Korea's Avatar Robot

Although it's not quite as mobile as the movie version, it's a real robot as opposed to being a CGI cartoon of a robot. Supposedly.


(Robot built in South Korea lab)

The METHOD-1 machine is four metres tall and when it stomps it leaves the ground “shaking”, according to designer Vitaly Bulgarov.

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.

Too good to be true in 2016? Maybe. As promised, here is the video showing the one-person robots from the movie Avatar.


(CGI robot battles CGI alien in a CGI jungle)

I should also credit Robert Heinlein for the idea of direct feedback and amplification of body movement, which he created for his powered armor for his 1959 novel Starship Troopers.

Via Mirror and futurism.

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