Building Prosthesis – The Exo-Bionic Off Road Racing Mech

Speaker: Jonathan Tippett

Prosthesis is a new breed of large-scale, human-piloted, electric powered racing mech. Starting life as an art project exploring how to firmly place humans in control of our new robotic systems, it has matured into ‘The Ultimate Union of Pilot and Machine’ – human controlled, no autonomy, no gyro-stabilization. It is a sports machine and requires an athlete to operate.

Learn about the origin and evolution of the project, the philosophy behind building a robot that relies entirely on the skill and training of the pilots, and get an inside view of how Tippett is using Prosthesis as the basis for the new sport of mech racing.

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. Human excellence and athleticism in a robotic context
  2. Retaining full control over our machines
  3. Designing control systems for large-scale robots
  4. Challenges and obstacles in human-piloted robots
  5. Transforming creative projects into viable businesses

art | human robot interaction | human augmentation | exoskeletons