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Date: 03/09/11 09:00 AM

84 Responses to Vintage 1918 Mech Design [8 pics]

  1. Profile photo of Bachi-Atari
    Bachi-Atari Male 18-29
    263 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 8:45 am
    Link: Vintage 1918 Mech Design - Using a severed dog head? WTF?!
  2. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 9:04 am
    Wait... what?
  3. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:04 am
    Russia`s early research into cybernetics and artificial intelligence started out very ambitiously: PROJECT ROBOLASSIE

    :O
  4. Profile photo of sylphies
    sylphies Female 18-29
    282 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 9:07 am
    Oh, Russia....
  5. Profile photo of Pennybored
    Pennybored Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:07 am
    I guess Lassie wanted greater functionality.
  6. Profile photo of thubanstar
    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:08 am
    Fake. Those are not the female hairstyles of 1918, just to name the first thing that caught my eye...
  7. Profile photo of Vir
    Vir Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:08 am
    ...
  8. Profile photo of regediT
    regediT Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:12 am
    I`ve seen one of those things... Runs like a bitch..
  9. Profile photo of IseeingI2I
    IseeingI2I Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:12 am
    don`t show peta this they would rally and picket and crap. where idk but you know they would
  10. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:14 am
    aw man :(
  11. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:18 am
    badass.
  12. Profile photo of Naitsirhc88
    Naitsirhc88 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:20 am
    they actually built that damn thing? Impressive. Although it`s a little scary to me that it has taken almost a hundred years to actually make this technology feasible. We just got something like this working with chunks of rat brain.
  13. Profile photo of ChrisKelly55
    ChrisKelly55 Male 13-17
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:22 am
    They should put that in the next fallout
  14. Profile photo of mervviscious
    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:24 am
    I hope it worked and then kicked their a@@...
  15. Profile photo of KekS
    KekS Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:28 am
    If you don`t want to know whether or not it`s fake don`t click this link.
  16. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:29 am
    The vast majority of these pictures and diagrams are fake.

    There WERE experiments conducted in Russia in the early 20th century... and they actually were able to keep the severed head of a dog alive for a time... I`ll find a link and submit it... Mods?
  17. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:30 am
    why a collie?
  18. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:30 am
    In Soviet Russia, Robot ki- HOLY F*CK IS THAT A SEVERED DOG`S HEAD?!?

    In all seriousness, this may be viral marketing. Based on some of the text I can translate, this would have never worked well enough for them to even get far enough to warrant building the robot suit. Not to mention that Russia was still recovering from the revolution at that time and nobody would be working on this kind of thing at that time period. The Soviet Union wouldn`t start doing the weird weapon research until the late `30s.
  19. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:32 am
    me sad.
  20. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:39 am
    @thubanstar, while it is probably fake, those do appear to be Edwardian period hairstyles.
  21. Profile photo of KekS
    KekS Male 18-29
    588 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 9:45 am
    Ok, I`ll put it bluntly:
    It`s an art project. Not a real thing, not a viral ad, just some guy showing off his 3d model of a mech dog suit. Link`s below.
  22. Profile photo of kissmybim
    kissmybim Male 40-49
    439 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 9:53 am
    I actually have one of these in my basement
  23. Profile photo of stendec
    stendec Male 18-29
    96 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 9:54 am
    wherry good fake!
  24. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 9, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Steampunk Puppy ?

    RoboDog ?

    Borgie Corgie?

