Maru-san (King Kizer) rushing to catch the Shinkansen after the IREX 2011 ROBO-ONE event.
It's been a while since Richard Heene has been in the news, but he's back, firing on all cylinders, and pumping what he claims to be a heavy duty truck transformer robot that features everything a truck driving craftsman could ever dream of, with the possible exception of a built-in bar, though anything is possible. Heene's promotional video (see below), which reminds me a lot of Cal Worthington in his TV commercial heyday, lays it all out for you.
’Heavy Duty Truck Transformer Robot (Video)’ continues
There's a huge gap between the public image of robots derived from movies and TV versus what robots are capable of doing in real life. The SlateV video below explores some of the differences while raising some interesting questions.