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Awesome SIXAXIS Controlled Transformer With Wi-Fi Camera Feed To iPad

Shut up and take my money.

A transforming car isn’t something we would normally cover but it is Friday (for me) and there is no news. Anyway, the robot is controlled by a PlayStation SIXAXIS controller and feeds video to an iPad – so that makes it a PS3/iPad accessory and therefore it falls under the remit of TSA.


Say hello to the ‘BRAVEROBOTICS 1/12 scale Transform Robot Version 7.2’ or, as I call him, Bob. The Japanese company unveiled a preview of their newest model and will show the latest revision at the Google sponsored ‘Maker Faire’ in Tokyo next week.

Bob is a fully functioning remote controlled car which at a press of a button transforms into a fully functioning robot. Watch the close up views of the transformation sequence and you will see that it is an incredibly complex procedure with panels sliding about and wheels popping into place.

Once in robot mode Bob can walk forwards and backwards, move both arms and best of all, fire missiles. Both modes feature a wireless video feed which can be displayed on an iPad.

A wireless camera, a speedy car and a missile firing robot all in one – cats of the world, prepare to be terrorised!

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  1. McProley
    Since: Aug 2011

    I have GOT to get me one of those bad boys!!

    Comment posted on 29/11/2012 at 14:56.
    • Forrest_01
      Since: Jun 2009

      I’ll see you in the queue! :)

      Comment posted on 29/11/2012 at 17:12.
  2. Jas-n
    Since: Aug 2008

    Technically it’s not a SIXAXIS controller (some knock-off).
    Other than that it’s not a proper transformer because when it transforms into a robot, if doesn’t magically get covered in major scratches which disappear when it turns back into a car, you know, like the Transformers movies.

    Comment posted on 29/11/2012 at 14:59.
    • bunimomike
      Since: Jul 2009

      Awesome pedantry. :D

      Comment posted on 29/11/2012 at 16:09.
      • Jas-n
        Since: Aug 2008

        I love the films and all, but that bugs me.

        Perfect car…
        …car’s been dragged along the floor upside-down…
        …perfect car.

        Comment posted on 29/11/2012 at 18:28.
  3. XisTG
    Since: May 2010

    Gimmie gimmie gimmie!

    Comment posted on 29/11/2012 at 15:01.
  4. gaffers101
    Since: Oct 2008

    OMG, that is flippin cool. Bet it’ll cost a small fortune.

    Comment posted on 29/11/2012 at 15:45.
  5. bunimomike
    Since: Jul 2009

    That is truly staggering. The transformation is so neat and quick. I was half expecting some lumbering and amusing metamorphosis where we die of boredom but no-siree-bob! Fantastic. Deserves some sort of model-making award.

    Comment posted on 29/11/2012 at 16:14.
  6. Kennykazey
    Since: Mar 2010

    Very, very cool! A surprisingly relaxed presentation too.

    Comment posted on 29/11/2012 at 16:18.
  7. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    I’m just looking at the still shot in used by YouTube as the placeholder and thinking.. that looks like it could be a full sized car..

    If I ever win the lottery I WILL have a full sized transformer.

    Comment posted on 29/11/2012 at 16:35.
    • hazelam
      Since: Feb 2009

      if i win, i’m gonna go to japan and visit that life sized Gundam.
      then i might buy that little transformer in the video.

      Comment posted on 29/11/2012 at 16:39.
  8. cam the man
    Since: May 2009

    Saw this on Hexus a few days ago, looks rather good.

    Comment posted on 29/11/2012 at 16:41.
  9. Eldur
    Since: Nov 2012

    If it were me, I would have filmed it all using a MUCH sturdier table…

    Comment posted on 30/11/2012 at 00:55.

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