Giant ‘GUNDAM’ Robot Unveiled in Japan to Invigorate Tourism

Giant ‘GUNDAM’ Robot Unveiled in Japan to Invigorate Tourism

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Japan has unveiled a giant “Gundam” robot in an effort to invigorate tourism hit by COVID-19.

According news agency Reuters, the 18-meter robot, which can walk and move its arms, will be at the Gundam Factory Yokohama.

“I hope this will lead to stimulating tourism demand,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said in a news conference.

Creators modelled the robot after a figure in “Mobile Suit Gundam”, a Japanese cartoon first launched in the late 1970s.

The series spawned multiple spin-offs and toys after its release and gained a worldwide following.

I want people to tackle endeavours like this while making an effort to prevent the spread of infection,” Kato added.

Still in Japan, a baseball team used robots to bring some life to its stadium.

The usually packed game arena was devoid of the physical presence of fans due to Coronavirus restrictions.

According to various reports, 20 robots danced to the fight song of Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.

The performance took place before the team’s Nippon Professional Baseball game against Rakuten Eagles.

The robotics troop consisted SoftBank’s humanoid robot “Pepper” and others on four legs like a dog.

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