  25. Profile photo of Byfield
    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 10:02 am
    Not real, but a good fake. also, lookup the doghead galvanisation russian propaganda.
  26. Profile photo of RuralNinja
    RuralNinja Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 10:10 am
    Pretty cool, but obviously fake. We know if the Russians were able to keep a head alive in a robotic suit, we`d have Robo-Stalin running the country.
  27. Profile photo of bigyoks
    bigyoks Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2011 at 10:37 am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDqh-r8TQgs
  28. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 10:53 am
    WOW!
  29. Profile photo of HalfSandwich
    HalfSandwich Male 18-29
    145 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 11:02 am
    fake! the russians would have gone straight to human experiments.
  30. Profile photo of Jaellot
    Jaellot Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 11:20 am
    In Soviet Russia, the dogheaded mech-robot stalks you?
  31. Profile photo of Angelista10
    Angelista10 Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 11:29 am
    @HalfSandwich haha so true :)
  32. Profile photo of jacksonc9999
    jacksonc9999 Male 18-29
    46 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 11:32 am
    @HalfSandwich agreed :P
  33. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    March 9, 2011 at 11:34 am
    The severed dog head looks happy.
  34. Profile photo of itellifyou
    itellifyou Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 11:45 am
    The Germans and Russians where masters of vivisection, but I still think this is a fraud, a very well made one, but kinda alien autopsyish to me.
  35. Profile photo of itellifyou
    itellifyou Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 11:50 am
    people did try similar things on dogs...
  36. Profile photo of turbopuppy
    turbopuppy Male 30-39
    158 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 11:54 am
    Even though this is staged, it is visionary! We have lot`s of strays around here - and lots of weeds, road repair, school buses to drive, migrants farm workers to displace... And the Humane societies are all underfunded and overpopulated. Win-Win!!
  37. Profile photo of Trypno
    Trypno Male 18-29
    474 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm
    Very well made Hoax I`m sure, but damn those Russians. I`m sure if they had been trying to make something like this we would have been doing the same.
  38. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    Poor dog :-(
  39. Profile photo of RETARDEDBEAR
    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    "fake! the russians would have gone straight to human experiments."

    It is fake, but the Russians did send a dog into space before a human.
  40. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    I wonder if it worked ?
  41. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    [quote">fake! the russians would have gone straight to human experiments.[/quote">

    yes, it`s fake, but Dr. Sergey Bryukhonenko really experimented with severed dog heads. Dr. Vladimir Demikhov transplanted vital organs and eventually entire dog heads.

    sauce: vids of Demikhov`s head transplant
    some info about Demikhov
    info on Bryukhonenko
    vid and related info on Bryukhonenko`s severed head experiment
  42. Profile photo of AngryYouth
    AngryYouth Male 18-29
    734 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    Why is everyone posting that "it`s a fake" or "it`s a hoax"-ofcourse it is.
  43. Profile photo of MisterG
    MisterG Male 30-39
    633 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    Imagine that running up to you coming home after a long, hard day of work.
  44. Profile photo of BlueChocobo
    BlueChocobo Female 18-29
    15 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    It`s not fake.

    In the early 1900s the Russians did experiments with dogs. Starting with how much of the body they could remove and keep it alive.

    Look up "Russian Dog Experiments" on You Tube.

  45. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    The Russians did experiment with some weird stuff back in the day, but not dog head robots.
  46. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3441 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    When criminals in this world appear,
    And break the laws that they should fear,
    And frighten all who see or hear,
    The cry goes up both far and near for...
    Underdog! (Underdog!)
    Underdog! (Underdog!)
    Speed of lightning,
    Roar of thunder,
    Fighting all who rob or plunder,
    Underdog. (Underdog!)
  47. Profile photo of Dreamstarr77
    Dreamstarr77 Female 30-39
    99 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    Lassie?
    TBH if they did make this Lassie movie i`d watch it !
  48. Profile photo of fivezones
    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    The dog head experiment ultimately worked and today we call her Sarah Jessica Parker.
  49. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    OMG! LASSIE! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
  50. Profile photo of popsiclemyk
    popsiclemyk Male 13-17
    531 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    This is weird... yet, awesome. i like
  51. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    I`m a believer.
  52. Profile photo of mcfudge
    mcfudge Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm
    Yeah... there are several articles out there about this being a hoax... you`re a little late to the game IAB.
  53. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    Hmm seem so fake.

    This instead is sadly true.
  54. Profile photo of metalm0rgan
    metalm0rgan Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    totally fake, but awesome none the less
  55. Profile photo of Nlupu
    Nlupu Male 18-29
    229 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm
    Take my head!! Ill be a crazy russian robot experiment any day.
  56. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    Now... why would anyone think it`s a good idea to put a dog in control of an expensive piece of equipment?
  57. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    i remember seeing some video on this a while ago
  58. Profile photo of BrimstoneOne
    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    oh those Russians
  59. Profile photo of thesmartkid
    thesmartkid Male 18-29
    49 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    who else is thinking about the cybermen from dr. who? i cant be the only one
  60. Profile photo of dielaughing
    dielaughing Female 13-17
    129 posts
    March 9, 2011 at 3:33 pm
    DOGGIES!!!... :`(
  61. Profile photo of techstorm
    techstorm Male 40-49
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    March 9, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    >>Now... why would anyone think it`s a good idea to put a dog in control of an expensive piece of equipment?<<

