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Im Inneren eines riesigen mechanisch laufenden Anzugs

Der Fitnessfaktor dürfte mit diesem Wahnsinnsteil nicht sonderlich hoch sein, aber damit zur Arbeit „laufen“ käme schon ganz geil. Konzipiert wurde das Ding für Rennen gegen seinesgleichen.

The machine itself started as an art project for Burning Man. Mechanical engineer, Jonathan Tippett, wanted to build a machine that celebrated human skill and augmented it using technology but still kept a human at the heart. From the original art project, the idea of a racing league or a sports mech evolved when Jonathan started to try and articulate why it was so important to build this machine that was human controlled and that required skill and celebrated the pilot inside.

2006 was the first sketch Jonathan did of the machine and back then, it was very gorilla shaped. For about five or six years, he did sketches and CAD and engineering trying to figure out the mechanics of how to make a machine of that scale. Then around 2010, Jonathan and a team of engineers started building the predecessor to Prosthesis. They called the machine the Alpha Leg.


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