Technically, JR West is calling the complete unit “multi-functional railway heavy equipment,” but take a look at the tweet below and tell me “ROBOT!” isn’t the first thing your brain shouts.
Step 1 towards the world of Patlabor is complete. The “JR” part of JR West stands for “Japan Railway.”
JR West’s robo-, sorry, “multi-functional railway heavy equipment,” began testing this month, with the aim of entering full service in spring of 2024.
The JR robot’s design reminded at least one Twitter user of the Famicom Robot/NES R.O.B.…
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