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Avatar-style S. Korean manned robot takes first baby steps

Submitted by: Odio @ 03:58 PM | Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | (url: http://phys.org/n...)

A giant South Korean-built manned robot that walks like a human but makes the ground shake under its weight has taken its first baby steps.

Designed by a veteran of science fiction blockbusters, the four-metre-tall (13-foot), 1.5 ton Method-2 towers over a room on the outskirts of Seoul.

The hulking human-like creation bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie "Avatar".

It is claimed as a world first by its creators at Hankook Mirae Technology, a South Korean robotics company, where about 30 engineers were hard at work conducting initial tests Tuesday afternoon.

"Our robot is the world's first manned bipedal robot and is built to work in extreme hazardous areas where humans cannot go (unprotected)," said company chairman Yang Jin-Ho.

A pilot sitting inside the robot's torso makes limb movements which are mimicked by Method-2, whose metal arms each weigh 130 kilograms (286 pounds).

The robot, more than twice the size of a tall man, is so heavy that it shakes the ground when it takes a step with a loud whirring of motors.

Category: Technology | 11 Comments
Tags: robots

12-28-16 - 04:00 PM
12-28-16 - 04:21 PM
Hopefully this is better than Robot Jocks
12-28-16 - 04:29 PM
12-28-16 - 04:46 PM
kkkool stuff bruh
12-28-16 - 04:54 PM

12-28-16 - 04:56 PM
meanwhile, in america:


12-28-16 - 05:11 PM
I'll wait till the base model comes with roller skates and jet pack.
12-28-16 - 05:19 PM
Looks more like the loader from aliens

Or a mech

Bullshit journalism from a Bullshit poster
12-28-16 - 05:21 PM
That article motor posted is hilariously misinformed

In fact it is blatantly false

12-29-16 - 10:17 AM
Originally posted by Goshin  
That article motor posted is hilariously misinformed

In fact it is blatantly false


12-29-16 - 10:48 AM
i dont know man maybe read stuff from congress

NASA's budget under Obama has increased from where it was under Bush
the ares rocket was shit canned because it didnt work and would have killed everyone riding on it

i dont know why i'm talking to moto, you're a fucking loser
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