Transformers Are Real! ... Well, Sort Of

A few years ago, a neighbor of my parents, a man who owned a construction company, parked a backhoe in his driveway. The surrounding neighbors nearly had a riot over how the machine was lowering the value of their property just by being there. So you can imagine how this guy's neighbors might feel. Carlos Owens of Wasilla, Alaska, a former Army mechanic, had a dream. His dream was to create a giant metal robot that could mirror the movements of its human pilot. Now the "mecha", as he calls it, has become a reality. It has taken him four years and cost approximately $25,000, but just think of all the fun you could have with one of these.
     Posted By: Nethie - Mon Jun 08, 2009
     Category: Inventions | Motor Vehicles | Puppets and Automatons | Robots





Comments
Wow, that robot can see Russia from where it is!
Posted by jswolf19 in Japan on 06/09/09 at 08:39 AM
Damnit, I do not want your fake rolex! I would pay to watch 2 guys in mecha suits have a boxing match though.
Posted by Matt in Florida on 06/09/09 at 09:30 AM
Finally! Proof of higher thinking in Wasilla!
Posted by numb in Philadelphia on 06/09/09 at 01:33 PM
did anyone see 'ALIENS' the second movie. they had something like that only smaller. it was a little bigger than the person in it and they used these things like forklifts. they moved large freight with them. in the end ripley fights the alien from inside of the machine which evens the playing field a bit. anyway that's what it brings to mind for me.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/09/09 at 03:30 PM
mw the rolex person is a woman. check her other post, on the gross foods thread i think, she cops to having a vagina. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/09/09 at 07:21 PM
in that case WHERE is the scalping scheduled for mw? :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/09/09 at 11:37 PM
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