Big Robot Mk1

Hiroo Iwata (JP)
THU September 3-MON September 7, 2015, 10 AM-7 PM
PostCity, Grand Plaza, part of the Post City Kit Exhibition
Presentations (10 min): THU Sept. 3-SUN Sept. 6, 2015, 11 AM, 12 noon, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM, 5 PM and 6 PM (except SUN)

The Big Robot Project in the PhD program in Empowerment Informatics, University of Tsukuba, aims to develop the world’s largest robot in which a pilot can ride and move. The Big Robot Mk1 has two legs with wheels attached at the bottom, and the pilot is positioned 5 m above the ground. The pilot controls the robot’s movement forward by moving his or her own feet. The robot is programmed to follow the path of a 5 m tall humanoid. Thus, the pilot feels as if he or she has the body of a 5 m tall giant.