Toyota unveils personal mecha- for real, called the i-foot

The hardsuits of Bubblegum Crisis, landmates of Appleseed, etc.

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Tomexe

Toyota unveils personal mecha- for real, called the i-foot

Post by Tomexe » Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:57 am

Press release here: http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/news/04/1203_1d.html

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Unfortunately its all electric powered, running on batteries, so range and payload suck...

Another image here: http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/robots/t ... 026866.php

SteamTrooper

Post by SteamTrooper » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:23 pm

Nice gadget!?

Yeah power source is always going to be the big stumbling block for `Real Mecha` - tithed/tethered power sources are great for point defence and battery/Cells are great for short sorte - but if your planning on taking an all terrain mecha over the north pole we will need something slightly more longterm - far as I know Nuclear is still far to big even minus shielding - Solar is too low output - so I guess were still stuck with some form of Internal Combustion to get us where we want to go.

Heres to the breakthrough.

p.s. Does the seahave a drinks cup? :P

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