to think of it as what distinguishes japanese SF from other future visions, mobile suits etc.
markhl
post #7  on January 14, 2004 - 8:34 AM PST  
yeah.. I've noticed that they toss even weapons into the "mecha design" category. Call me a non-conformist, but I even put "mecha" (Gundam & Eva and most that follow) and "big robot" (ahh. the 70s & recently I guess Big O from what I've seen) as separate categories.. the style and feel is so different that mentally, I can't just put the two together.. pardon :)
fdguarino
post #8  on April 6, 2005 - 1:14 PM PDT  
For those of you who don't read slashdot.org,

http://www.sakakibara-kikai.co.jp/index.htm

Here is the babelfish translation

http://www.sakakibara-kikai.co.jp/index.htm

-FDGuarino
hamano
post #9  on April 6, 2005 - 2:57 PM PDT  
> On April 6, 2005 - 1:14 PM PDT fdguarino wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> http://www.sakakibara-kikai.co.jp/index.htm

Wow, did you see the movie? That thing is not gonna win any speed awards. And it looked pretty wobbly, even maneuvering on flat pavement.

Still, I'm sure it'll be a big hit at carnivals and the mall parking lot, with the kiddies.

Other products: (well, besides the agricultural machinery that's their bread and butter)

Surveillance Robot

"Educational" Robots - Gunma-chan and Curie-chan
dh22
post #10  on April 7, 2005 - 7:03 AM PDT  
That thing doesn't even walk. It just skates. And its kinda crappy looking too. Looks like something that would have been built on Monster Garage.

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