Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan is known as the birthplace of natto, many castle ruins, lakes and martial arts. Recently there is something else that Ibaraki will be known for, a Giant Robotic Rhinocerous Beetle!
code named “Kabutom RX-03”
The giant “kabuto-mushi” took 11 years to built, it is 11m long, and weighs 15 tonnes. It was built by a Japanese engineer from Ibaraki Prefecture Japan. The robot has many moving parts including its huge horn and legs. It can be controlled via a remote and has space inside for passengers. There has been many giant robotic creatures appearing Japan lately, a giant spider, a giant Gundam, a giant Iron Man, now a giant beetle. Godzilla-san might get jealous and reappear. Video and link to more pictures after the jump.
More Giant Robot Beetle pictures here.