Can you imagine seeing a big, moving moss at the inauguration of the Olympics? A project called Gundam Factory Yokohama has just come true. The 18-meter moss weighing 25 tons is now ready at Yamashita Pier in Yokohama. In the latest video you can see this giant taking its first steps.
It is a replica of the RX-78-2 Gundam, a mobile suit introduced in the original animated series in 1979. Its creators also built it to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the series. Gundam is an anime depicting huge robots, something like Japanese Transformers, set in many alternative worlds. Popular in the Land of the Rising Sun, this style has also featured video games, manga and novels such as Gundam Wing.
But it is not everything. The University of Tokyo and the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) will jointly send small Gundam series robots into space, which will be aboard a special microsatellite. The robots will measure only several centimeters streamingaudit height, but both will face a great cosmic mission to the glory of their homeland.
The entire 130-million Japanese nation and billions of inhabitants of our planet will be able to observe the flight of robots into space live through as many as 7 cameras. The robots will be equipped with LED diodes. They will be placed in front of their eyes and will imitate the colors of the Olympic flag during the presentation of the nations. In this way, the celebration of this great event in the world of sports will take place both on Earth and in space.
The Japanese do not hide that through the 2020 Olympics and the economic problems related to the CoVID-19 pandemic, they intend to promote their country on the international stage as best as possible and show how it is still at a high technological level at present. And it's not just about consumer electronics, but also the automotive world and the space industry.
It is worth noting here that a flying car from Toyota will appear at the opening ceremony of the Olympics (see here), and the entire event will be broadcast live all over the world in 8K HDR technology, and immortalized for generations even in 16K quality. Fans of various sports from around the world will be operated by robots as well as flying and autonomous taxis, and the winners will receive medals made of gold and precious metals obtained from smartphones.