This giant robot is designed to let you juggle cars (for real)

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Science fiction is filled with giant robots that people can control like extensions of their own bodies. Dan Granett wants to build one for real, as Gizmodo originally reported. Granett, a former technician at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has sketched out plans for a machine he calls the Bugjuggler, for which he’s currently soliciting corporate funding. The cutesy name hardly conveys the pure, ambitious madness of the project.

If constructed, it will rise 70-feet-tall on two fixed legs. It will have two giant moving arms, each capable of throwing up an 1,800-pound Volkswagen Beetle (the “Bug” in Bugjuggler) and catching it. It will be controlled by a person wearing computerized gloves that simulate what the robot is holding in…

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