Avatar Giant Robot In South Korea Takes Its First Steps
An avatar giant robot in South Korea called Method-two was partially designed by Vitaly Bulgarov, has worked with Boston Dynamics' on bipedal robots and ILM on Transformers films.
Hankook Mirae Technology company chairman Yang Jin-Ho claims, that Method-two is the world's first manned bipedal robot and is built to work in extreme hazardous areas where humans cannot go (unprotected).
He added that the robot is just one year old, like humans, it can make baby steps for the mean time and could develop after several years and will be able to move freely.
Yang also stated that at the end of 2017 the robot will be available in the market at $ 8.3 million dollars. Method-two could also be useful in construction and manufacturing.
The avatar giant robot is said to be able to walk like a human. It is four meters tall, 1.5 avatar giant robot towers over a room on the outskirts of Seoul.
The initial test was conducted Tuesday by 30 hard working engineers.
According to The Telegraph, 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).
According to the Daily Mail, the Method-one was secretly being developed for two years. It physically resembles the robots appeared on the 2009 movie Avatar and the power loader from the 1986 film Aliens.
The designer also stated that the robot was too heavy that when it takes a step the ground around it shakes.
Method-two mimics the pilot's limb movements. But for a couple of more years the mimicking will improve and the movement will be enhanced.
Mr Bulgarov said, that when an ambitious Seoul based robotics team "Korea Future Technology" invited him to join the company as their designer of a large man-controlled robot it took him some time to realize that they were actually serious about it.
The avatar giant robot is a new technology that most people have been waiting for, construction companies and manufacturing companies are looking forward for more development of method-two.
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