One of the most advanced robots in the world looks like something out of Power Rangers

  • In the world of robots, one stands head and shoulders above the rest, literally
  • Archax takes inspiration from Transformers and the Mighty Morphin Megazord from Power Rangers
  • It’s 15 feet tall and has massive hands that can both pick up objects carefully or crush them

Published on May 17, 2024 at 7:15 PM (UTC+4)
by Andie Reeves

Last updated on May 18, 2024 at 2:06 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

Robots are taking the world by storm, and the Archax is head and shoulders above the rest, literally.

This colossal machine is a life-sized version of the Mighty Morphin Megazord from Power Rangers.

It can transform between its two modes of robot and vehicle.

And we don’t know what’s scarier: what it can do with those massive hands or its price tag.

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We’re in a robotic boom, with robots of all shapes and sizes on the market right now.

There are the ultra-realistic humanoid machines made by EXROBOTS that can mimic humans.

And there is a shape-shifting robot that can liquefy itself.

But in the category of giant robots, few can compare to the Archax, which stands 15 feet tall and weighs 3.5 tons.

It’s not a particularly fast robot, able to go 1.2 mph in robot mode and 6.2 mph in vehicle mode.

But what it lacks in speed it makes up for in power.

Supercar Blondie’s Alex Hirschi had the chance to get in the driver’s seat of this piloted robot by Tsubame Industries.

Archax is a piloted machine, and to operate it, she sat in its cockpit, which is only accessible by a ladder.

Inside, there is a screen for all the pre-set functions, levers on each side, and an emergency stop button.

The pilot has full control of not just its four legs but also the head, waist, arms, and fingers of the robot.

The machine has two huge hands with five fingers each, able to pick up objects carefully as well as crush them.

Archax demonstrated its grip abilities by handing Alex back her handbag.

Anyone wanting to get their hands on this real-life transformer had better start saving.

Tsubame is only making five of these robots, and the starting price is $2.6 million

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Andie Reeves

Andie is a content writer from South Africa with a background in broadcasting and journalism. Starting her career in the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, Andie has a broad portfolio, covering everything from sustainability solutions to celebrity car collections. When not at her laptop Andie can be found sewing, recording her podcast, taking board games too seriously or road-tripping in her bright green Kia.