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Japanese engineers have unveiled a robot that transforms into a car that can actually carry people on board, in what they said was the first-ever such accomplishment in the history of robots.

The 3.7-metre (12.1-feet)-tall two-seater robot “J-deite RIDE” can transform into a sports car in a process that takes about a minute.

It can technically walk at a speed of 100 metres per hour or run on its four wheels but developers said they’ve never really tested it outside the factory cargo bay area.

CEO of Brave Robotics, Kenji Ishida, initiated the co-project with Asratec, an affiliate of the Japanese mobile phone giant SoftBank, and a roller coaster manufacturer Sansei Technologies. He said he was motivated by his childhood transformer heroes in

This story was originally published on CBC News. To read the rest of this news worthy story, please visit http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/transformer-robot-1.4636913?cmp=rss.

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