Scientists have programmed a monster one-tonne robot that can walk and mimic human movements resembling something from Avatar .
The METHOD-1 machine is four metres tall and when it stomps it leaves the ground “shaking”, according to designer Vitaly Bulgarov.
The giant robot, built in South Korea, works by repeating the actions of its pilot sitting inside by moving its enormous arms and legs up and down.
In astonishing video the sinister machine can be seen walking across a laboratory floor using its mechanical joints.
A control room just big enough for a human operator to squeeze in sits where the robot’s chest should be.
It was created by Seoul-based Korea Future Technology but it is unclear how it will be used.
The designer modelled his high-tech creation after working on Hollywood blockbusters including Robocop, Transformers 4 and Terminator Genisys.
Vitaly is remaining tight-lipped about the robot, but said it could be used to “solve problems” rather than for evil.
He wrote on Facebook: “I’ll just say for now that 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.
“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.”
- Published in Sci & Tech