Life-sized walking mech built by Korean company | Inquirer Technology

Life-sized walking mech built by Korean company

/ 06:15 PM January 04, 2017

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Some armor plates, a giant machine gun, and all that’s missing is an alien planet populated by giant cat people who worship Eiwa. Image Hankook Mirae/Vitaly Bulgarov

A Korean company recently debuted their work-in-progress full-sized walking mech. If anything, it resembles something from a Hollywood science fiction movie.

The company behind this project is called Hankook Mirae and is based in Korea. The mech design on the other hand comes from Hollywood SFX man Vitaly Bulgarov, reports The Next Web.

Hankook Mirae

Image: Hankook Mirae/Vitaly Bulgarov

This 13-foot tall piece of machinery bears a close resemblance to the mechs used in the 3D sci-fi movie ‘Avatar.’ It also appears to have similar control mechanisms for the arms.


Bulgarov envisions this mech to provide heavy-lifting support for rescue missions in extreme conditions. He also sees industrial applications that include a tethered platform. A video below shows the capabilities of the life-sized walking mech.

While there is still a lot of work to be done on the Hankook Mirae mech, one can’t deny that it brings to life just about every boyhood dream of riding giant robots. Alfred Bayle

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TOPICS: Avatar, robotics, Sci-fi
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