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REUTERS
Published Apr 27, 2018, 8:21 am IST
Updated Apr 27, 2018, 8:21 am IST
The blue and white robot is 3.7-metres (12 feet) tall and can carry two passengers as it transforms into a car or humanoid form.
The “J-deite RIDE” robot is the brainchild of Kenji Ishida, CEO of Brave Robotics and a fan of anime movies featuring robots that could transform or combine with each other.(Photo: BRAVE ROBOTICS Inc)
 The “J-deite RIDE” robot is the brainchild of Kenji Ishida, CEO of Brave Robotics and a fan of anime movies featuring robots that could transform or combine with each other.(Photo: BRAVE ROBOTICS Inc)

A Transformers-style, humanoid robot that can shape shift into a sports car in about 60 seconds was unveiled in Japan.

The “J-deite RIDE” robot is the brainchild of Kenji Ishida, CEO of Brave Robotics and a fan of anime movies featuring robots that could transform or combine with each other.

 

“I grew up believing that robots had to be capable of such things, which became my motivation to develop this robot,” Ishida told Reuters.

The blue and white robot is 3.7-metres (12 feet) tall and can carry two passengers as it transforms into a car or humanoid form.

Some people may view the robot as an “expensive toy”, but it was intended to inspire others, Ishida said.

The RIDE was co-developed with Asratec, a robot consulting firm, and amusement ride manufacturer Sansei Technologies.

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