Hovercrafts are truly amazing vehicles: Whether on land, water, mud or ice, these air-cushioned craft rule the unpaved wilderness. And they were born from a wildly optimistic and experimental era of engineering—as reflected by these incredible early prototypes and designs.
Our friends over at Productive Outs let us know about this, one of the more astounding things of the many bizarre ones we've seen in McCovey Cove. It's a DeLorean DMC-12 hovercraft, live and in action.
This robot has been developed by Japanese researchers to take advantage of 'ground effects,' which allows the craft to hover off the ground at an extremely low height, thereby avoiding friction.