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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10 Comments

  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) http://mech-warfare.com/ 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.