Large anthropomorphic battlefield grade walking bots
This concept might not be new to Earth, as Earth is just in its infancy with respect to battle fild robots.
This concept would be an extension of the already developed large exoskeleton, that was developed some fifteen to twenty years ago, by many industrial and paramilitary industrial concerns.
What would separate this style of robot, from past concepts, are more updated materials, internal circuitry, plus anthropoid walking scenarios, based on semi-human walking functions.
These large to medium walking bots, would be able to reach twenty to thirty miles per hour running.Sport a wide array of weapons capabilities.Be able to climb grades that other vehicles could not.And to possess armor, that is light weight, while providing more than adequate protection.
Bipedal form is not very efficient or useful for high-speed running, and certainly not for large scale machines(or animals.)
More effective would be Terminator style bots, with self autonomous aircraft droids and crawlers for heavy firepower, with humanoid androids for infantry support and repairs.
The androids could repair each other as well as the heavier machines, and of course all of it would be collectively networked so that all the bots communicate with each other and spy satellites to maximize line of sight and unit coordination. These androids could do all the things "real" infantry does. And of course human operators in the military could have the option to override robots programming and change parameters as needed.
20th October 2007 - 03:58 PM
Large walking robots would be the way to go, as they would also have a dual use, of being able to rapidly lay pipe and other construction items, to big or cumbersome for other styles of machines.
Smaller styles of bots, that you have suggested here, in theory might be able to hive mind, developing some penchant against mankind?