That’s not a robot – THIS is a robot: The Furrion Prosthesis

Honestly, this thing is enormous, and it's hard to image how it was conceived!

Its 4.2 metres tall, 5 metres wide, weighs 3,500kg has a top speed of 30km/h. But what is it? Well if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes and someone told me about it I’d think they had a drug problem. It’s called “Prosthesis” – a racing robot coming to a stadium near you.


A human controls the mammoth exo-bionic contraption by climbing in and strapping themselves into the control harness. Arms and legs are used to make the entire battery powered machine literally walk along all kinds of landscape, it’s so big and powerful it can jump cars.


The human piloted machine runs off electro-hydraulics with direct haptic feedback. The suspension has 50cm of travel and custom engineered air and coil over shocks.

So what on earth can this machine be used for, Furrion believe this is the future of “Mech Racing”. They envision a stadium full of obstacles, challenges and head to head clashes. Whatever the case this was one of the more amazing exhibits here at CES.


We very much look forward to the Exo-Bionic Racing League!


Chris works at Australia's leading radio station 2GB. He's worked on three radio Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012. Deep down Chris harbours ambitions to one day sit behind the microphone himself. Aside from radio his other great passion is the motor car. Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers. Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney's North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company.
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