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This Fully Functional 9,000 Pound Mech Suit Looks Absolutely Amazing

Mayukh Bari23 August 2020 9:50PM IST
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Engineering firm Furrion has built a massive 9,000 pound four-legged mech suit called 'Prosthesis'. The monstrosity will remind you of famous sci-fi movie 'Pacific Rim'. Co-founder of the company and chief test pilot Jonathan Tippett said,

It's basically a cross between a trophy truck, an excavator, and a dinosaur. We ended up with four legs because the pilot has four limbs, and the machine has the wide stable form factor that it has so that it’s easy to balance.

The flagship mech suit has four enormous legs and it can even pick up cars. To make Prosthesis move, the pilot has to move both their arms and legs. That movement then gets translated and amplified to the four massive limbs.

The company even started a campaign on Kickstarter, asking enthusiasts if they'd like to help them build a global racing league where competitors will face complex technical obstacle courses, wearing giant powered mech suits. "That's what makes it a sport" reads their Kickstarter page.

From that campaign the company have their first professional "mech sports" athlete. Cassie Hawrysh, a Canadian headfirst ice sledding champion, learned how to control the beast over a three-day training session.

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