Hollywood has been an inspiration for quite a few inventions and one such invention that is currently stomping the ground in South Korea is a mech named ‘Method-1’.
At four metres tall, the Method-1 is a metal behemoth not meant for a specific purpose but is being tested out to see how such giant robots that are actively controlled by a human sitting inside them could help us out by solving real-world problems. Being worked upon by designer Vitaly Bulgarov alongside a team of technology enthusiasts at the Seoul-based Korea Future Technology, the Method-1 reminds you of the robots that fought the sentinels in Matrix Revolutions.
Method-1 follows the commands of a human sitting inside a glass and metal compartment inside it and moves its enormous arms and legs as instructed by the human operator. In a demo video, the Method-1 is seen walking across a laboratory floor using its mechanical joints.
Bulgarov is known for some of his works in Hollywood blockbusters including Robocop, Transformers 4 and Terminator Genisys and this effectively makes this whole project something to look forward to. The designer hasn’t been too vocal about the project but has said that Method-1 could be used to “solve problems” rather than for evil purpose.
“I’ll just say for now that from a mechanical/software/hardware/electric engineering stand point it was quite an ambitious project that required developing and enhancing a lot of technologies along the way”, he notes on his Facebook page. “That growth opens up many real world applications where everything we have been learning so far on this robot can be applied to solve real world problems.”
Imagination is the limit says the developers of these robots and while they are still working on the designs and working towards making Method-1 more useful, they have shown a glimpse of what the robot is capable to do through small video.