A gigantic humanoid vehicle has been designed and built by a Japanese mechanical company. 🤖
A humanoid means the object looks like a human, but isn't one. 🚶❌
This MASSIVE humanoid vehicle is 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in) tall, 4.27 m (14 ft) long and 4 m (13 ft 1 in) wide.
It's named MONONOFU (meaning "samurai warrior" in Japanese) and holds a Guinness World Records title for the largest humanoid vehicle.
The mechanical company that built MONONOFU is called Sakakibara Kikai Co., Ltd. (Japan).
Masaaki Nagumo, one of the developers at Sakakibara Kikai, told Guinness World Records that the project took around six years - not surprising with how big MONONOFU is!📏
MONONOFU is designed to resemble robots from Japanese animation.
MONONOFU can be controlled from the inside by a human. It even has a lift that takes the pilot up to the cockpit from the ground! 🕹
According to Masaaki, the company originally were planning on building something shorter.
"We were thinking of around five to six metres. But because we wanted a cockpit, that height will not be enough," he explained.
However, the shutter of the warehouse where MONONOFU was being built is only seven metres high.
As a result you have to take the head off to get this record-breaking robot outside!
"I still don't believe we've done it. Perhaps I'll feel the sense of achievement once I see the certificate displayed in our office." - Masaaki Nagumo
Although Masaaki had received the official certificate, he feels it will take a while to seep in.
"I still don't believe we've done it. Perhaps I'll feel the sense of achievement once I see the certificate displayed in our office."
You can find Sakakibara Kikai's MONONOFU and other record-breaking robots in the brand new Guinness World Records 2020 available now.