Suidobashi are an organization which aims to spread human ride robots. They mass-produce and sell prototype KURATAS by Kogoro Kurata.

Suidobashi Heavy Industries have completed 13-foot-tall, 4.4-ton, diesel-powered robots called Kuratas. Suidobashi wants to mass produce, starting at the low price of $1.35 million.

Developed by artist Kogoro Kurata and robotics researcher Wataru Yoshizaki, Kuratas has over 30 hydraulic joints that allow it to freely move its arms, legs, and torso. It can fire water bottle rockets and fireworks, and its 6,000 round-per-minute BB gattling guns are controlled with the pilot’s smile! The four-legged mech uses ordinary wheels, but the Suidobashi team wants to get it walking in order to navigate uneven terrain.

source [theverge]