First steps made the giant controlled by person robot Method-2, the brainchild of Future Technology mysterious South Korean company and the designer Vitaly Bulgarova, that helped develop a bipedal robot for Boston Dynamics and special effects in the film “Transformers”.
Method-2 reaches a height of four meters, weighs 1.5 tons, at the torso his is located cabin the pilot.
On assurance of developers, Method-2 – “the world’s first two-legged robot, piloted by a man, and designed to work in extreme conditions.” He was created 30 engineers. Chairman Yang Jin Ho told,that the robot is only taking its first steps, and it will take a couple of years before he would be able to move freely.
Yang, a childhood dream to build their own robot, He invested in the project $ 200 million, in order to “bring to life that seemed possible only in movies and cartoons.” The robot actually resembles paratroopers fighting vehicles from the Earth in the movie “Avatar.” Scope of the robot is not yet clear, although a number of companies, according to Ho, have already expressed their interest.
The robot is only one year, and he is far from ready, but Yang believes, that Method-2 will be ready by the end of 2017, and has called the approximate cost – $ 8.3 million, according to Hi-Tech. However, there are those who doubt the authenticity of the giant robot. However, the robot is real.