South Korean company Hankook Mirae Technology recently unveiled the world’s first supersized manned mech on Instagram post by Vitaly Bulgarov. The 36-second clip shows a large-manned robot with a man controlling it from the inside.
The robot is thirteen feet tall and said to weight about 1.5 tons. Bulgarov, who worked alongside the company, has worked as an industrial engineer for Panasonic, Intel’s New Devices group and Google’s Boston Dynamics. He also worked to make big-budgeted futuristic movies like Robocop, Terminator and Transformers.
According to Yang Jin-ho, chairman of Hankook Mirae Technology, their robot is the world’s first manned bipedal robot and is built to work in extreme hazardous areas where humans cannot go. This technology is hoped to be used in emergency situations like radiation leaks and even to guard borders.
However, there are speculations from some parts of the science community since the supposed company did not have affiliations with any scientific community. The company did also not have much presence online and was unheard of until the said video was uploaded on social media.
Bulgarov turned down the speculations by saying that the release of the video through Facebook and Instagram was only intended for his circle of followers which unintentionally went viral. The company would have a proper press release after the robot has completed which is expected to happen this year.