July 18, 2024



40-feet-tall humanoid robot with Wall-E-like head to work on train lines

Interesting Engineering

By Prabhat Ranjan Mishra

July 4, 2024

West Japan Railways is using a giant humanoid robot to maintain train lines and perform other critical tasks. The 40-feet-tall humanoid robot mounted on a truck has enormous arms, and coke-bottle eyes.

The giant machine is operated by a person who sits in a cockpit on the truck. Its powerful limbs and hands can be operated easily seeing via robot’s eyes that are equipped with cameras.

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