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Originally posted by The Anti Chris
You might want the robots to be able to blend in with the native poulation.
Plus the fact that insect design is far more useful when smaller than larger.
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
I really dont see any future fighting robots using a humanoid shape no matter how many Sci-fi shows and books make it seem that way. The human shape with exception of the human hand really isnt that great of a design compared to other ones out there in nature. The insect world offers much better design to use.
If you made a robot cockaroach design that could match it natural design in ever way scaled up to 6FT that robot would be able to run about 200 mph. A perfect robot human design copy would only be able to run as fast as a normal human.
A robot insect design that could climb, jump and move as it natural counterpart would be vastly superior to human designs in my opinion.
I really dont know why Japan is so obsessed with humanoid robots. Other then better interactions with human since we relate to the human form better I dont see the point.
[edit on 15-6-2006 by ShadowXIX]