Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Really Enjoyed Operating a Giant Robot

Cesar Mills
March 21, 2017

If you think comic book characters aren't real, then you haven't been paying attention to many Silicon Valley billionaires lately.

There are few people in the world who are worth more than Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

The mech, called Method-2, isn't Besos's own personal Warsuit, allegedly, but instead comes from Korean company Hankook Mirae Technology. He was referring to a suit the actor wore in the 1986 movie Aliens. "Why do I feel so much like Sigourney Weaver?" he asked during the demonstration, while furiously flailing his new robotic limbs.

"When I look at the bulk of the leg - say, above the ankle - it still stops its downward motion extremely quickly (I think within a frame of the video)", Hubicki told Live Science.

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The Machine-Learning Automation, Robotics & Space Exploration conference, MARS for short, is a private tech conference held annually by Amazon, and is attended by experts in the fields of artificial intelligence, space exploration, and robotics.

It's still unclear what Method-2's goal is on Earth, but so far we've seen it move its giant mechanical arms and take a couple of unimpressive steps.

There has been speculation as to whether the robot can actually walk and is fully functional, but a report from phys.org from December said the manned Method-2 robot had taken its first steps.

Vitaly Bulgarov, one of the designers working with Hankook Mirae on Method-2, designed robots for the film Ghost in the Shell and the 2018 anime adaptation Battle Angel Alita.

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