A Japanese company has started selling custom mecha suits only for 10 million yen ($93000). It is time to buy yourself a mecha suit and fulfill your dream of climbing in a tall robot and show off your sci-fi fantasies. Skeletonics was created in 2011 when a group of students at the Okinawa National College of Technology showed off their first exoskeleton. The exoskeleton didn’t do a lot except for making the wearer feel like a huge metal giant with increased reach. The project was really cool so it made the international headlines as well.
The team came up with several improved Skeletonics over the years but they were only showing off online or at special events. As a result, only a few fans were able to try the mecha suit themselves. However, things changed last month when Skeletonics announced that they have started producing commercial versions of its popular exoskeleton. The suit is made entirely out of light metals like aluminum. Skeletonics are almost 9 foot tall and are almost 88 pounds heavy. These are completely analog and have no motos or hydraulics to make the wearer faster.
Reyes Tatsuru Shiroku told about his creative production,“We didn’t think about creating anything useful. That’s probably why we were able to develop a unique thing. I’m frequently told that it looks fantastic, but then have to explain that it doesn’t really do anything, which ends up confusing a lot of people.” The suit will perform the extraneous tasks but will make the operator feel even exhausted. Moving the legs and arms of an 88-pound suit will take a lot of energy and stamina.
However, if your body can deal with the weight of the mecha suit, you can get it in $93000. This will take you closest to the idea of getting a taste of the sci-fi fantasies. The latest version of the suit was launched on the April 7th.