Well this isn't a "giant" robot but it's a start!
Telepresence operator sitting on the right.
@polychrome Real world giant robot Kuratas had a cameo in one of the 2020s Patlabor sequels, I think.
@polychrome I am LOVING that, for me at least, this article is displaying with ads for Caterpillar. Living in Peoria IL twenty-five years ago, I remember telling my anime-fan friends that Cat would be among the first mecha manufacturers.