KUALA LUMPUR – Gundam, the science fiction media franchise that feature giant robots called “mobile suits”, with titular mobile suits that carry the name “Gundam” will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015.
Therefore, in conjunction with Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary, the General Incorporated Association Gundam Global Challenge is looking for ideas from the general public on how to make a full-scale 18-meter tall Gundam robot move.
A statement issued today in Tokyo, Japan, said this massive project, led by the Association based in Japan has rolled out two categories of challenge; â€œReal Entertainmentâ€ for ideas to help 18 meter tall GUNDAM robot move and â€œVirtual Entertainmentâ€ for visual effects and ideas to reproduce movements in virtual reality.
The deadline for submissions are Feb 27, 2015 and the judges will announce the results in Aug 2015.
The statement added that, in order to have even more entries, the competition submissions would also accept technologies, material and systems from individuals.
The judges on the Gundam Global Challenge Leaders’ Board include Yoshiyuki Tomino, Director of â€œMobile Suit Gundamâ€ and Shuji Hashimoto, Vice President and Professor in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Waseda University.
As for now, already over half of the entries being submitted are from overseas. The association is excited to witness the passion and cutting edge technologies rise to this tremendous challenge.
For more details on Gundam Global Challenge, visit http://gundam-challenge.com/en – BERNAMA