Real mechas?

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Real mechas?

Post by ShinDVDz » Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:02 am

Well, with this, we become one step closer to mechas and killing each other in style.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/get ... 0518f2.htm

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Post by Tachyon » Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:48 am

I had seen photos before but this article has given me much better information. Thanks!
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Post by Rubel Colus » Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:38 am

wow! awesome!

Looks more like MechWarrior rather than Gundam tho. I wanna see a video clip of it in motion! Wondering if its movements are smooth?

interesting article. thanks ;)
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Post by Temjin » Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:36 am

ah... something silly about it. The link you can find video for it.

http://www.sakakibara-kikai.co.jp/products/other/LW.htm

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Post by SteamTrooper » Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:48 pm

A tad slow - but any news is good news on the mecha front - the guy in canada i think it was seems to have stalled a little in his endeavours.

Its always going to come down to the control mechanism for mecha in my opinion - and that is a big old issue - just think not of the mechanical aspect or the computer software but just how would you want the vehicle to move?

Would you prefer anolgue controls - that increment as much as you push them or a throttle or maybe even a gear system or just a plain old feedback input system that calculates what you `intended` into actual movement? When you consider the possibles it becomes quite difficult to actually decide which method would be a) practical b) cool.

Just sitting in a mecha and hitting third gear with your foot to the floor would in my eyes be as dull as driving a bus - plus what happens when it comes to jumping and turning - are the legs dealt with by software as a single system that senses floor height, strength and friction and calculates the outcome for you or would you prefer more seat of your pants piloting? Sorry to babble but I think about this stuff too much (clearly) :oops:

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Post by ax_maxwell » Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:33 am

I am working with the rest of my company to design our own, but it goes nowhere cuz i do all the work.

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