ProtoHub is a prototype mobile armor developed by ZX Industries as an experiment to see if large-scale humanoid machinery is feasible.
About this creation
MAS-001 (Mobile Armor System 001), affectionately named "ProtoHub", is an experimental prototype Mobile Armor developed by ZX Industries. The reason for its creation is to test the feasibility of large scale humanoid robotics.
As it is only a prototype, ProtoHub is far from perfect. Its current power source is a rather short-lived one, lasting only 5 minutes on a single charge. This issue is easily addressed by using a better battery but that's reserved for the final product.
ProtoHub has two "weapons" in the form of beating sticks attached to each arm. These "weapons" however, are not dynamic and must be manually locked into retracted or extended form by technicians.
The wheels on each limb are remnants of a failed concept of Mobile Armor transformation into a vehicle form. As of yet, this concept remains infeasible due to the prototype's instability and bulky form.
ProtoHub was based off of the Exo-Force Stealth Hunter. The mech's frame is a variation of Izzo's Basic Frame 01.
A lot of the parts are rather weakly connected so this model isn't all too sturdy.
The backside of ProtoHub. The entire backside serves as a stabilizer during walking and shock absorber in case ProtoHub falls down backwards.
Torso shot with the cockpit open. The cockpit is relatively unfurnished as the torso design could change with the next prototype and tearing up posh leather seats is a crime nobody wishes to commit.
Side view of the torso with the cockpit open.
When without weapons, use kung-fu! ProtoHub demonstrates its flexibility in this shot.
ProtoHub and pilot Hikaru strike a pose. Hikaru prefers seeing with his own eyes rather than watching through a monitor so he opened the cockpit mid-test.