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Robosaurus, World's Largest Transformer

Updated on August 1, 2013

This time I’ll write something light. And I believe many of us know this stuff, especially for US citizen. I got this inspiration after saw “Ripley’s Believe It or Not “. I know this isn’t a new thing for us. I thought many of us know “Robosaurus” very well than me who live millions mills from United States. Robosaurus is a giant robot with a shape like a dinosaur by using electrohydromechanical machine. It was built for a single purpose, that is for entertainment. Robosaurus was created by Doug Malewicki in 1989. It is currently owned and operated by Monster Robots, Inc. Robourus is like giant transformer toys with the driver sitting in the head of the robot. From Ripley’s, I saw this robot has the ability to transform from a "48-foot semi trailer" into a "mechanical dinosaur" (T-Rex or Tyrannosaurus Rex).

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With a hydraulic system this robot can move its arms, jaws, grasping claws and a flame thrower as special attraction. Many audiences waiting the moment when the head give the effect of breathing fire out of its nostrils. From trusted information is said that it took two years to create this giant robot and need $2.2 million to build. From outer appearance it has height of 45 feet while it stands and transformed into giant dinosaurs from 48-foot semi trailer. Robosaurus has weight about 31 kilograms or 31 tons.

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How about the engine? Robosaurus is powered by a 500 horsepower, diesel engine and turbo charged. How to produce the fire breath effect? it need two 20-gallon propane tanks and houses air cannons to create fireworks , fire confetti or missiles.

Robosaurus has performance in many events, like: Airshows, Motorsports Events, Parades, Nascar Tracks, Company Sales Promotions, City Events, and Theme Parks all over the world. But most of the events held on United States. That’s why I post this hub to get many opinions from US hubbers which has experience in seeing this robot.


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From the video we can see how this robot can lift the car, crush the car with it jaws. Robosaurus is capable of lifting 4,000 pounds and can breaths 20 foot fingers of flame. How about the voice? The voice is produced by a 6000 watt onboard sound system and it can be linked to sound system in the event. That’s why we can hear loud noises such as the real dinosaurs. No wonder this make the audience amazed and totally entertained by this attraction. Start form kids and adults enjoy this show.

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What do we see during Robosaurus show? This robot hold the car, bite them in half, rips off their roof, crushes them with big size hands before throw them on the ground. Robosaurus is controlled by human pilot and copilot. They have full independent control of eighteen hydraulic functions simultaneously. It makes the robot looks alive. That’s why Monster Robots, Inc. worked closely with several companies to make robosaurus life. They are Parker Hannifin Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio and P-Q Controls, Inc. of Bristol, Connecticut. It reminds us about Transformer the movie, even before the transformer exist. It's time for fantasy into reality.

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      prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Your welcome, David. I am glad to be your friend here. Take care!

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      David Trujillo Uribe 3 years ago from Medellin, Colombia

      Good luck to you, Prasetio

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      prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, David Trujillo. Thank you very much for beautiful words. I am glad to know that you love my hub. Take care and God bless you.

      Prasetio

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      David Trujillo Uribe 3 years ago from Medellin, Colombia

      Hail to the King! Prasetio, you have become my favorite Hubber, it´s official. Rarely I checkout Hub toics from someone´s profile and want to read them all. They are just to mind-blowing. You review all the weird wonders around the world. I might follow some of your foot steps.

      You see more of me on your hubs. Promised.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, GINA. I am so happy to see you again and I know that you want to show this hub to your son. I hope he also love this information. Of course, we must have a large backyard to accommodate this TOY. Thank you very much for coming. God bless you!

      Love and peace,

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      GPAGE 6 years ago from California

      WOW PRASETIO!!! I HAD TO SHOW MY SON THIS!!! Amazing! It is hard to believe how expensive it is to make this? Just imagine how it will be easier and cheaper in the future like everything else! Well, I still don't want this one in my backyard!!!!!! ha ha

      Well another great story prasetio!!! My kids are amazed and so am I! G

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, muayguy. Thank you very much for coming to this hub and remind me about raptors. I hope you love this robot. Cheers...

      Prasetio

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      muayguy 6 years ago from Berlin, Germany

      lol, this is so sweet man! I wished they could do raptors too!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Pamela. Thank you very much for coming. I agree with your about the audience, they looks very enjoy this show as amazing performance. I hope you entertained with this information. Cheers....

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Patty for your kindness to visit this hub and give your vote as well. I am impressed with this. God bless you! ~prasetio

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      Pamela N Red 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      That's incredible and kind of scary too. I can see little boys and men enjoying this type of entertainment. It would be a bit too loud for me so I'll leave that fun for the guys. :o)

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      This was fun to read - rated Up and many others :)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Alastar Packer. Thanks for coming and leave nice comment about this robot. I know it's so expensive, but if we see how big this robot, it's worth it. I hope you enjoy this information. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, POP. Nice to see you here. Never mind about that, at least you still have a chance to read my hubs. Better late than never, right. I hope we still keep in touch. Cheers...

