Method -manned bipedal robot designed by Vitaly Bulgarov

Method -manned bipedal robot designed by Vitaly Bulgarov

Method -manned bipedal robot designed by Vitaly Bulgarov

 

Method -manned bipedal robot designed by Vitaly Bulgarov

A South Korean robot is getting attention for both its form and function. The Method 2 robot bears a striking resemblance to robots from the silver screen, but could soon see action in the DMZ between South and North Korea.

“Everything we have been learning so far on this robot can be applied to solve real-world problems,” said designer Vitaly Bulgarov on his Facebook page.

He has previously worked on film series such as Transformers, Robocop and Terminator.

The Method 2’s creators, at Hankook Mirae Technology, claim that the “robot is the world’s first manned bipedal robot and is built to work in extreme hazardous areas where humans cannot go .” That’s according to Mirae company chairman Yang Jin-Ho, who also noted that the robot was in “baby steps” and needed a couple years before it would be allowed to “move freely.”

Building the giant robot was a challenge for the engineers – most of them in their mid and late 30s – as its unprecedented scale meant they had nothing to refer to, said one who declined to be named.

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