Start of Mech Warrior Era

Giant robots, sometimes driven by human pilots - Mechs - are popularized through PC game series like Mech Warrior. I was a really big fan of these kind of games.

SCHISM Class Mech 1LM2 - MiteFront

If there was ever a war on the moon for it's resources it will probably happen Mech Warrior style.

They made a first one in Japan. It's armed with two airsoft guns. It's still very clumsy and pretty much useless, but it's a start.

And you know what?

There are few things I would enjoy working on more, than designing AI (Artificial Intelligence) for Mechs.

Not only it is a greatest IT challange, but would make the inevitable wars more humane - let the machines fight instead of us.

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  1. Jun 16th, 2010 9:42 PM

    >>> There are few things I would enjoy working on more, than designing AI for Mechs.

    Well, you can. Have you checked out this site? (It's not mine) The rules are there and they were at the 2010 robot games. I guess you may not be in the US, but consider it.

    I am getting my own mech robot underway. See you there. ;)

    • Jun 17th, 2010 9:09 AM

      I hope to be there :)

  2. Jan 9th, 2010 12:00 AM

    The mech war era? sounds facinating! reminds me of metal gear solid!

  3. Miah Blaze
    Feb 18th, 2009 11:23 PM

    Check out "Robot Jox", an old Full Moon Movie. I've dreamed of piloting a mech all my life.

  4. Feb 8th, 2009 4:42 PM

    Wow.. amazing robot man.

    I loved that land walker. :P

  5. Anonymous
    Jan 12th, 2009 8:55 PM

    dude. haha. mechs. great things. i use to be such a sucker for those old school mech games.

  6. Sep 16th, 2008 5:49 AM

    You're right -- even if robots fight, the way only way for war to work is if someone gets killed, otherwise it's simply too easy to ignore the results of a battle. It would be like playing poker without using real money -- it deprives the game of meaning and basically means it's practice or doesn't really count.

    It would be nice, at least, if we could figure out a way to have a war without harming civilians or, better yet, not having them at all.

  7. Sep 16th, 2008 4:20 AM

    Those models look pretty cool. I was a big Mech warrior fan as well. If they ever had a model of a 'Battlemaster' then I'd try to pick one up for sure.

  8. Sep 14th, 2008 9:15 AM

    Humane in a sense that only robots get destroyed (if run by AI).

  9. Sep 14th, 2008 12:16 AM

    These remind me of real life "transformers". They would be fun to try and operate. I can't imagine how war would be more humane in them however.