South Korean tech company, Hankook Mirae Technology, has taken a big step towards technological advancement. METHOD-1, a manned robot project by them is a 13-foot, 1.5-ton manned robot that took its first step.
The robot can be best described as a huge robot powered-suit and a pilot can sit inside to make its limbs move and function. In fact, if you think this looks similar to the ones in the movie Avatar, then this is so because one of the designers on this project, Vitaly Bulgarov, has worked on major films like Transformers and RoboCop!
The size of the Method-1 is seriously quite big, and it is said that the ground shakes with each step it takes. The arm itself weighs 286-pound (130-kilogram)!
But such a creation can greatly help in solving various problems in the world right now. According to Bulgarov, a wheeled platform can be mounted on top. “A modified version of that is already in development,” he said, “and is planned to help in restoration of Fukushima disaster area.”
Hankook Mirae Technology is working towards completing the robot suit by the end of 2017 for sale and it will cost around 10 billion won ($8.3 million).