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8 Kid’s Walker Mechas Sold, Punching Robot On The Way

Remember Sakakibara Kikai, that Japanese company that made the Kid’s Walker?  It’s a 1.6m (5’2″), 340kg (750 lbs) mecha that sort of shuffle-walks and can lift its arms.  Apparently they’ve now sold 8 units (at $21,000 USD a pop) after it became a viral hit online late last year.  The company is already hard at work on a new boxing robot that throws punches like a heavyweight.  The 27-year old designer says he’s filled with a burning passion to create a wide variety of robots.

Video (caution, the audio kicks in about half way through):

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[source: Yahoo! News Japan (JP)]