A lot of the toys we play with as kids have a huge influence on what we desire as adults. If you played with 'Transformers' as a child, then it's only natural that you would want a robot that can transform itself into a car. And, if you happen to be a Robo-One robot designer, you just might go ahead and make one yourself. . .
That's just what Nakamura-san at Himeji Soft Works in Japan decided to do, and he certainly had the know-how and experience to make it happen.
The robot/car creation, named "WR-07" had us drooling, as you can easily imagine from the screen shots below. It's featured in action in the latest streaming video on the robot-fan.net website (see links below). We can hardly wait to see it do its stuff in person at the Robo-One competition event here next month.
and in a few seconds it's a Robo-One class battle robot. . .
and after the fight, it turns back into a car and drives off in victory.
Very, very cool. We want one!!!
The quote, "A car and a robot are a boy's dreams", is our rough translation of the March Hare's comment in Japanese, writing about the transforming robot. We think he's right on the money. Here's the video - what do you think?
Note: The video has been so popular that it overloaded the robot-fan.net site.
Streaming video - via robot-fan.net (Japanese)
Robot-fan.net - Great Japanese robot fan site (Japanese)
Himeji Soft Works website - (Japanese)