13-foot-tall robot can be customized and piloted or controlled remotely

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Robotic devices have figured prominently on our virtual pages over the past few months, but it seems safe to say we've never seen anything quite like Kuratas. Designed by Japanese artist Kogoro Kurata, the 13-foot-tall robot can be piloted or controlled remotely to perform the motions and tasks of its owner's choosing. Sold online by Suidobashi Heavy Industry, Kuratas weighs more than 4 tons and includes a pilot's cockpit with gaming-style controls. Powered by the AE "V-Sido" control system, the device can also be controlled and interacted with via Kinect and mobile 3G internet access. Buyers can customize Kuratas to…

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