​The 13 Most Ridiculous Giant Robots of All Time

It takes tremendous skill to pilot a giant robot, and it takes genius to make them. But unfortunately, it's rare that these pilots and inventors are also blessed with any design sense and/or common sense, because there are many giant robots that end up completely preposterous. Here are more than a dozen mighty mecha… » 12/02/13 4:31pm 12/02/13 4:31pm

China's Military Says Pacific Rim Is American Propaganda

Pacific Rim is doing very well in China, despite some tiny subtitle problems, proving again that the Chinese love giant robots. However, even with all the popularity, the Chinese military isn't very happy, claiming that the movie is nothing more than propaganda to spread "American values and ideas". » 8/26/13 6:00am 8/26/13 6:00am

I Just Assembled a $2 Million Mecha. It's Glorious.

Earlier this year, Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industry started making nerd dreams real: it introduced a huge 13-foot mecha it planned to manufacture and sell.


Dubbed Kuratas, people can pilot the mecha, which moves about. There are also options like a water bottle launcher and a gatling gun which fires 6,000 BB pellets … » 10/22/12 7:00am 10/22/12 7:00am

Making Giant Mecha Is So Very Romantic

Wataru Yoshizaki is developing software that powers a giant mecha—a giant mecha that you can actually buy. In the above video, he waxes about working on the KURATAS, which is a huge mecha Kotaku previously featured ( here » 9/04/12 7:45am 9/04/12 7:45am, , and ).

This Robot Restaurant Review Doesn't Answer This: How's The Food?

Whenever some new wild restaurant opens in Japan, there's a flurry of attention online. And then? Then, these one-trick-pony restaurants often just fade away. But before that happens, somebody needs to take one for the team. Website Yattar News » 8/09/12 6:40am 8/09/12 6:40am did just that.