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Robotics designers in the US have long gotten their inspiration from both science fiction and biology, and Chinese engineers are no different, most especially those working on walking combat robots. Dai Jinsong and other Chinese engineers of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, have published three articles in Chinese weapons design journals as part of a long term study into the design of a legged, autocannon carrying robot. The extent of the study indicates a serious effort.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
Think about the rigors of combat, the importance of mobility under fire, the importance of stable movement, the necessity for stability while under fire...
I have absolutely no confidence that this vehicle would out perform a similarly armed tank in a field trial. I also believe that there are man portable weapons systems that would be capable of totally destroying the vehicle, or rendering it immobile, with far more ease than they would a traditional tank.