The "J-deite RIDE" robot stands over 12 feet tall, and can carry two passengers in both its auto and humanoid form.
A auto that transforms into a four-meter-tall robot has come to life - and no, it doesn't hail from the Transformers homeworld of Cybertron but right here on planet Earth.
Asratec's "V-Sido" software taught the robot to walk on two legs, and allows people to remotely operate J-deite Ride in both robot and auto mode.
Brave Robotics' YouTube channel states that J-deite RIDE is a two-seater electric vehicle that can change form into a humanoid-style robot, even while the passengers are inside the vehicle. Developers claim it is a world first.
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The blue and white robot called the "J-deite RIDE" is the brainchild of Kenji Ishida, CEO of Brave Robotics. Two people (including a driver) can fit into the cockpit, but the machine can also be controlled wirelessly. "The robots I've seen in animation movies since childhood all had this kind of look and they transform into or combined with each other to become something else with people on board".
The Turkish Letrons project already produced a prototype transforming vehicle that made an appearance at the Japanese premiere of Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight film a year ago. The vehicle takes about a minute to transform from a two-door sports auto into a 3.7 meter mech.
In the meantime, J-Diete Ride will be displayed in parades and at amusement parks in Japan - and children are bound to gather at its feet and stare in amazement.
The real life J-deite will be shown at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 in Florida this November.