South Korea: World's first giant manned robot takes its first steps

The world’s first giant, manned robot “Method-2” took some of it’s first steps in the Gunpo studio of Hankook Mirae Technology company near Seoul, Thursday.

The 3,9m (13ft) Method-2 robot responds to the actions of its handler who is seated in a central cockpit, walking like a human and moving its 130kg (286lbs) robot arms and fingers.

Around 30 engineers have been testing the mammoth machine and lead designer Vitaly Bulgarov drew inspiration from his previous work on the fantasy films, Transformers and Terminator. Since 2014 the company have invested about $200 million (€191.3 million) in the robot’s production and development and estimate it could be on sale by the end of 2017 at a price of around $8,3 million (€7,9 million).

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Author rkageru ( ago)
stansby for titanfall

Author the MC factor ( ago)
Avatar much?

Author Adepic ( ago)
send in a couple of these with miniguns into North Korea

Author Just for Fun ( ago)
These human driven robots can bring revolution in every area and every hard work, from cargo carriage to rescue people from earthquake rumbles, if they make them move a lot better AND move the fingers not by buttons but with gloves and servo sensors, why not working along with Boston Dynamics to share knowledge on robotic moves and balance? they are doing great!

Author 1blackdeath51501 ( ago)
one step close to battletech.

Then I can finally have my Timberwolf and kill Freeborns

Author Aidan Roblox and more ( ago)
I did

Author Hypersonic Megalodon ( ago)
This is awesome! However, the title is a little misleading as this is NOT the world's first giant robot. Its the first giant robot that uses legged locomotion, yes, but MEGABOTs has been building a giant robot for years. Only difference is that it uses treads instead of legs to get around but still, don't forget them.

Author Joshua's BBQ ( ago)

Author SinäLennätKuuhunEnsiViikollaApinoidenRaketillaJokaToimiiIhmisLihalla ( ago)

Author sinius Mulvenian ( ago)
If it can't morph with other mechs and become a Megazord consider it a fail.

Author IAN DUCAO ( ago)
now thats what you call a robot suit

Author bekir altıntaş ( ago)
it looks a kind of CGI... maybe it is maybe not...

Author Harry 8642 ( ago)

Author tewkewl ( ago)
not the first. kuratas and mark 2 are having a battle this year.

Author Normel Lamela ( ago)

Author Kemphoss ( ago)
lets take a moment to think about how impractical a mech would be in war. but they do look cool so that makes up for it!

Author Afloat Fob ( ago)
Prepare for Titan Fall!

Author Steven Edwards ( ago)
Imagine the day when this thing is able to run....

Author Nathan Richards ( ago)
The first is the Kurata and the second is the Megabot Mark II.

Author Nathan Richards ( ago)
Not the first.

Author revelation online ( ago)
mean while in murica they have a giant robot wearing a chef hat and chopping up food and pianos with giant knifes

Author Randomness Tube ( ago)
how fucking cool is that the dawn of the future is here

Author Night_Rage ( ago)
South Korea is the only place that'll be ready when the Kaiju (Pacific Rim) invade us.

Author Luan Carlos Adão ( ago)
And the best, It use Linux.

Author Bryant NorCal ( ago)
Was co-dev'd by Hollywood's Vitaly Bulgarov (Terminator, Robocop, Transformers) but can't stand on its own and still needs to be plugged in to work but one day battery tech will catch up since adding mini nuke reactor too risky.

Author PhazonSouffle ( ago)
Mobile Infantry when?

Author kkg 929 ( ago)

Author 남상남자 ( ago)
south korea~win👍..japan~out👎..wwwwwwwww

Author real mc asshole ( ago)
just wait till they install an AI on this thing.

Author Im Tyrone ( ago)
That guy on the pc is gamer; look at his hand placement and how the keyboard is turned. Starcraft IRL

Author Manoo42 ( ago)
Whats the point? What can it actually do thats useful?

Author Nekogami-Crystal ( ago)
come back when you have a mand walking robot.

Author Sang Jae Lee ( ago) online

Author SirAnikin ( ago)
Thus DVA was born

Author wazup3333 ( ago)
your done when it trips over a rock

Author . 폐경 직전의 노처녀들 ( ago)
손가락을 움직이네?? ㅋㅋㅋ 방사능국 놈들이 저거가지고 트집잡고 씨부리더만

Author Hayden Rackley ( ago)
Sad but awesome at the same time on account that this will replace the Tank one day.

Author SamuraiBurgerDog ( ago)
It moves ssssoooooooo smoothly. :O

Author Mr Shogun ( ago)
it walks like 80 year old nigga

Author Gage Dey ( ago)
My childhood dream

Author Tyler Mounce ( ago)

Author WolfKenneth ( ago)
Not first not even second. There is Japanese Kuratas and American MegaBot.

Author Francine Conley ( ago)
The us is also now officially in some deep fucking shit if these become weaponized

Author PoCheng Chen ( ago)
Another new and possible the greatest rival for the Japanese Kuratas and US megabot

Author XLINE ( ago) confirm. M.E.K.A confirm.

