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Robot Transformer feels the groove

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Michelle Starr is the tiger force at the core of all things. She also writes about cool stuff and apps as CNET Australia's Crave editor. But mostly the tiger force thing.

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Why would you manually transform a Transformers toy when you can get a robot that doesn't just transform, but dances?

The Tokyo Maker Faire is coming up on the weekend, and we're willing to bet that there will be a few robots on display — but they'll have their work cut out for them after seeing Brave Robotics' Transform Robot 7.2.

Built on a 1/12 scale, the little bot won't be able to drive you around, but it does transform smoothly from robot to RC car (controlled via a modded PlayStation controller), and back again. It can also shoot projectiles, do a little boogie, and — via a Wi-Fi camera built into the front — allows you to follow a live stream of what the little bot sees on your iPad.

The Transform Robot will be on display at the Tokyo Maker Faire on Sunday, 2 November in Japan.

Hat tip to Simon for the story!


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