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Lucy
07-30-2012, 02:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iZ0WuNvHr8&feature=player_embedded#!

I shall just leave this here. Thoughts? People consider this to be a likely hoax and such but I can believe it.

This, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2bExqhhWRI is a 100% definitely real thing though and look at 25 seconds in when to dude kicks it and it compensates for it; that's incredible, huh? One way or another we might start seeing real life METAL GEAR!s sometime soon.

Outcast
07-30-2012, 02:24 PM
Hmm, looks like a HAVWC.

ClockHand
07-30-2012, 02:25 PM
diesel powered.

jubeh
07-30-2012, 02:38 PM
Man I feel like this thread pops up every few months.

Even if mechs were commercially available buying a car is already hard enough.

Shnorkel
07-31-2012, 05:13 AM
That Kurata thing isn't real but Boston Dynamics do make awesome stuff. Check out their other videos, their products are insane.
They built a walking and running humanoid robot in order to 'test out outfits for the military'.. yeah right.

Inksprout
07-31-2012, 07:29 AM
As far as leading to the creation of actual mechs reminiscent of those in tv shows I think the Boston Dynamic stuff is mush closer anyway. That robot can move in a more dynamic, natural way much like fictional mechs do. Kurata is more like a glorified tank than a true mech, regardless of it being fake or real.

J_Mizu
07-31-2012, 09:19 AM
am I the only one who thinks the second one is incredibly creepy...

GunZet
07-31-2012, 07:01 PM
Man, we've known about BigDog for yeaaarrsss, and it's still awesome. Love Boston Dynamics stuff.

Outcast
07-31-2012, 08:33 PM
That Kurata thing isn't real but Boston Dynamics do make awesome stuff. Check out their other videos, their products are insane.
They built a walking and running humanoid robot in order to 'test out outfits for the military'.. yeah right.

I thought it was generally accepted that the guy in charge did this entirely for amusement and mecha fans, where did you get this information about it being for the military?



@J-Mizu: It looks like a Gekko and I always fouind Gekkos to be pretty cool.

indescribable
07-31-2012, 10:37 PM
am I the only one who thinks the second one is incredibly creepy...

Nope.

Regantor
08-01-2012, 01:16 AM
The American army has been fooling around with prototype Mecha since, like, the sixties, guys...

Hardiman suit;
http://files.gereports.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/ge-hardiman.jpg

CAM (Cybernetic Anthropomorphous Machine);
http://dvice.com/assets_c/2011/05/ge-cam-0-thumb-550xauto-63271.jpg

Unfortunately both were extremely expensive and tiring to control, never making it past the evaluation stage.

The good news is that the Bigdog is indeed pretty viable, through, and may well be used as a "pack mule" by the military in the near future. Which means that you'll probably be able to buy a civvy version eventually, just like the hummer. :3

This rather impressive walking crane thing has also been produced by timberjack;


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2V8GFqk_Y

GunZet
08-01-2012, 11:00 AM
Maaan, they had to model it after a grasshopper.

Regantor
08-06-2012, 03:52 PM
Just realized something...

Mars Rovers-
http://www.freewebs.com/handcannon/PIA15279_3rovers-stand_D2011_1215_D521_900.jpg

Gits-
http://antiotaku.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/tachikoma011.jpg?w=600

Almost!

Shnorkel
08-06-2012, 05:27 PM
I thought it was generally accepted that the guy in charge did this entirely for amusement and mecha fans, where did you get this information about it being for the military?


I was talking about the Boston Dynamics' 'Alpha Dog' or whatev, the Kurata is obviously a joke.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mclbVTIYG8E
Read description, and watch the video in awe

Outcast
08-06-2012, 05:43 PM
Oh okay.

Hell_Baron
08-06-2012, 06:19 PM
I'll just leave this here...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XblVVbqIHU&feature=related

Delphinus
08-07-2012, 04:55 AM
Why the hell are you guys getting flustered about mecha when robot armies await? These are expensive and prototyping but will get cheaper and more refined, as with all technology, while training costs for human soldiers continues to increase.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mclbVTIYG8E

Regantor
08-07-2012, 05:08 PM
Well that was kinda the point I was making with the Tachikoma post. But yeah.

What is pretty scary about having robot armies is that robots really do have no empathy or honor. Skynet scenarios are silly, but a politician, general or corporate CEO abusing that power is not. I, for one, hope that the darned things stay remote controlled by individual human personnel. >_>

Also, the P1 totally looked cooler than it's big brother the Asimo.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pbbJTTzNBU&feature=related

Edit;

A picture of the "Bigdog LS3", which is the pack mule version I was talking about, being developed for the marines...

http://www.bostondynamics.com/img/LS3-AlphaDog_reduced.png?w=600