Prosthesis anti-robot running toward $100,000 Indiegogo campaign
It looks like a BattleMech. You know, without the autocannon, particle projector cannon, and long range missiles.
Billed as the "world’s first human controlled racing robot", Prosthesis is being developed by a team led by Vancouver's Jonathan Tippett. He's one of the creators of the Mondo Spider, which you might have seen at a Vancouver Mini Maker Faire or another event.
Anyways, Tippett and his team also call Prosthesis an "anti-robot", because it is piloted by a human. Or, at least it will be, when it's built.
“It's called an 'anti-robot' because it is entirely controlled by a human pilot. It has no autonomy, and no gadgetry or interface," Tippett said in a news release. "Prosthesis is neither a weapon, nor a tool. It is a sports machine, and the pilot is the athlete. It’s Formula One, meets the future.”
This Saturday (November 2), the Prosthesis team will launch an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise $100,000 for their project. Then they're headed to the Engadget Expand conference (November 8 to 10) in New York City with a prototype of the robot's front leg.