He built a monster machine! – Guinness World Records
Jonathan Tippett, from Vancouver, Canada, has always been fascinated by the dynamic between humans and machines.
This is what led him to design and build the world’s largest tetrapod exo-skeleton, which he named PROSTHESIS.
PROSTHESIS measures 3.96 m (12 ft 11 in) tall, 5.1 m (16 ft 8 in) long and 5.51 m (18 ft 1 in) wide.
The exo-skeleton’s body and legs are made from 1,600 kg (3,527 lb) of Chromoly steel tubing, a high-performance material typically used in aerospace and racing car industry.
The machine can’t operate without a pilot (person) inside, connecting the high-power hydraulics to the highly sensitive control system in the exo-frame.
“I wanted to build a machine that celebrated the age-old pursuit of physical mastery and human skill. I combined it with modern technology to create an entirely new sport. It will pit pilot against pilot in massive, agile, high-powered, all electric, off-road running machines.” – Jonathan Tippett