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Posted: 12/19/2016 9:01:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/19/2016 9:02:06 AM EST by Leisure_Shoot]
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

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/secret-terrifying-13-foot-avatar-9484188

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.






https://youtu.be/NCrBC_V92hY
(there's supposed to be a video below, so I put the link above...)
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:03:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/19/2016 9:05:26 AM EST by phatmax]
Very cool, but NOT a robot.

It is a power suit.

This is the definition of "Robot" and what they did is not one.

ETA: The walking is "robotic", but those arm movements are not. What this really look like is a Mech from Mechwarrior .

ro·bot
'ro?bät,'rob?t/Submit
noun
a machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer.
synonyms:automaton, android, golem; More
(especially in science fiction) a machine resembling a human being and able to replicate certain human movements and functions automatically.
synonyms:automaton, android, golem; More
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:05:06 AM EST
Can it carry a GAU-8?
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:05:16 AM EST
I'm surprised it was south korea, not japan to be the first to get to this level of mech technology.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:05:44 AM EST
That works a lot better than I expected it to.  Still tethered to a separate power supply though.  
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:07:33 AM EST
Needs a couple of beltfeds.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:09:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Slimjim:
I'm surprised it was south korea, not japan to be the first to get to this level of mech technology.
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Aren't they as into anime as the Japanese?

Needs shoulder-mounted TOWs as well as the GAU arm gun.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:09:20 AM EST
Woohooo Starship Troopers time
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:09:35 AM EST
Where's the guass rifle?
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:24:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/19/2016 10:07:59 AM EST by Leisure_Shoot]
You all hit the nail on the head... this is scary stuff, but luckily it still needs to be tethered to be worth a damn.  That damn Elon Musk and his super battery research will be the death of us all, however.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:27:39 AM EST
Someone's "Must Hate Trump" robot is getting a upgrade.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:28:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/19/2016 9:28:55 AM EST by gribble]
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Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
You all hit the nail on the head... this is scary stuff, but luckily, it still needs to be tethered to be worth a damn.  That damn Elon Musk and his super battery research will be the death of us all, however.
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That's probably more for convenience than necessity. I imagine a small block V8 or two would be sufficient to power this thing, and it could probably carry enough fuel for hours of mechanized rampage.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:33:33 AM EST
That has potential on the battlefield
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:36:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Someone's "Must Hate Trump" robot is getting a upgrade.
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Trump's got this.


Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:39:06 AM EST
Wow.
Meanwhile, in Best Korea, their most advanced socialist engineers have probably just invented a consumer-grade microwave-oven with similar specs - only 1 ton and 12 ft. tall as well. lololol.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:39:45 AM EST
Big robots aren't going to accomplish much on a battlefield, anything with it's head sticking up over trees and rooftops will be a piñata for anti-tank weapons.  Man sized and smaller though, those are going to be mean lil bastards one day soon.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:40:57 AM EST
I want one!
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:42:57 AM EST
Give it a tracked mobility unit and see how much better it goes. 
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:43:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By gribble:

That's probably more for convenience than necessity. I imagine a small block V8 or two would be sufficient to power this thing, and it could probably carry enough fuel for hours of mechanized rampage.
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Originally Posted By gribble:
Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
You all hit the nail on the head... this is scary stuff, but luckily, it still needs to be tethered to be worth a damn.  That damn Elon Musk and his super battery research will be the death of us all, however.

That's probably more for convenience than necessity. I imagine a small block V8 or two would be sufficient to power this thing, and it could probably carry enough fuel for hours of mechanized rampage.



Meh.
A turbo diesel 4 banger would do it..with on board generator..and hydraulics. 
Less chance of flash fire...saves space..weight..noise..etc 
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:45:49 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Cromlech:
Give it a tracked mobility unit and see how much better it goes. 
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Killdozer on steroids!
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:46:16 AM EST
When I see one running, THEN I'll be impressed.

And then I'll be loading mags of AP
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:46:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Cromlech:
Give it a tracked mobility unit and see how much better it goes. 
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Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:48:58 AM EST


One step closer to Gipsy Danger

Link Posted: 12/19/2016 9:57:52 AM EST
Looks like a good start. Time to proceed with the watermelon smash tests.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 10:00:42 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Slimjim:
I'm surprised it was south korea, not japan to be the first to get to this level of mech technology.
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I highly doubt Japan doesn't have something like this or even more advanced, they're just smarter about keeping it under wraps.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 10:04:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Mal_means_bad:
Big robots aren't going to accomplish much on a battlefield, anything with it's head sticking up over trees and rooftops will be a piñata for anti-tank weapons.  Man sized and smaller though, those are going to be mean lil bastards one day soon.
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Yep, until that has a LOT more mobility/agility it would just be a target for everything the enemy can throw at it. Small mobile infantry type suits or exoskeletons that can allow an individual soldier to climb any terrain quickly and carry crew served weapons, that would be a game changer.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 10:09:22 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SOMT:



