Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Tests Giant Robot Suit
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tested a giant robot suit at the company’s MARS conference on Sunday.
AMAZON CEO JEFF BEZOS WEARS GIANT ROBOT SUIT
The conference’s focus is on Machine-learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space, hence the name MARS. “Why do I feel so much like Sigourney Weaver,” joked Bezos, referring to the actress’ character in Alien.
I just got to pilot an awesome (and huge) robot thanks to Hankook Mirae Technology. Nice! #MARS2017 pic.twitter.com/MvN6ghEYFi
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) March 20, 2017
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The robot suit was designed by South Korean company Hankook Mirae Technology and stood just shy of 14 feet. Bezos was able to get the robot’s arms to move synchronously with his own inside the suit.
@JeffBezos “Why do I feel so much like #sigourneyweaver ?” @amazon #MARS2017 #openpodbaydoors ?? pic.twitter.com/HRRzmQtZbh
— Caleb Harper (@calebgrowsfood) March 20, 2017
“Everything we have been learning so far on this robot can be applied to solve real-world problems,” said the robot’s designer, Vitaly Bulgarov. The suit is called the Method-2, and was designed to enter places where it would be unsafe for a human to go. It is seen as a test for building robots of various shapes and sizes in the future.
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