You might look at the above and think it’s just a cute novelty shape for a remote control car. You would be wrong, and reckoning without the way a Japanese inventor thinks.
First of all, it helps to know that some Japanese public toilets look exactly like that, sans wheels – just a porcelain thing in the ground that you squat over.
Secondly, watching this video makes the intent abundantly clear. You’re supposed to use this to trick people into shitting on the ground by faking them out with it and then driving it away at the last minute.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist