'Prosthesis' Is A Real Mech You Can Climb Inside Of And Stomp Around In

Alright, so I want to stomp around in a giant, mechanised exo-skeleton as much as the next person. And while Furrion's "Prosthesis", a self-described "exo-bionic mobility platform" looks the goods and appears to work as advertised, I believe the company's attempt to get a racing league of these things up and running is, well, misguided.

Not sure what I mean? Just watch the video. Skip past the first 23 seconds. Trust me on this.

Firstly, credit where credit is due. Prosthesis is a real mech that someone can climb into and clomp around in. It could be lots of fun. Where it all goes wrong is when Furrion decides to pitch it as a racing machine when, clearly, it's not.

The switch to CG at the end doesn't help its case either.

Image: Furrion / YouTube

I think some of the video's comments say it best. For example:

I kept waiting for it to get faster, and overwhelm me with excitement. It did the exact opposite.

And:

I think you forgot to put the racing part in it.

Maybe Furrion can add some roller skates with the next model?

[Furrion]


Comments

    Holy shit that was boring to watch...who the hell would watch a race between something they can walk faster than?!

    Put some pant ball cannons on it and have a small team act vanguard, with the mech as the command unit.
    That way the teams have to attack the enemy command unit while defending their own.
    That I would watch.

    If they went with a 6 leg design it could move a crapload faster and would be relatively stable for the pilot. That design is crap with a ridiculous center of gravity movement.

      Dude yeah, pointless inefficiency at it's finest.

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