Massive Avatar-Like Robot Mimics Human Movements

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If it can be built, Technocrats will build it. Except for military purposes, we can think of no ostensible use for a robot like this.  TN Editor

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.

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.

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Looks like the robots from the original “Robocop” movies. Fitted out with guns it would clean up a riot in no time at all.

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I can think of plenty of uses for this that don’t involve combat. How much can it lift? How fast can it walk? Personally, I’d love to have one. Only if it remains dumb, however. Other than the stability systems, the only “brain” in there should be the human operator. Add AI, and the thing becomes a potential menace. Technology does not have intention. It has no morals. It is, for the time being, only an extension of the person who uses it. Giving a machine a mind of its own is foolhardy.