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The Gundam robot built in Japan has taken its first steps

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Giulia Pacciardi

Inspired by the cult 70s series “Mobile Suit Gundam“, the giant robot built by the Gundam Factory Yokohama in Japan took its first steps yesterday.
The video uploaded on the web shows how the robot is able to kneel, move its arms, hands, and even fingers.

The construction of the robot, 18 metres high and weighing 25 tons, was completed last July with a Jotoshiki ceremony during which Shinto priests blessed Gundam’s head before it was fixed to the robot’s shoulders with a large crane.

The iron giant was to be officially presented in October 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was postponed, as was the opening of the park which will allow patrons to see the robot in action and find out more about its functions.

According to The Guardian, it took 6 years for the robot to take shape and begin to move in an almost “human” and terrifying way.

Do we all agree that, at least for this year, we could have avoided it?

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Written by Giulia Pacciardi
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