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Watch this giant Japanese robot fix railways (and pray it doesn’t turn on us)

03/05/2022

The West Japan Rail Company (JR West) has unveiled a new futuristic worker that’s tasked with infrastructure jobs considered too risky for humans. And people? It’s a giant robot humanoid that looks like a cross between WALL-E and a Transformer. Sign us the hell up. First spotted by News Atlas, the robot has a a...
The West Japan Rail Company (JR West) has unveiled a new futuristic worker that’s tasked with infrastructure jobs considered too risky for humans. And people? It’s a giant robot humanoid that looks like a cross between WALL-E and a Transformer. Sign us the hell up. First spotted by News Atlas, the robot has a a large human-like torso and terrifying, mechanical claw-hands. It’s mounted on a hydraulic crane, which rides around the system on a specially made vehicle. Screenshot via Twitter. Credit: JR West As per the company, its main job is to enable human workers to lift and…This story continues at The Next Web
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