Chinese dad builds 13-foot-tall working mecha robot for son

By Ben Hooper  |  Sept. 7, 2016 at 2:57 PM
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SHAOXING, China, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A Chinese dad who runs a factory used his resources and nearly $70,000 to build a 13-foot-tall working mecha robot suit for his son.

Yin Huajun said he used his factory machinery and about $70,000 to build the giant yellow robot, which travels on wheels and features moving arms, for his teenage son.

The video shows Yin and his son taking the robot for test drives Thursday in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province.

The mecha robot is impressive, but appears to fall short of the offensive capabilities of giant mecha bots built by U.S. and Japanese teams for a showdown proposed last summer.

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