Since the start of this year, construction has been underway on a huge Gundam robot—a popular fictional robot that appears in some 50 TV series and movies since 1979, not to mention a slew of video games and manga. Coming in at about 60 feet tall, the Gundam will be impossible to miss from the Port of Yokohama, just south of Tokyo, where it will call home for a full year.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has halted progress on various construction projects, worldwide, the Gundam perseveres. You can check out the progress for yourself in this YouTube video, uploaded by Michael Overstreet. The video is surreal. One that there is a giant friggin robot actually being belt and two its testing how it can walk. THIS IS THE FUTURE WE WERE PROMISED!
Once finished, the robot will feature an incredible 24 degrees of freedom, meaning this thing will be able to walk. When everything is said and done, the whole thing will weigh in at about 25 tons, and that’s actually pretty lightweight, considering how heavy it could have been. Check out the official specs below:
Standing 60 feet tall (18 meters)
24 degrees of freedom
Weight of about 25 tons
Fully articulated fingers
Each hand is about 6.5 feet long
Each hand is about 1,300 pounds
9,000 sq.-meter facility at Yamashita Pier Yokohama Japan