not exactly a common news source but hey, what are ya gonna do.
anyway, japans liberal democratic party will be holding a 12 hour life stream about this project. they want to add it into their party manifesto and are considering the developement of "piloted, two-legged walking humanoid robots". as examples they mentioned machines from mobile suit gundam, appleseed and patlabor.
in 2008 they already estimated how much it would cost to build an 18 meter tall combat robot like this... they are actually serious about this topic. the 1/1 scale gundam statue was only the beginning!
so what do you think? awesome? feasable? practical? or just plain insane or stupid?