Fans of Ghost in the Shell will be excited to see that their dream of having a real Tachikoma is getting closer every day. Robot company Cerevo has released an 1/8 scale version which has the full movement and articulation of the original (without the guns). The robot was designed in collaboration with the team which produced the TV anime in order to get the kawaii personality just right.
Whats super interesting is that each Tachikoma connects to the cloud, storing their experiences and learnings. All other Tachikomas are then able to access this collective shared memory for learning just like in the Ghost in the Shell series.