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Turkish engineers build real-life Transformer

By T.K. Randall
September 22, 2016 · Comment icon 12 comments

Optimus Prime, eat your heart out. Image Credit: YouTube / Letrons
Shape-shifting robots have become a reality thanks to the creation of this incredible transforming car.
Designed and built by a team of 12 engineers and 4 technicians, this unbelievable shape-shifting robot was constructed out of an ordinary BMW and appears to be the real deal.

Known as the ANTIMON, the vehicle is capable of transforming in to a standing humanoid robot in much the same way as the characters in the popular 'Transformers' animated TV series.

Letvision, the firm behind the invention, is hoping to improve the design by making it possible for the robot to actually walk around as well as to make it drivable while it is in its 'car mode'.

It may even be possible for the public to purchase one however the price has yet to be disclosed.

Source: YouTube | Comments (12)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by Parsec 6 years ago
That's a small step for a bmw,  a giant leap for autobots.   It's almost a shame that with the level of CG we have today, when you watch a video like this you never know if it's for real or not. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by paperdyer 6 years ago
My son-in-law wants to trade his G-8 and 1997 Camaro in on a new Camaro.  He should wait a few years and maybe he can get Bumble Bee!  His favorite Transformer.  Of course when he was young, Bumble Bee was a VW Bug!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Parsec 6 years ago
Call it product placement! 
Comment icon #6 Posted by MJNYC 6 years ago
That is too cool and I want one. 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard 6 years ago
Turkish Transformers.  I hope it's not anything like Turkish Star Wars...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dünyay?_Kurtaran_Adam
Comment icon #8 Posted by a vampire wears my boxers 6 years ago
clicked headline to see Transformer. Turns out it's just a Go-Bot. :(
Comment icon #9 Posted by Dark_Grey 6 years ago
Holy **** I thought I was one of only 10 people on this planet that knew about this masterpiece.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Nnicolette 6 years ago
I prefer my beamer not to walk away thank you. In all seriousness this is cool but i would be so uncomfortable with these being around or being owned and operated by most anyone. It just sounds dangerous.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Parsec 6 years ago
Unless you have the tank version. 
Comment icon #12 Posted by Goodf3llow 6 years ago
That's weak..I thought it would function once transformed

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