Thursday, March 1, 2012
Solios - Meet BOB-E
A modified version of my initial conceptual write-up (part of another larger commission concept) - brilliantly realized by Solios. I have a feeling we'll be seeing these creatures more in the future - at least one more project....and then they might just show up in one of my long-term features.:
BOB-E aka Beast of Burden - Engineered. A multi-purpose, artificial life form designed, patented and manufactured by Chosung-O'Donnell General Purpose Ordnance Production and Security Corporation (COGPOPSCo). Initially developed for all-terrain hazardous work in hostile environments, later models have been adapted for civilian purposes particularly in the area of caring for the elderly and disabled. The majority of these units bear the designator - Imprintable - featuring an advanced organic processor that recognizes and adapts to traits and preferences exhibited by their assigned charge.
In appearance, BOB-E and more specifically BOB-E _I stand an average of 7 feet tall and weighing approximately 400 lbs., bearing primarily female characteristics despite being inherently sexless. The visual features run more towards the aesthetic and utilitarian. The default model is completely hairless, with a bald head resting on a thicker, bull neck, larger eyes that are capable of monitoring multiple wavelengths outside the visual spectrum. Small ears set into the skull, a smaller, flatter nose but with larger nostrils, while the mouth is slightly larger with two distinct rows of molars. There is an additional sensory organ resembling a large, circular eye on the rear of the skull - primary function is a motion detection for safety purposes during complicated maneuvers.
There is one set of normal-sized arms with human-sized hands for delicate manipulation - matched with a large set of breasts - providing enhanced lung capacity. Below the "normal" however, is a much larger pair of breasts - with significantly larger, longer nipples and two very large, strong arms built for heavy lifting - featuring distinctive 3-fingered hands. Both sets of arms operate using a custom ball joint design allowing them to operate in a full 360 degrees without losing torque or leverage.
The lower body features three legs in a tripod arrangement with large, flat feet - four splayed toes make them look almost like giant compasses. The hips are joined in such a way as to allow rapid movement in any direction. The average 0-30 kph acceleration is 15 seconds and right turns can be made in a split second without losing stability.
The rear of the torso features what could politely be described as "balloon buttocks" - a resting position for cargo or passengers that may be expanded to raise cargo to a more convenient position for stability of movement, interaction, etc.
Between the multiple rows of teeth and the goat-like digestive system - capable of processing 90% of known carbon-based organic matter - BOB-E can not only derive energy to power itself, but also to dispense purified organic material in accordance with the tastes/preferences - fat content, protein, minerals, etc through the large, secondary nipples.
Dressed in the standard, all-purpose coveralls.
Below are the base pics - minus the additional flavor text.