Prosthesis is the world’s first human-controlled racing robot and the beginning of the Anti-Robot Revolution. Watch the videos…
Local Vancouver artist, Dallyn Rule is producing a stunning depiction of Prosthesis in its future race setting.
The first step to making a giant walking machine, is to make a prototype leg. The Alpha Leg. This is the story of that prototype and where it will lead us.
Prosthesis is all about pushing the boundaries of the imagination. At its heart, Prosthesis is an educational, art research project aimed at inspiring the next generation of engineers, artists and mad-scientists by learning through doing. In its first 3 years of development, over 65 engineering students have contributed to the project.
Prosthesis is being built by humans for humans. It may be a high-tech racing machine, but it is really all about the experience of piloting it. Having no automated controls, its performance is entirely dependent on the person strapped into the cockpit. Piloting Prosthesis will not be easy. It will take focus, skill, and athleticism. Think of it as a roller coaster where you make up the track as you go!
If this campaign is a success, we hope to one day see a whole league of racing anti-robots take shape!
We may not be the first to think of this, but we’re the first to try and make one for real. People have been dreaming of huge, powerful “mech suits” for generations. Just ask visual effects legend Phil Tippett (no relation to project lead Jonathan Tippett) who has been making giant walking beasts on the silver screen for decades.