    Well humans tend to whine a lot when you chop their head off and bolt it onto a robot body. I know some of you SAY you would do it but when the time came to actually DO it you would puss out. You might be powerful but you still couldn`t get laid! 8-)
  62. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    Lmfao this is the real Lassie
  63. Profile photo of tincel1372
    tincel1372 Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 4:08 pm
    ``I`ve seen one of those things... Runs like a bitch..``
    thanks for making me laugh
  64. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    Man, I heard about this experiment but I had no idea they built a mech for it. Still, it DID work, in that the dog`s head lived.
  65. Profile photo of SuperBeast
    SuperBeast Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm
    life sized warmachine with dogs not steam?
  66. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    "Well humans tend to whine a lot when you chop their head off and bolt it onto a robot body. I know some of you SAY you would do it but when the time came to actually DO it you would puss out. You might be powerful but you still couldn`t get laid!"

    But why wouldn`t they just build a robot that a human (or I guess dog) could control without chopping off their head? Wouldn`t that be better? Why do we want a robot run by a severed head so badly?
  67. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 7:41 pm
    Well they russians successfully transplanted the brain of a dog into another dag during the cold war, or the world war. I forget. But yeah, they did some crazy ass stuff outback, during the 1900s
  68. Profile photo of sereniee
    sereniee Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    :( those experiments are sad... the heads usually survived for a few minutes
  69. Profile photo of ScubaFett
    ScubaFett Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 8:01 pm
    Stormy: okay, so what if i put my brain in a robot body, and then there was a war between robots and humans, which side would i be on?
    Debbie: humans! you still have a human brain.
    Sparks: but the humans would discriminate against you. You can`t even vote!
    Marco: man, we better not have to live on reservations, that would really chap my caboose!
  70. Profile photo of AlfishKK
    AlfishKK Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    Why would anyone do this? WHAT`S WRONG WITH PEOPLE?!
  71. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:08 pm
    this thing should be a boss in some video game somewhere
  72. Profile photo of Jlong22992
    Jlong22992 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 9:28 pm
    Da F*ck?
  73. Profile photo of thahellmouth
    thahellmouth Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    IN A WORLD!!! WHERE LASSIE IS THE LAST HOPE FOR MANKIND!!!!
  74. Profile photo of Aluciel
    Aluciel Female 18-29
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    March 9, 2011 at 11:52 pm
    robocollie, robocop`s police dog
  75. Profile photo of huapua
    huapua Male 13-17
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    March 10, 2011 at 1:38 am
    I`m fairly certain that this is a documentation of the re-animation experiments done in the early 1900`s. The main goal was to figure out a way to bring dead body parts back to life in hopes of bringing whole dead bodies back to life. They mostly used dead animals. This research eventually led to the ability to transplant live organs to dying patients.
  76. Profile photo of razbitom
    razbitom Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2011 at 3:08 am
    i reconise the first image as being one from the russian experiments on keeping the severed head of a dog alive using machines... never seen the mech body before.

    i have doubts as to the veracity.
  77. Profile photo of gary8162
    gary8162 Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2011 at 3:50 am
    Seriously?

    The Russians designed and built RoboMutt!
  78. Profile photo of furryblob
    furryblob Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:05 am
    Hoax
  79. Profile photo of Vimto
    Vimto Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2011 at 6:08 am
    I really don`t want that humping my leg.
  80. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 8:53 am
    I dont see why they needed to chop his head, cant they use the whole dog?
  81. Profile photo of HedlesChkn
    HedlesChkn Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2011 at 9:54 am
    The style of illustration is different for the mech body.. plus it looks like it`s been `shopped into the photos.

    It`s still awesome though.. I want to know where this is from.
  82. Profile photo of Trypno
    Trypno Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    Looks exactly like the robot body that Robot Chicken gave to Walt Disney`s reanimated head.
  83. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 14, 2011 at 6:26 pm
    meh
  84. Profile photo of lilelly16
    lilelly16 Female 18-29
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    March 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    This is actually from Soviet Russia.
    It says that this document is top-secret, and cannot be disclosed to anybody without the explicit command of the one in charge of this operation!
    Wonder if it ever ended up actually working...

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