(VIDEO) 13-Foot-Tall South Korean Robot Mimics Human MovementScreen Shot 2016-12-19 at 3.11.48 PM
A South Korean robotics company has completed their first tests of a giant robot that can mimic the movements of humans.
The robot, METHOD-1, was developed by “Korea Future Technology” and has been developed in secret for roughly two years.
The robot mimics the movements of the pilot inside the robot, similar to the robots from the movie “Avatar.”
The pilot of the robot fits inside a small control room where the chest of the robot would be if it were a human.
The creation was designed by Vitaly Bulgarov, a designer who also worked on projects for Terminator Genisys, Robocop and Transformers 4.
Bulgarov said that the robot is so heavy that the ground shakes when it moves, the Daily Mail reported.
‘”From a mechanical/software/hardware/electric engineering stand point it was quite an ambitious project that required developing and enhancing a lot of technologies along the way,” he said.
Bulgarov said that the robot could be used to “solve problems” but did not specify what the purpose for the robot will be.
“That growth opens up many real world applications where everything we have been learning so far on this robot can be applied to solve real world problems. (I’m not just talking bipedal robots),” Bulgarov said. “One of such projects is already in development, but I’m not allowed to say more at this moment.”