Author BenJohnson2882 ( ago)
Go fuck up megabots

Author Carlos F Barajas ( ago)
make it fight with the america and japan mecha

Author SKotty Cat ( ago)
meka activated

Author Rafael González ( ago)
Linux rules!

Author Morph Verse ( ago)
They use the Ubuntu Linux Distro :D

Author Alex Giugliano ( ago)
....ho studiato una soluzione per far muovere e camminare le gambe proprio come viene eseguito con le braccia del robot in contemporanea delle braccia dell' operatore ! eseguo progetti e descrizioni solo sul posto solo se interessati !

Author Joe Robertson ( ago)
Now build a gun that that thing can carry. at least a 30mm shell.

Author ktown ( ago)
씨바 골라이엇 이즈 온라인이네 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Author Shingo Masuda ( ago)
There are many other giant manned robot that was made before this which had better capability in their own way.

Author Mu Effe ( ago)
Why Korean avatar robot runs on Ubuntu not Windows 10?

Author Thomas McCoy ( ago)
dude, the kuratas has existed for a while now, this can barely qualify as the third giant manned robot

Author David Smith ( ago)
CG as F. Viral marketing (world building) for some upcoming movie most likely. Just like what they did for "Cloverfield" and "10 Cloverfield Lane".

Author carso1500 ( ago)
they have 3 of these things, the future is today boys

Author Snark42 ( ago)
I bet the use of Gyro stabilization could improve walking and avoid the need for the torso to centralize over the foot in contact with the ground. It would make it much more useful than constantly moving the pilot left and right during low speed walking. This would help the pilot perceive their surrounding better.

Author AiwaLee ( ago)

Author Kazuki N ( ago)

Author Johnathan Clayborn ( ago)
First manned robot? yeah, you know, except for the Kuritas and the American one. You know, the ones who are supposed to fight later this year. But they totally have the first one.

Author DaylightDigital ( ago)
This is about 1.5 generations from being a Gundam

Author Fernando BS ( ago)

Author Andrea Del Bene ( ago)
Ubuntu rules!

Author Mighty Ash ( ago)

Author torreydale ( ago)

Author Thats Not Me ( ago)
Im pretty scared, bet they now make better theme parks then uz;(

Author Klemen rajher ( ago)
Cg ass hell

Author Frank Goyes ( ago)
Damn it! I also want to pilot that Eva!!

Author Sebastian Johansson ( ago)
Where's the sword? We wan't it to have a sword!

Author Miko ( ago)
1:04 Powered by Ubuntu

Author yori quri ( ago)
실감나는 로봇 움직이느는 소리 ㄷㄷㄷ

Author John Paterson ( ago)
They should make it so that it opens the hatch and picks you up and puts you in the cockpit so you don't need a ladder. (or maybe it could just squat down and make a step or two with its arms - probs safer).

Author Samuel Bailey ( ago)
Chicken machine cutting better!

Author luckyyu2004 ( ago)
Gundam in real life in 3.2.1..............

Author BeAsA Roze ( ago)
️♬️️ I can transform ya, I can transform ya ❗ ♬

Author 백영래 ( ago)
어깨 부분에 로켓포하고 기관총만 달면 끝이네.

Author dewberry30 ( ago)
I hope Koreans stay koreans so that they can continue their innovation genes. And dont be like Multiculture Europe where their muslim immigrants do not contribute to their technology advancement.

Author Old YouTubeVideos ( ago)
It's cool and all, but if that thing falls it will make an extensive damage on the person inside.

Author onjoFilms ( ago)
The end of real feet stomping grapes?

Author hoyeru zaharia ( ago)
Ripley in Aliens. The future is here.

Author Themba76 ( ago)
someones a gundam fan

Author anthony doyle ( ago)
The world is becoming even more fucked up because i know if the usa military can get their hand on this warfare will be different as those bastard will start attaching nuke of them and even put in jet pack

Author Angel Tomov ( ago)
kind of scary

Author CosmicOwl ( ago)
Atleast its not running on windows, that would suck :-)

Author Stephen green ( ago)
what if it falls over

Author Fixed Face ( ago)
perfect for crushing those annoying starving africans

Author D.Talpha ( ago)
Now waiting for Japans real Gundam

Author D.Talpha ( ago)
Sorry Japan, but SK got to it first....

Author NoizeCehigi ( ago)
This is the Future
I'm sure D.Va will take her MEKA soon.

Author Robby J Hope ( ago)
Titanfall 2 is a hit.

Author gangnamfever ( ago)
It needs waist so it can balance better. I know walking like human is very difficult things to duplicate.

Author Miau Miau ( ago)
Ubuntu rules!!! Congratulations to the design team for choosing Ubuntu OS to operate the robot!

Author SAxCoco ( ago)
Halt present hall pass!

Author Luis Fernando ( ago)
Very impressive but its made out of aluminium and probably no way to power it without a cord, so the capabilities are almost none (very unpractical).

Until small mobile nuclear reactors are available theres no giant walking robots for us anime mech nerds.

Author Mr Hashshashin ( ago)
nerf this

Author DestinationLyra ( ago)
Get away from her you B***H! !

Author Nathan Parke ( ago)

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