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In Photos: 1.5-Ton Humanoid 'Robot'

Hands-on

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(Image credit: Courtesy Vitaly Bulgarov)

A close-up of the purported robot's finger. Bulgarov said the robot could be helpful for industrial uses and that more footage would be released in 2017. He would name only the company's CEO, a man named Lim Hyun Kuk. A domain name linked to the company, hankookmirae (Korean Future) was registered by a person of that name in February 2016.

Split foot

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(Image credit: Courtesy Vitaly Bulgarov)

An image released by Bulgarov showing what he said is an older model of the robot's foot. Roboticists contacted by Live Science said that the robot's movements looked remarkably smooth for a machine of this size. Bulgarov said that dampers in the foot explain the lack of jolting.

Older Leg

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This image shows an older version of the robot's leg, according to Bulgarov.

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Older prototype

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Vitaly Bulgarov, in green, poses with three other people in front of a robotic prototype in this image, first posted on his Facebook page in 2015. Bulgarov said that this is an earlier version of the manned robot in new videos he posted this week.

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