Billionaire Jeff Bezos can now tick piloting a massive mechanical robot off of his bucket list.
The beaming technology entrepreneur looked like he was enjoying himself while pictured controlling the futuristic robot suit at a top secret Amazon conference.
Bezos reportedly quipped “Why do I feel so much like Sigourney Weaver?” in reference to the exosuit the actress wore in James Cameron’s 1986 sci-fi classic Aliens.
He shared a photo of him wearing the Method-2 suit on Twitter, with the caption: “I just got to pilot an awesome (and huge) robot thanks to Hankook Mirae Technology. Nice! #MARS2017.”
Photos and clips of the humanoid robot, which is four-metres-tall (13-foot) and weighs 1.5 tons, first surfaced online last year, however sceptics have questioned the authenticity of footage released showing the robot walking.
Bezos was filmed controlling the robot’s arms in the latest footage; however it was attached to some chains and was seemingly unable to actually walk around by itself.
The suit was created by robotics expert Vitaly Bulgarov, a veteran of science fiction blockbusters, for the South Korean technology company.
"Everything we have been learning so far on this robot can be applied to solve real-world problems," the designer previously said on his Facebook page.
Bulgarov has previously worked on film series such as Transformers, Robocop and Terminator.
Hankook Mirae’s specialises in building robots to work in extreme hazardous areas where humans cannot go.
The MARS conference, or Machine Learning Automation, Robotics and Space Exploration, is an invite-only event sponsored by Amazon.
Last year's inaugural event was held at the Parker Palm Springs resort in California and attended by experts in the fields of artificial intelligence, space exploration and robotics, Bloomberg reports.
There were seminars and demos on robotics and AI at the event, with invited guests told: “Many great humans are attending (not to mention some extraordinary robots).”
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