This Gigantic 'Running Robot' Speeds Silently at 20 Miles/Hour!

Admin | Published 2017-01-07 12:10

The large robotic exoskeleton will soon be sprinting across Nevada desert in a top speed of 20 miles per hour.

The human-controlled robot uses its bionic mechanical arm to propel itself forward in terrifying speeds. Jonathan Tippett created the 14-ft Prosthesis robot which can be controlled by a human pilot. The pilot stays in the designated seat at the center of the exoskeleton. The robot can be controlled by the pilot using arm movements.

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"It acts as kind of a suit, more than even a robot," said Kristin Howard, one of the exhibitors at CES 2017 in Las Vegas to DailyMail.

Prosthesis robot uses electro-hydraulics with direct haptic feedback to generate motion.

The 96V x 20kWh lithium ion battery allows the robot to run for 30 minutes to 2 hours at a time. "It’s very silent - When it walks, you don’t really hear it," Kristin emphasized. That power supports the robot with its massive size of 4.2 meters tall, 5 meter wide and a mass of 3500 kilograms. "This is the sport of the future. This is the exo-bionic racing league," Kristin added. "Imagine a stadium with obstacles, challenges and head to head competition, not with cars or trucks, but with giant, human piloted mechs," according to the Prosthesis website. The exhibitors categorize the robot as a sports robot despite its potential for practical purposes like a multi-terrain messenger or a racing ambulance. This can work alongside the recent emergency drone ambulance that will be out in 2020. The robot is not yet available for sale. [embed width=550][/embed] Source: See: Stupefying Video Of Real Pacific Rim-Looking Robot Mimicking Its Pilot’s Moves!  
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