Prosthesis: The Anti-Robot

Prosthesis (www.anti-robot.com) is an independent art research project by artist, engineer and Industrialus founder (www.industrialus.com) Jonathan Tippett. It is being built in the eatART Laboratory (www.eatART.org) in Vancouver, BC.
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New pilot glove grips the controls. This glove will be part of an custom pilot suit that is being designed and hand made by garment designer and master pattern maker Aaron Olsen.

New pilot glove grips the controls. This glove will be part of an custom pilot suit that is being designed and hand made by garment designer and master pattern maker Aaron Olsen.

First Human piloting of the Alpha Leg. Its's a bumpy ride, but this machine is going to work!

First Human piloting of the Alpha Leg. Its's a bumpy ride, but this machine is going to work!

The cockpit awaits.

A pilot's training seat in the Alpha Leg (Photo: Anti-Robot)

Interface parts, fresh out of the powder coating oven.

Interface parts, fresh out of the powder coating oven.

Two toes with heavy duty tread attachment points welded on. Sweet beads.

Two toes with heavy duty tread attachment points welded on.

Hydraulic tendons, tensioned and ready to pounce.

Hydraulic tendons, tensioned and ready to pounce.

Proto-control box. The brains behind the power.

The brains behind the power.

Knee pump. Max pressure 3200psi. Bled, pressure tested and ready for action. This will be a 12kW thigh.

Max pressure Bled, pressure tested and ready for action. This will be a thigh.

The Gauntlet nears completion.

The Gauntlet nears completion.

Like dragon eggs waiting to hatch, the motors are ready to unleash untold power and fury! They are being incubated in the minds of the engineering team building the systems to power and control them...brace yourself.

Like dragon eggs waiting to hatch, the motors are ready to unleash untold power and fury! They are being incubated in the minds of the engineering team building the systems to power and control them.brace yourself.

Sexy is: 12.5kWhr x 72VDC lithium ion (LiFePO4) battery - twin 450A DC motor controllers - twin 12kW DC motors - twin 4000psi pumps - twin dynamically adaptive fluid reservoirs  - high efficiency/high flow hydraulic radiator.

Sexy is: x lithium ion battery - twin DC motor controllers - twin DC motors - twin pumps - twin dynamically adaptive fluid reservoirs - high efficiency/high flow hydraulic radiator.

Prosthesis in its "ready stance". Thanks to SolidWorks and Lenovo for sponsoring this project with killer hardware and software. Stay tuned for some serious engineering-porn...

Prosthesis in its "ready stance". Thanks to SolidWorks and Lenovo for sponsoring this project with killer hardware and software. Stay tuned for some serious engineering-porn.

Sweet beads were laid this weekend. Building the new exo-frame one drop at a time.

Sweet beads were laid this weekend. Building the new exo-frame one drop at a time.

A face only an engineer could love. (the sealing face of a cartridge valve that is)

A face only an engineer could love. (the sealing face of a cartridge valve that is)

Oh, what power flows from small holes.

Oh, what power flows from small holes.

The Proto-exo-frame ready to begin right arm training.

The Proto-exo-frame ready to begin right arm training.

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