Lo and behold! The age of mechs has begun!

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Makenshi, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29MD29ekoKI[/youtube]

    ME WANTS! :o
     
  2. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    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?
     
  3. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    Mr Kuratas walks your dog! Cleans your toilet! Satisfies your wife sexually!
     
  4. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Apr 10, 2011
    Here's a better video:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iZ0WuNvHr8[/youtube]

    [spoiler:3ce97d7a9e]

    We're ready for you aliens.[/spoiler:3ce97d7a9e]
     
  5. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    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.
     
  6. WillisPDunlevey

    WillisPDunlevey Mildly Dipped

    534
    Feb 2, 2010
    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)



    http://www.editinternational.com/read.php?id=47ddf1d94ea5f

    he has to be Steven Colberts wet dream.... He created his armor as defense against BEARS... no not the soviets, actual bears!

    WPD
     
  7. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010


    Well, that takes away half the Fun.
     
  8. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Meh, that's just hard armor, not very practical.
    Also, there's this (I have no idea why embedding doesn't work oO):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5bgZ1mO97M
    And this:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kat8I5UM_Vs&feature=related[/youtube]
    And this:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ysb-Oko3Bg&feature=related[/youtube]
     
  9. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    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.
     
  10. WillisPDunlevey

    WillisPDunlevey Mildly Dipped

    534
    Feb 2, 2010
    I know its not power armor... but that guy is mad scientist enough to actually make a power armor or "mech" that works.
     
  11. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    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. :roll:
     
  12. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    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.
     
  13. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    The Kuratas are more Giant Toys for eccentric millionaires. I wish I could buy one.
     
  14. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Pretty cool. Probably pretty expensive as well. Might ask one for Christmas instead of the regular pairs of socks and boxers.
     
  15. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign No Original Thought Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I am pretty impressed. Not quite Iron Man, but close enough. Very cool stuff.
     
  16. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    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!
     
  17. donperkan

    donperkan Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 4, 2011
    Military engineer corps could have some use of it.

    Why not? Just not as big as buildings...


    Smaller with more <strike>claws</strike> Kampfwagenkanone 36
     
  18. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    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.
     
  19. donperkan

    donperkan Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 4, 2011
    Why are you focused on legs as a means of movement?

    Do i smell a leg fetish? :)
     
  20. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    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.