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My uncle, Micky Dee. Nice to see you again. I wish I can control this robot and making some demonstration to all hubbers here. Have a nice day!

      Your nephew, Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend,BkCreative. I am so happy to know that you love this robot. Thank you very much for give your vote to this hub. Take care!

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      Alastar Packer 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Amazing Pras, thanks for bringing this out my friend. Might not have known about it otherwise. 2.2 million is an expensive robot but apparently it's worth it.

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Love this piece and those amazing photos. Sorry it took so long to find this hub, but I am not being notified of hubs when they are published.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      I have an image of my nephew controlling this beast. God bless Prasetio.

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Oh, I love this robot! I'd really love to have one. Thanks for this super hub. Yay!

      Rated way up!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Sueswan. I am proud to present this hub for you. I hope you enjoy all information here, include the pictures and the video also. Your vote really appreciated. Cheers...

      Blessing and hugs,

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Ruby. I hope you enjoy this Robot and I am glad to read your comment as US citizen where this robot usually perform. Take care!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, acaetnna. I am so happy to know that you love this hub. Thanks for your compliment. I'll do the best for us. God bless you. Peace, prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Audrey. Thanks for coming and I hope your kids will love Robosaurus too. Send my warm greeting with them. Take care!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, Mentalist acer. Nice to see you here and your comment so beautiful. I love it! Thank you very much. ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, AlexK2009. I am glad you love this information. Cheers...

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome to this hub, kittythedreamer. Nice to see you here. Thanks for coming and your compliment about this hub. I hope you enjoy the show on the video above. Your vote really appreciated. Take care! ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Peggy. I am glad to see you again. Thanks for share about "Houston's Museum of Natural Science". I love going to museum and I got a lot of knowledge by visiting this place. But I had never seen Dinosaurs like you said above. That must be a great tour. I love your "VOTE". Have a good day. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, euhotels for coming and remind us about that cartoon character, but this is the bigger one. Cheers...

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My friend, drbj. I am glad to see you again and I agree with you about "transformer". Robosaurus is the real "transformer" and no wonder many people love this robot. Thank you very much.

      Love and peace,

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      Cool hub!

      I have never heard of Robosaurus.

      Voted up and awesome!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Funtastic hub. Thank's Pras.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      You are incredible - this hub is simply great!!

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      Audrey Kirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

      Crazy big 'aurus...my boys would love it! Great work Prasetio as always.

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      A great story on the"Metal Muncher"Pras.;)

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      AlexK2009 6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      I enjoyed this. Thanks

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

      Voted up and awesome, Prasetio! Too cool of a hub and definitely a fun one to read. I am impressed. :)

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I have never seen this in person but it would certainly make for a spectacular show. I have seen dynosaurs in museums that looked quite real and which moved and made sounds. We have had several touring shows like that which were seen at Houston's Museum of Natural Science. Good hub as always. Voted up all the way!

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      euhotels 6 years ago

      Robosaurus reminds me of the cartoon figure from "The Iron Giant" :) But the Iron Giant was a little bit cuter :)

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      Robosaurus is amazing, pras, thanks for the intro. But it pales when compared with Hollywood's perception of such a robotical, mechanical transforming monster. I just saw the third episode of the film, "Transformers." Outlandish, yes, but entertaining. At least the kids in the theater loved it.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome to this hub, Sandy. Thanks for coming and I hope yo have a chance to see this in person. Take care!

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      That is really awesome. I would love to see it. They do exist!

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, laurenmoody3. I hope you entertained with this information. ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Welcome to this hub, marstoblog. This was a spectacular show from a giant robot and it's totally awesome with several effect like in the movie, but it's real. It make the audience said "wow". Thanks for coming. ~prasetio

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, poetvix. Nice to see you here. I am proud to present this hub for you. Personally, I never see this in person. Thank you very much. Cheers....

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      laurenmoody3 6 years ago from Mapple Valley,Washington

      Nice Hub

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      My brother, Peter. I am glad you love this information. I hope this hub useful for you. Take care! ~prasetio

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      marstoblog 6 years ago from Hitchin, England

      I have also never heard of this before, but certainly looks very interesting and spectacular to watch. Amazing how they make these things! very good hub!

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      poetvix 6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Mega cool Prasetio! I live here and I have never seen this. Thank you yet again for introducing me to the most novel things.

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      PETER LUMETTA 6 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      Good One! Robosaurus is definitely a side show act. I have never seen it in person, sorry. It wasn't around when I was into that kind of stuff. Fun HUB Thanks,

      Peter