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Korea’s Prototype Piloted Mech, the Method-2, Takes Its First Steps

Photo from Vitaly Bulgarov’s website

While we were all busy succumbing to food comas over the holidays, South Korean robotics manufacturer — Hankook Mirae Technology — ¬†showed off their prototype for a piloted mech, the Method-2. The Method-2 stands 13-feet tall and weighs 1.3 tons and was built to work in extreme conditions where humans can’t go. Hankook Mirae Technology employed Hollywood SFX designer, Vitaly Bulgarov, to help with the project and on December 30, he shared the mech taking its first steps with a pilot on board through his Facebook page.

The Method-2 has a long way to go before it can be used for industrial applications and can’t go untethered to a power supply for the time being. You’ve got to admit though, that’s pretty darn cool! We’re pretty sure that all you Gundam fans are already wondering as to how long it will take to see fully functioning mechas running around. You can check more of Vitaly Bulgarov design work for Hankook Mirae Technology by click HERE.

Source: Engadget

Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

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