- The Furrion Prosthesis exosuit is a four-ton, human-powered mech suit that looks like something out of science fiction.
- Its creator, Jonathan Tippett, spent nearly 15 years perfecting its design.
- He sees “mech racing” as the high-octane, low-carbon sport of the future. And now he’s invited people to train to become “mech pilots” at his ranch outside Vancouver.
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If you’re a fan of science-fiction, you’ve probably seen something like the Furrion Prosthesis before.
Characters in films from “Aliens” to “Avatar” have been strapping into walking, human-powered exoskeletons for decades.
And now Jonathan Tippett, a Canadian artist and inventor, says he has perfected his real-life “mech.”
“We wanted to create an experience for the human pilot. The whole project started as creating a new human experience,” Tippett told Business Insider…