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September 12, 2013 AT 9:26 pm

World’s largest walking robot is…a fire-breathing dragon!

We may need to upgrade our pick-and-place machine to one of these.

At nearly 30 feet high, this fire-breathing monster looks unreal enough, but it’s very real indeed. It’s also the world’s largest walking robot, according to the new “Guinness World Records 2014″ book, released Thursday.

Built by Germany’s Zollner Elektronik AG, an electronics maker, Tradinno the dragon is 51 feet long and has a wingspan of 40 feet.

The dragon is a complex radio-controlled quadruped running on a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine with two hydraulic circuits, 272 hydraulic valves, 65 animated axles, and 238 sensors, according to Zollner. It has 984 feet of hydraulic lines, more than 4,200 feet of electric cables, and 360 feet of pneumatic lines.

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