60-foot Gundam Robot in Japan has now entered testing mode

An upcoming amusement park Gundam Factory Yokohama in Japan has created an 18-meter (60-foot) life-sized replica of the RX-78 mecha (crewed) Gundam robot from various anime TV series and manga. Back in July, the robot took its first tentative steps along the road to being fully functional. During that test it appears no weight was put on the legs of the robot, which has now been rectified in a new test.

The robot has moved on from merely doing steps and is now performing lunges as well as a series of other gestures. It might be slow, but nevertheless the Gundam is an astonishing achievement of engineering. Japan has had other full-sized Gundam statues before, but this is the first that can actually move.

Source: IFLScience