Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Breaking News
Korean Method-2 Giant Manned Bipedal Robot (GMBR) Exo-Bionic Exoskeleton for Future Warfare: Future Soldier/Warfighter Going ‘Avatar’-Style with Armored, Armed/Weaponized and Camouflaged Variant?

Korean Method-2 Giant Manned Bipedal Robot (GMBR) Exo-Bionic Exoskeleton for Future Warfare: Future Soldier/Warfighter Going ‘Avatar’-Style with Armored, Armed/Weaponized and Camouflaged Variant?

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
or copy the link
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com

Photo(s) Credit: Getty Images and/or Hankook Mirae Technology

December 27, 2016
Last updated on 12/27/16.

First, there was Ripley in the United States Colonial Marines’ Caterpillar P-5000 Powered Work Loader a.k.a. Power Loader fighting the Xenomorph Queen onboard the USS Sulaco in Aliens. Then, there was Hell’s Gate security chief Col. Miles Quaritch fighting fair Na’vi maiden Neytiri in an AMP (Amplified Mobility Platform) suit on Pandora in Avatar. Now, there are a bunch of South Korean guys (engineers, presumbably) at South Korean robotics company Hankook Mirae Technology (HMT) designing and developing the 13-foot-tall, 1.5-ton Method-2 Giant Manned Bipedal Robot (GMBR) exo-bionic exoskeleton, with arms that weigh 286 lbs (pounds) apiece, in the real world, and HMT company chairman Yang Jin-Ho seems pretty excited about it.

Yang’s so excited about it, in fact, that he’s apparently already put about 242 billion won (that’s $200 million) into the program since 2014 to “bring to life what only seemed possible in movies and cartoons”. DefenseReview (DR) appreciates Yang’s and HMT’s enthusiasm and futuristic vision, and we hope the manned robot/exoskeleton  really works.

While the Method-2 is essentially a developmental prototype of the giant bipedal robotic technology, Yang claims the robot will be available for sale in 2017 for about $8.3 million. In theory, the Method robot series should eventually be able to do everything the fictional AMP suit can do, including gunfighting and knife fighting. Now, that would be something. It would of course be nice to see an American-designed-and-developed armed and armored/weaponized (and camouflaged) version at some point for future infantry warfare applications (and just in case we ever have to fight our own Terminator robots in a human versus robot death match), but whatever. At least the South Koreans are U.S. allies and trading partners.

Defense Review’s going to keep an eye on this one.

Company Contact Info:

© Copyright 2016 DefenseReview.com (DR). All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without receiving permission and providing proper credit and appropriate links. If you are reading this article anywhere other than DefenseReview.com, please email us the website address/URL (where the unauthorized DR article reprint is located) at defrev (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you.

Related Articles:

Russian Ratnik-3 (Warrior-3) Infantry Combat System with Exoskeleton to Turn Future Russian Military Infantry Soldier/Warfighters into ‘Supermen’? Let’s Hope Not.

Russian RS-28 Sarmat Satan 2 ‘Super-Nuke’ and ‘object 4202’ Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV): Russia Getting Ready for for World War III (WWIII)?

DryWired Defense NanoArmor Advanced Rifle Plates with Carbon Nanotube Technology: Anti-Rifle Ballistic Hard Armor (Nanocomposite Armor) with ‘Almost No Backface Deformation Signature’! (Video!)

Will TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit)-Outfitted Future Soldiers Get Lightweight Abalone Shell-Based Flexible Scalar Biomimetic Metal Foam, Carbyne (Linear Acetylenic Carbon) and/or Multilayer Graphene Ballistic Armor Composites?

Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) + FlyBoard Air Ducted-Fan Hoverboard = Flying Super Soldiers: Future Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Assaulters/Operators to Fly Themselves to the Target in Exo-Armor ‘Iron Man’-Type Combat Suits?

Rise of the Robot Soldier and Squad X Core Technologies (SXCT): ‘Terminator’-Like Artificially-Intelligent (AI) Cybersoldiers and Drone and Boat Swarms to Augment Infantry Warfighters with Total, Multi-Perspective 3D Battlefield Awareness, or just Kill all of Us?

Will AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Super-Intelligent Robot Soldiers Save Us, or Kill Us?

B-TEMIA/Revision Military Prowler Human Augmentation System (HAS): Combat Exoskeleton Makes the Future Soldier Stronger, Faster, Better

Lockheed Martin HULC (Human Universal Load Carrier) Anthropomorphic Robotic Exoskeleton for Future Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Warfare at SOFIC 2012 (Video!)

Super Soldiers of the Future: Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton (BLEEX).

Spinel Transparent Aluminum Armor (Body/Facial Armor and Vehicle Armor) and Optics for Future Soldiers/Warfighters!

Prox Dynamics PD-100 BLACK HORNET PRS (Personal Reconnaissance System) Micro Helicopter Drone: Palm-Sized ‘Nano UAS’ Provides Cargo Pocket ISR Capability for Infantry Recon Ops! (Video!)

New Laser Weapons Coming to a Drone Near You: General Atomics Predator-C Avenger Getting 150-Kilowatt Laser Weapon, and Rheinmetall Defence Developing 80-Kilowatt Gatling Laser!

FLIR Systems/DJI Zenmuse XT Stabilized and Gimbaled Thermal/IR (Infrared) Camera Going on DJI Inspire 1 and Matrice M100 Quadcopter/Quadrotor Mini-UAS/UAV/Drone Aircraft Platforms for Security and Surveillance Operations: Sees Through Smoke and Fog!

Chinese Develop New ‘Ultra-Thin’, Lightweight ‘Tunable’ UHF Microwave Radar-Absorbing Stealth Material Cloaking Technology for Manned and Unmanned Combat Aircraft and Warships

New ‘Illusion Coating’ Adaptive Camouflage/Cloaking Tech Makes its Debut

Chinese Military Developing ‘Invisibility Cloak’: Multispectral Adaptive Camouflage/Visual Cloaking Technology for Future Chinese Fighter Aircraft and Vehicles and Future Warfare?

DR Exclusive Interview!: HyperStealth Quantum Stealth (QS) Light-Bending Passive Adaptive Camouflage (Camo)/Visual Cloaking Technology for the 21st Century Future Soldier/Warfighter: Beyond SMARTCAMO Color-Changing Hybrid Camouflage, Beyond Fictional Alien Predator’s Active Electro-Optical Camouflage/Invisibility Cloaking Tech!

U.S. Air Force Seeking Laser Weapons for Fighter Aircraft: Air-to-Air Combat Laser Cannon Cometh?

Northrop Grumman TouchTable + Zebra Imaging 3D Digital Holographic (Digital Hologram) Technology + Interactive Wall Tech = Better Warfare Ops

Korean Method-2 Giant Manned Bipedal Robot (GMBR) Exo-Bionic Exoskeleton for Future Warfare: Future Soldier/Warfighter Going ‘Avatar’-Style with Armored, Armed/Weaponized and Camouflaged Variant? by
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
or copy the link

About David Crane

David Crane started publishing online in 2001. Since that time, governments, military organizations, Special Operators (i.e. professional trigger pullers), agencies, and civilian tactical shooters the world over have come to depend on Defense Review as the authoritative source of news and information on "the latest and greatest" in the field of military defense and tactical technology and hardware, including tactical firearms, ammunition, equipment, gear, and training.