• Japan Rail West debuts prototype Gundam robot for catenary maintenance

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  by STrRedWolf
 
https://newatlas.com/robotics/jr-west-g ... nce-robot/
The West Japan Rail Company has released video of its new humanoid heavy equipment robot. Mounted on the end of a crane, this gundam-style robot torso mimics the arm and head motions of a human pilot, who sees through the robot's eyes via VR goggles.

The key objectives here, according to the company, are "to improve productivity and safety," enabling workers to lift and naturally manipulate heavy equipment around the rail system without exposing them to the risk of electric shocks or falling.
The head looks like WALL-E or Jonny-5, but for the intent, you can forgive it.
  by scratchyX1
 
STrRedWolf wrote: Wed May 04, 2022 7:36 am https://newatlas.com/robotics/jr-west-g ... nce-robot/
The West Japan Rail Company has released video of its new humanoid heavy equipment robot. Mounted on the end of a crane, this gundam-style robot torso mimics the arm and head motions of a human pilot, who sees through the robot's eyes via VR goggles.

The key objectives here, according to the company, are "to improve productivity and safety," enabling workers to lift and naturally manipulate heavy equipment around the rail system without exposing them to the risk of electric shocks or falling.
The head looks like WALL-E or Jonny-5, but for the intent, you can forgive it.
Also, to fend off the inevitable Kaiju (or Angel, if going by turn of the century GAINAX series) attack.