13-ft-tall Method-2 Might Soon be Guarding Borders

Yes, you read that right and this isn’t science fiction but something that is very real! A South Korean robotics company — Hankook Mirae Technology — has managed to help the ginormous robot take its first baby steps.method2Claimed as first of its kind by the creators, the robot which is being trained and tested in Seoul, South Korea, has been christened Method-2.The 1.5-ton robot which shook the ground in its baby steps bears a close resemblance to the robots in the movie ‘Avatar’, as it also has a seat that can be used to pilot it via human intervention.“Our robot is the world’s first manned bipedal robot and is built to work in extremely hazardous areas where humans cannot go. The robot is one-year-old so it is taking baby steps; but just like humans, it will be able to move more freely in the next couple of years,” company chairman Yang Jin-Ho told phys.org.

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