This four-ton Kuratas robot measuring 13 feet is the closest one can get to piloting a giant robot in real life.

The limited edition, made-to-order Kuratas robot is controlled through a pilot in its cockpit, or via a smartphone.

Weighing in at four tons, the machine is the brainchild of Japanese designer Kogoro Kurata, and offers a glimpse of an Avatar-style future in which humans can operate inside large, multi-purpose robots.

The robot is controlled from inside using a hand-held controller that allows the driver to move its arms, raise it up and down and drive it at a speed of up to 6.2 miles per hour, although it experienced technical problems during a recent demonstration in Japan.

While the current Kuratas is only a prototype, Kurata is taking orders through his website.

Options available allow for customization of everything from the paint scheme, to fake weapons and cup holders.

Source: Telegraph

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