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Japanese man's childhood dreams give birth to giant robot


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Japanese artist Kogoro Kurata, inventor of the giant ''Kuratas'' robot, climbs out of its cockpit at an exhibition in Tokyo November 28, 2012. The four-meter-high, limited edition, made-to-order robot is controlled through a pilot in its cockpit, or via a smartphone. The four-tonne (4,000 kg) ''Kuratas'' can be customised in 16 different colours, and is armed with a futuristic weapons system, including a multi-rocket launcher that fires plastic rockets filled with compressed water. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon