Fans of mechanical racing will love this “Transformers-sized” racer. Made by Furrion Robotics, Prosthesis embarks as the world’s first exo-bionic mech. It stands about 14-feet tall, 16-feet wide, and weighs more than 8,000 pounds. By the way, it’s electric powered. Impressive feats for its size and weight, Prothesis can run at 21 mph, jump 10 feet high in the air, and run for two hours on a single charge.
Debuting at CES2017 Furrion's Prosthesis stands at nearly 14 feet tall, 16 feet wide, weighs more than 8,000 pounds, and is electric powered.
The design is unique in that Prosthesis is built for the pilot, based on a responsive, stable and powerful exo-bionic platform that amplifies the motions of the pilot. This is said to be a departure from conventional, human scale exo-bionic technology. The mechanism integrates off-road racing with industrial motion control to produce a novel variety of human-piloted machine.
Touted as the first competitor in mech racing, Prothesis’ skeleton is made of chromoly steel, a high-performance alloy used in sports and aerospace. Durable and agile, it is capable of traversing any terrain.
Furrion Robotics' Jonathan Tippett demonstrates Prosthesis
Not quite ready for mainstream racing, the next step involves finalizing the digital interface dashboard and exo-bionic control frame for a racing debut in the spring . It will also be outfitted with Furrion's Vision S observation camera systems for safety and a secondary vantage point.
For those of you at CES2017, you have a couple more days to see this monster mech racer, located at the Furrion booth, South Hall #31269. It’s starting to snow here in NY and I would love to take this puppy out for a spin. ~MD