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This is Jeff Bezos riding a giant robot

This is Jeff Bezos riding a giant robot

If you think comic book characters aren't real, then you haven't been paying attention to many Silicon Valley billionaires lately.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos looked like a kid in a candy store while operating a giant robot at the MARS conference on Monday.

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The Machine-Learning Automation, Robotics & Space Exploration conference, MARS for short, is a private tech conference held annually by Amazon, and is attended by experts in the fields of artificial intelligence, space exploration, and robotics.

Hankook Mirae Technology, which created the 13-foot, 1.6-ton Method-2 roboexoskeleton that Bezos is piloting, is a South Korean robotics company.

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Developed in a laboratory near Seoul, Method-2 is a collaboration between Hankook Mirae's engineers and Vitaly Bulgarov, the designer famous for Hollywood robot creations in films like the live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell, Terminator, Transformers 4: Age of Extinction and RoboCop.

The comparison wasn't lost on Bezos, who asked the conference crowd, "Why do I feel so much like Sigourney Weaver?". Elon Musk is trying to get to Mars.

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As the Verge points out, this particular robot, the Method-2, has been the source of plenty of speculation about whether it's a fake. Bezos says in a video clip captured by MIT's food of the future researcher Caleb Harper, one of the lucky attendees, as he tests swinging the robot suit's arms around. (This article from Live Science last December lays out the case.) Certainly we've only seen the bot move its arms and take a few shaky steps, but as this footage shows, the thing itself is very real.


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