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Melbourne, July 31 ( ANI ): A Japanese electronics company has unveiled a 4m super-robot at the Wonder festival in Tokyo that can easily be controlled by an iPhone.

The robot made by Suidobashi Heavy Industry in Tokyo, is fitted with a futuristic weapons system, including a Gatling gun capable of shooting 6000 BB bullets a minute, which fires when the pilot in its one-man cockpit smiles.

"Kuratas" is going on sale for 900,000 pounds, but you will have to pay extra for the cupholder, reported.

The four-tonne robot can be operated either through a pilot, who mans the controls in a cockpit in its chest cavity, or remotely using the touchscreen of any smartphone connected to the 3G network.

The robot has about 30 hydraulic joints, which the pilot can move using motion control.

The robot is made to order and comes in 16 colours, including black and pink, and for an extra 90 dollars they will even sort you out with a cupholder.

Engineers Wataru Yoshizaki and Kogoro Kurata were saluted in front of Kuratas with their pilot, Anna, when they showcased the robot on Monday.

The team had been working on the robot since 2010.

The robot's four-wheeled legs ensure that it can easily be transported and the pilot will be able to drive it at a top speed of just under 10km/h. ( ANI )


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