Vitaly Bulgarov, the man whose mind-boggling robot designs have been featured in a plethora of recent sci-fi movies, including Terminator Genisys, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Robocop, as well as World of Warcraft and Starcraft video games, is now working with Korea Future Technology to create an enormous mech-suit robot that could help with Fukushima cleanup.
Towering over 13 feet in height, Method-1 is envisioned as a futuristic mech-suit with flexible, mobile limbs. The glass-lined cockpit is equipped with a pair of highly-advanced arm controls, which are used by the pilot to direct the movements of the robotic arms. According to the Moldovan-American designer, the contraption is also capable of walking, both in the forward and reverse directions.
At present, however, it is powered by an external energy source connected by means of a power cable. To prevent damage due to falling, the robot is also secured to a moving, roof-mounted girder. As pointed out by the developers, Method-1 could find use in a variety of industrial indoor setups, where tethering it won’t be a problem.
What’s more, it could be employed in the cleanup of the radioactive mess inside Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
To learn more about the robot and other designs by Vitaly Bulgarov, head over to his official website.