This latest model was completed at the end of last year with the help of conceptual designer Vitaly Bulgarov. Its sci-fi appearance is no accident, as Bulgarov’s previous projects include the films Transformers 4 and Terminator: Genisys.
Method-2 currently obeys the commands of a human pilot, who sits inside and controls the mech using hand gestures and a pair of joysticks. Despite its size, the bot is surprisingly supple. Its articulated hand and finger joints should one day allow it to carry out precise movements. Currently, the 1.3-tonne machine has to be tethered to a power supply, but there are already plans to take it into real-world scenarios such as disaster relief and cargo handling in the next few years.