The video of this robot made the rounds of all the media of the planet during the truce of Christmas, the robot Method-2 is incontestably the revelation of the end of the year. Assembled by an obscure Korean startup, Hankook Mirea Technology, this robot does not have a brain because it is totally guided by a pilot, but its measurements are impressive: 4 meters high, 1.5 tons, this humanoid seems straight out Of a science fiction film and this is not surprising since it is the designer of several films of science fiction who designed this robot, Vitaly Bulgarov.
The latter would have managed to raise 200 million dollars (242 trillion won) to develop a controlled robot that could be declined in several sizes and several powers in the future. According to the Telegraph, Hankook Mirae Technology would employ some thirty engineers to carry out its project, knowing that the studies started in 2014. The objective is to market Method-2 at the end of 2017 for a price of The order of $ 8.3 million (10 billion won). Defense, industry, construction and of course cinema, Yang Jin-Ho sees in its unusual robot multiple applications. It remains to be seen whether the project will be completed.
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“Avatar-style S. Korean manned robot takes first baby steps”, Phys.org, December 27, 2016
“Giant Avatar-style robot takes first steps in South Korea”, The Telegraph, December 27, 2016