It might resemble the giant exoskeleton as seen in the James Cameron film Avatar, but this terrifying-looking machine of the future is set to become a reality.
A team of Canadian engineers and innovators are working on creating a giant human-controlled walking ‘anti-robot’ called Prosthesis, which is being built ‘by humans, for humans’.
Its performance will be completely dependent on the person strapped into its vast cockpit of the massive metal exoskeleton, who will control it with their body.
PROSTHESIS THE ANTI-ROBOT
The robot could become a reality as soon as 2015 if funds are raised.
It is being built by a team of Canadian engineers and volunteers.
The machine will be driven by a human ‘pilot’ using their limbs to control the metal exoskeleton.
Prosthesis will measure 16 feet (5.4metres) tall and will weigh 7,500lbs (3,400kg).
It is not designed to be a weapon or tool, but a sports machine.
Its designers consider future pilots to be athletes.
The machine will have a top speed of 19mph (30kmph).