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Information on the MARS conference itself—that’s Machine learning, home Automation, Robotics, and Space exploration—is a bit scant, although it has been reported in the past as an “exclusive, invite-only conference” that had “celebrities and lightsabers.” From clips and stories posted online, it seems like something akin to a fancy CES for aerospace and tech VIPs.
In the below clip, which was posted by Twitter user @calebgrowsfood and comes via The Verge, Bezos shows off what this beast of a bot can do. Which it turns out is essentially upper-body jazzercise moves. (And left, and right, and left and right, and kick, and now TAKE OVER THE WORLD AND DUMP HUMANITY INTO THE VOLCANOES.)
— Caleb Harper (@calebgrowsfood) March 20, 2017
The massive mech that weighs in at 1.5 tons (about 3,300 pounds), is the creation of the South Korean tech company, Hankook Mirae Technology. It’s been dubbed the Method-2, was designed by concept artist Vitaly Bulgarov (who’s worked on films such as the upcoming live-action
In the video below employees at Hankook Mirae show off the Method-2’s moves. Note how the arm movements of the mech are mimicked by its pilot, and how easily those big Crossfit-ish robo-legs could squash Xenomorphs:
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