A GIANT humanoid robot in Japan has moved for the first time.
The somewhat terrifying invention is 18 meters high and can take the knee.
The Japanese robot Gundam weighs around 25 tons but has just proven to its legions of fans that it can move.
It’s actually based on a robot from the 1970s animated series, Mobile Suit Gundam.
The huge machine is located in the port city of Yokohama.
It is being tested as it is set to become the centerpiece of Gundam Factory Yokohama.
The Factory is a new amusement park based on the fictional universe of Gundam.
The official reveal of the robot in the park had to be delayed due to the current global pandemic.
The site operator said, “This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of our fans and employees in response to the global spread of Covid-19.
“We apologize to all of our fans who have been eagerly awaiting our grand opening and ask for your understanding.
“In the meantime, we will be preparing ourselves so that all of our visitors can have fun in complete safety.”
The Gundam robot has been in the works for about six years and has 24 moving parts.
Fans were treated to a video of it taking the knee as workers watched from an observation deck.
He also moved his arm and pointed his finger skyward.
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