Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tested the giant $8 million Method-2 Robot at the MARS conference. Here are five other giant robots Bezos would love to get his hands on, if he hasn’t already.
If you haven’t seen the video of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos testing out the giant $8 million Method-2 Robot at the MARS conference, you need to watch it.
It’s like watching a kid in a candy store.
This got us thinking about other giant robots the world’s fifth richest man would love to get his hands on and ride. There’s a bunch of them, but below are five robots we think Bezos would love to test, if he hasn’t already.
Kuratas Mech Suit
Kuratas is a $1 million mech suit with a BB Gatling gun that fires off 6,000 rounds per minute. It takes cues from your facial expressions and fires off the Gatling gun when you smile at it. Bezos shouldn’t have too difficult a time getting his hands on one as it’s available on Amazon Japan.
Hajime Bipedal Robot
Hajime 43 is a bipedal robot that stands 13 feet tall and weighs more than 600 lbs. Like Method-2, to operate Hajime a human crawls into its belly and uses a “master-slave” control scheme involving a small model replica of the robot.
Megabots Mk. II Fighting Robot
Bezos probably won’t want to be involved in any sort of robot battle, but the Mk. II from Megabots certainly has the wow factor the Amazon CEO is looking for. In the summer of 2015, MegaBots completed construction of the USA’s first giant piloted mech robot, which is a 15 feet tall, weighs 12,000lb and can throw 3-pound objects at speeds of over 130 MPH.
The Mondo Spider was an 8-legged walking robot spider that weighs 1,500lb. The Mondo Spider is a diesel-powered hydraulic walking machine that also had a 3kW solar array. Here’s a video of the Mono Spider at Burning Man 2009.
Mantis Hexapod Robot
The Mantis Hexapod walking robot weighs 4,188 pounds and is more than 9 feet tall. It’s outfitted with a variety of sensors (including force transducers, angle sensors, and an inclinometer) that help it walk. A Linux PC running HexEngine controls the 18 hydraulic actuators in its legs.