I highly doubt Japan doesn't have something like this or even more advanced, they're just smarter about keeping it under wraps.
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Japan's population is dropping, so they would probably do better with taking the little Honda robots and giving them something similar to an M-4 carbine, along with a software upgrade. How many of those things could be crammed into the back of an Osprey?
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 10:12:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By macpherson:
Yep, until that has a LOT more mobility/agility it would just be a target for everything the enemy can throw at it. Small mobile infantry type suits or exoskeletons that can allow an individual soldier to climb any terrain quickly and carry crew served weapons, that would be a game changer.
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You are right, but look at technology. This stuff will be reality sooner than we think. I bet 20-30 years. Probably less. The Google dog robots are scary enough.

https://youtu.be/_luhn7TLfWU

Link Posted: 12/19/2016 10:14:49 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Patriot328:


One step closer to Gipsy Danger

http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/12/123441/3182067-pacific-rim-robot.jpg
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That was my first thought as well.  Heck yeah.  
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 10:20:36 AM EST
Wouldn't one Carl Gustav to the face fuck that thing up?
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 10:28:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By cwm1150:
That has potential on the battlefield
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Is there really a place for a bipedal weapon on the battlefield? Even if you could get it nimble enough to move quickly around and over obstacles legs seem to be an easily exploitable weakness.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 10:29:30 AM EST
Wonder how long until we see them on the battlefield
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 10:30:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Slimjim:
I'm surprised it was south korea, not japan to be the first to get to this level of mech technology.
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They came in First place in the world wide DARPA robot competition not too long ago. Big money Win.

Link Posted: 12/19/2016 10:32:22 AM EST
That piece of junk has nothing on this

Link Posted: 12/19/2016 10:32:43 AM EST
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Originally Posted By dillehayd:
Can it carry a GAU-8?
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Needs a PPC
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 10:33:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/19/2016 10:34:58 AM EST by MurdocUSA]
Now, develop these a bit more and weaponize them and you got something that could absolutely terrorize the battlefield.

https://youtu.be/_luhn7TLfWU


https://youtu.be/chPanW0QWhA
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 10:36:03 AM EST
Boston Dynamics is quietly laughing it's ass off.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 10:46:56 AM EST
If they have made this public it makes you wonder what the technology really is like.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 11:28:52 AM EST
If it only mimics man then it has limitations.

Once someone perfects a "real" bot that can replace man China will steal the tech.
Once the reverse engineer it and mass produce them and put it into every factory
what will their people do?
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 11:34:04 AM EST
Soon.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 11:39:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/19/2016 11:41:11 AM EST by Sirveaux]
Meanwhile Ten years ago, in Alaska:



ETA: Also, from 1965-1966:



Link Posted: 12/19/2016 11:46:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 11:47:11 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MurdocUSA:

Is there really a place for a bipedal weapon on the battlefield? Even if you could get it nimble enough to move quickly around and over obstacles legs seem to be an easily exploitable weakness.
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That thing would draw fire from anyone that could range on it. Sucks for the infantry guys around it.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 11:47:30 AM EST
Needs a graphene battery power supply, hand held rpg proof shield, m134 in a drop leg holster, and a giant fuck you sword.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 11:49:36 AM EST
Meh...I'll be impressed when we get this.

Link Posted: 12/19/2016 11:53:47 AM EST
Is it self powered and structurally capable of being fitted with weapons and armor?  

Didn't think so.

Cool toy, bro
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 11:56:48 AM EST
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Originally Posted By TheTallest:
Meh...I'll be impressed when we get this.

http://orig13.deviantart.net/492a/f/2014/090/4/a/mech_by_alex_ichim-d7bq393.jpg
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Why? So you can sit in the back of the battlefield and launch LRM's while I paint the target and ask for help?

All my time on Mech Warrior Online is finally paying off.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 12:07:26 PM EST


That was claymation at it's absolute finest.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 12:10:57 PM EST
Why does anyone need a .50 caliber rifle or armor piercing ammo?
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 12:14:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Mal_means_bad:
That works a lot better than I expected it to.  Still tethered to a separate power supply though.  
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It could easily be adapted to use a Diesel engine, and probably gain efficiency if you built in a series of clutches and mechanisms to convert the direction of rotational motion.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 12:20:02 PM EST
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I am ready for my Titan...
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