The Huge Transforming Robotic Dinosaur
Robosaurus is a transforming robotic dinosaur created by inventor Doug Malewicki in 1989 and is currently owned and operated by Monster Robots, Inc. Robosaurus is modeled after a Tyrannosaurus rex and has hydraulically activated arms, grasping claws, and jaws, as well as a flame thrower set up in the head to give the effect of breathing fire out of its nostrils. It also was modeled after Transformers toys, with the driver sitting in the head of the robot and the ability to transform into its own trailer for transportation. It is used at motorsport events (particularly monster truck events) and air shows to "eat" and burn vehicles such as automobiles and small airplanes. It stands at a total height of 40 feet (12 m) when transformed and fully extended.
Robosaurus is set to be auctioned off at the Scottsdale Barrett Jackson auction that takes place January 12 to 20, 2008.
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