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(Wired)   Wired magazine debuts its 9.5-foot tall, 400-pound walking mech for Comic Con. You have 20 seconds to comply   (wired.com) divider line 76
    More: Cool, Comic Con, giant robots, Wired magazine, Adam Savage, san diego comic con, Sting  
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2013-07-20 08:31:58 PM  

Evil High Priest: Plant Rights Activist: looks like it has enough ammo for ~ 20 shots max.

Are its knees too sharp?


I'd hope it has sharp knees cause you sure ain't going to be shooting for very long in that thing!
 
2013-07-20 08:48:39 PM  

Yakk: I wonder how long until the military has remote control walking mechs?


Not long now, if you look at what companies like Boston Dynamics are working on.

ATLAS

LS3 / Big Dog
 
2013-07-20 09:03:24 PM  
It's no Guges but it's pretty cool
 
2013-07-20 09:10:39 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: I was impressed until I saw that there's actually an operator inside of it. Meh


We all know that you have never made, done, said, or thought of anything as cool as that.

No one even appreciates your trolling... you aren't adept enough to make it funny or entertaining.

You know what that makes you?

A disappointment.
 
2013-07-20 09:39:12 PM  
Adam Savage was so visibly excited in the video, his nipples were poking thru his tee-shirt. We're probably lucky they didn't frame him in a long shot.
Been said already, the smaller arms are worn by the human operator and the pantographs connect the small arm motion to the large arms. I'm betting the large arms are a lot lighter than they look, mostly skinned foam, and counter-balanced to the skeletal frame somehow. The frame I think is probably the heaviest component. Air tanks that were mentioned could be fake, or they could be powering the head and other small bits, I'm guessing a second operator is using RC to operate the head and lights, and do the voice work, which is common for typical mall robot ops. By bing able to observe at a distance, the second operator with the walkie-talkie and head effects can imitate a higher level of situational awareness than the operator in the suit can.
 
2013-07-20 09:42:19 PM  

weltallica: Meanwhile, at Comic-con...

[i.imgur.com image 563x800]

Yeah yeah;"isolated incident", "Boys will be boys", "What do you expect"....


It's disrespectful and definitely not a compliment....
Now saying that I'd like to go down on you...THAT'S a compliment.....
 
2013-07-20 09:45:34 PM  

Yakk: I wonder how long until the military has remote control walking mechs?


now
 
2013-07-20 09:45:55 PM  
OK, Wired, you finally impressed me after all these years.

/had a short article published in one of its early issues, circa 1993.  The editing made me wish I done it anonymously
 
2013-07-20 09:57:12 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: looks like it has enough ammo for ~ 20 shots max.


Gonna stand in front of it? If is was hostile 20 shots is 20 shots. I'd be running like a bastard till it was out of ammo...... then I'd take a 5 second break and run some more.

I would love to see them adapt that into something actually combat capable. It is likely plastic and hobby parts.
 
2013-07-20 10:06:09 PM  
That's awesome. My inner six year old is running around in circles with joy, dreaming of growing up to be a mech pilot.
 
2013-07-20 10:18:25 PM  
I concur
 
2013-07-20 10:38:22 PM  

Boojum2k: Elegy: What the hell is powering that thing? It don't see a tether, which probably means it has an effective run time of 20 minutes.

/undeniably cool though

From what I've read, it's mainly muscle powered.


There's a guy inside that? It's even more awesome than I first thought.
 
2013-07-20 10:38:27 PM  

JohnnyC: No one even appreciates your trolling... you aren't adept enough to make it funny or entertaining.

You know what that makes you?

A disappointment.


You know what calling someone a troll for expressing an opinion makes you?
 
2013-07-20 10:49:19 PM  
Someone ripped off Skeletonics from a few years ago  www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5wqDWEaPFA farm6.static.flickr.com
 
2013-07-20 11:25:37 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: I was impressed until I saw that there's actually an operator inside of it. Meh


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2013-07-20 11:34:28 PM  

Revek: Adams nipples are hard.


I didn't think it got that cold in San Diego, especially mid-July. He's rivaling Tanning Mom in the headlight department.
 
2013-07-20 11:37:19 PM  
Ahh, crap, who invited the Nova Cat Elemental?

Well, it was nice knowing you, Inner Sphere.


i93.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-20 11:49:10 PM  
Reminds me of the Appleseed mech armour.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-21 12:14:00 AM  
 
2013-07-21 03:18:30 AM  
Awesomo 3000 thinks this is weak. As for me I'm furiously searching for someone to TAKE MY MONEY!
 
2013-07-21 05:57:21 AM  

jtown: Magazines are still a thing?  Yesterday, it was radio stations, now it's print media.  .


Yeah, stupid print media.
If only they had an online presence as old as the World Wide Web including a website with millions of monthly visitors, Wired might still be a thing.

Tomorrow we'll have an article about newspapers.

Probably not, but there will definitely be a shiatload of articles from newspapers.
What is it with Farkers biatching about print media recently, and acting like everything originating in a magazine or newspaper is somehow less valid, relevant or interesting? It was in every Rolling Stone thread too.
 
2013-07-21 06:12:56 AM  

Dansker: What is it with Farkers biatching about print media recently, and acting like everything originating in a magazine or newspaper is somehow less valid, relevant or interesting? It was in every Rolling Stone thread too.


Internet Agers too cool for school, and mistaking format for content.
 
2013-07-21 11:39:10 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: JohnnyC: No one even appreciates your trolling... you aren't adept enough to make it funny or entertaining.

You know what that makes you?

A disappointment.

You know what calling someone a troll for expressing an opinion makes you?


It makes him one of many who wasted their time reading your drivel.
 
2013-07-21 01:28:24 PM  
I was working on a giant robot for Comic Con about 3 years back, but couldn't get the funding to finish it. Glad someone finally did one.
 
2013-07-22 01:38:53 AM  

Don't Lag Me Bro: Reminds me of the Appleseed mech armour.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x539]


Yup. Guges armor. Shirow's mecha designs are setup with 4 arms like that, and the calves are large to accommodate the users legs.

I'd like 2 please.
 
2013-07-22 03:48:00 AM  
Badass.
 
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