$24,000 transformer 'bot tops our holiday wish list

Kenji Ishida is the brains behind this incredible transforming robot. Brave Robotics released an earlier version back in June that shape-shifted from car to humanoid mode in about 14 seconds. Now, the Japanese company is back with some updates that you don't want to miss.

After several months of tweaking an already-cool design, this impressive bot can now complete the transformation from vehicle to robot or robot to vehicle in just 5 seconds. But that's not all. In humanoid mode, the robot dances around and shoots plastic darts into the air. It also has a Wi-Fi camera that can send real-time images to an iPad.

Take a look at the video of this bot in action and tell us what you think. You'll get to see the transformation from vehicle to robot and back again and a bunch of other incredible feats of engineering. For 1,980,000 Japanese yen, or about $24,000 you could have one of these fun transformer bots from Brave Robotics. Sure that's a hefty price, but this would make a pretty fantastic gift.

Brave Robotics and YouTube, via Slate

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