Remember Gundam? Korean company Hankook Mirae recently debuted its real-life mech that looks as if it were created from the pixels of the classic game series. Its designer, Hollywood SFX man Vitaly Bulgarov, recently unveiled its impressive new ability: walking.
Standing 13-feet-tall and tipping the scales at over a ton, the machine houses a man-sized pilot capable of maneuvering the mammoth device over short distances. Currently without a portable power source, the machine is limited to a few steps, but Bulgarov hopes that one day his mech can aid rescuers on missions in extreme conditions. In the short-term, Bulgarov aims to develop a tethered platform for industrial applications, but the future could see a larger, wheeled base that acts as a trailer for the bulky power source.
For now though, it’s just a amazing machine capable of not much more than looking bad-ass.
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Published January 2, 2017 — 23:01 UTC