Pasadena Art Center student Jake Loniak designed this amazingly bad ass vertical motorcycle…err, tricycle. I mean tripod. Whatever. The Deus Ex Machina (which is Latin for “Dope Ass Machine”) is straight out of an HR Geiger mechanized dream, cross-fertilized with that creature from Cloverfield. The electric concept is controlled by 36 pneumatic muscles, and is the terminal endpoint for the philosophy of machine as extension of body.

Hell for Leather, who first reported the story, writes:

The Yamaha-branded Deus Ex concept is worn as an exo-skeleton with seven artificial vertebra as well as the pneumatically attached helmet. The motor is in-wheel, powered by ultra-capacitors and doped nano-phoshpate batteries similar to those already used in hybrids. It’s also capable of 0–60mph in three seconds. Top speed is 75mph with a recharge time of 15 minutes and cycle time of one hour.”

Confused? No need to panic my little dumplings — peep more pics and the beyond cool explanatory video after the Jump…

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