This new sport will pit pilot against pilot in massive, agile, high-powered, all electric, off-road running machines. These "racing mechs" will have no autonomy or gyro-stabilization. They will rely entirely on the skill and training of the pilots inside them to move. This vision is the culmination of more than a decade of work by creator Jonathan Tippett and his huge team of volunteers at the eatART Foundation.
With extensive support from academic partners like The University of British Columbia and countless industry supporters, Tippett and his team were finally able to complete Prosthesis in partnership with Furrion, a global technology leader in early 2017. This partnership has lead to the formation of Furrion Robotics, which will continue to develop the technology and build the new sport of mech racing.
- Mass: 3500kg
- Height: 4.2m
- Width: 5m
- Length: 3m
- Top speed: 30km/h
- Run time: 30-120min
- Power plant: 96V x 20kWh lithium ion battery
- Peak output: 170kW (225hp)
- Motion system: 100% human controlled, electro-hydraulics with direct haptic feedback.
- Suspension system: 50cm travel, custom engineered air and coil over shocks
Prosthesis was built for the pilot. The primary objective of the project was the creation of a responsive, stable and powerful exo-bionic platform that amplifies the motions of of a human pilot. Prosthesis is a sports machine and requires a trained athlete to operate.
Prosthesis was developed in the Lab, but designed and built for the real world. With massive suspension travel and a trained human pilot at the controls, Prosthesis will be capable of tackling any terrain at top speed.
Prosthesis marks the inception of a new, large scale exo-bionic technology platform. We believe the future belongs to high power, compact mobile electric power systems and we are committed to being leaders in the field.