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Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Makenshi, Jul 31, 2012.
Oh man that is truly neat.
If they had one in a theme park and I could fit inside it I would definitely like to ride it as it seems like a Sci Fi dream come true.
On the subject of robot suits, would engineers ever be able to make a true practical one that can be used in the field?
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That's just awesome. I guess I need to save up some money.
Powered armor, very likely. The problem is still powering the things, but it's getting better and better.
Big walking mechs like those in MechWarrior, less likely. Stompy things as high as a building make excellent targets.
I would say that the weird canadian guy with the URSA armor stands a chance of making power armor (he is just nuts enough to figure it out)
he has to be Steven Colberts wet dream.... He created his armor as defense against BEARS... no not the soviets, actual bears!
Well, that takes away half the Fun.
Meh, that's just hard armor, not very practical.
Also, there's this (I have no idea why embedding doesn't work oO):
yeah, I just thought the same. As much as I love mechs (I really do!), their use in military engagements and real life war situations is rather questionable because with our current level of technology a simple tank or even just ateam of soldiers with a FGM-148 Javelin (anti tank weapon) can be pretty much as effective and it is much cheaper.
I know its not power armor... but that guy is mad scientist enough to actually make a power armor or "mech" that works.
Who knows one day one of these could be used as a sentry gun, just give it long range weaponry and let it do it's stuff, mind you a tank could be just as effective, yep it's stupid, but cool looking.
Yes, these won't be economic viable any soon in a battlefield due to cheaper tanks and portable anti-armor, but the day may come when stuff like spec-ops may benefit from deployment of such equipment, I think.
The Kuratas are more Giant Toys for eccentric millionaires. I wish I could buy one.
Pretty cool. Probably pretty expensive as well. Might ask one for Christmas instead of the regular pairs of socks and boxers.
I am pretty impressed. Not quite Iron Man, but close enough. Very cool stuff.
yeah it seems the power-armor idea has some real use, not just for the military though. They see many places in the civilian market as well. From old/sick people to rescue forces. being able to lift something with 100 or even 150% increase of your own strength can be quite helpful!
Military engineer corps could have some use of it.
Why not? Just not as big as buildings...
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The legs would still be ridiculously vulnerable, and control would be pretty complex.
Walking thingies might be useful as transport vehicles for very rough terrain, but I doubt there will ever be an offensive fighting vehicle that walks. As cool as they are, mechs are simply not useful combat vehicles.
Why are you focused on legs as a means of movement?
Do i smell a leg fetish?
They have a much tighter turning radius and don't require flat ground. If large enough, legs enable a mech to walk above buildings.
Plus, they're awesome.