… is this walker real or is it just a clever marketing gimmick?
After an hour of digging on the internet: not one science or robotics publication is linking to this project, there are no links out to the firm that’s supposedly building it, and no one (beyond the video game designer) that shows up in photos has been identified. It has none of the hallmarks that an engineering achievement would normally have. Nothing tells me that it’s anything beyond a nice piece of viral marketing… which begs the question: what game or movie franchise is being sold here?
If you have evidence that this is actually a thing and not marketing, I’d love to see it. If it’s real, it’s a game changer – but I seriously doubt it exists outside of a computer.
Take a good look at Bulgarov’s footage and images – what do you think?
Addition after publication: check out this article from Live Science.