Prosthesis Mech Racing
Furrion Exo-Bionics set out to build the world’s largest exoskeleton years ago, and what they came up with? Prosthesis, a robot that weighs 4 tons, stands 4 meters high and is 5 meters wide. These mech-robots are designed purely for racing as they do not have any autonomous hardware installed, but are rather controlled by a single person “sitting” inside them with their limbs. Read more for two videos and additional information.

Once inside, the pilot moves their arms or legs, and the movements are amplified by the mech’s four massive legs. The robot draws power from a lithium-ion battery, enabling it to hit a maximum speed of 30 km/h, while its chromoly steel frame enable it to traverse various terrain in stable fashion. Interested in trying it out? Well, it’ll cost you a pledge of $1,902 USD, and as of now, there are six spots left. More information here.

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  • The main robot, SPIK3R, is over 16” high, 14” long and 15” wide.

The time has come to not only begin training mech pilots but also to continue the development of our technology and the human experience we have created. Mech racing will be a high-powered, zero-emissions sport that is unlike anything we’ve seen before. Learning to pilot a mech is a testament to our innate human drive that moves us to push boundaries and achieve excellence through practice and physical conditioning,” said Jonathan Tippett, Prosthesis inventor, pilot and lead engineer.