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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:52 PM
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Could a machine such as a gundam be produced with todays technology? It certainly seems like we could.




posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:56 PM
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i had to google "gundam" to know what the hell that was.... IMO technology is a filtered resource anyway, rest assured behind the scenes they are always way beyond what we think is the latest thing. so ya probably



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:57 PM
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Its been done.... kinda...

ajapaneseandchinesemajor.aznaddict.com... -to-come-soon/



Although, I dont think it would be possible to make it fully movable like in the series, at least not *ON* earth.... possibly in space.......?

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:04 PM
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A friend of mine told me that Japan has made a gundam that is operational for the most part. Can anyone confirm this?



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:07 PM
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I'm assuming you mean Mech Warrior-esque type of vehicles right?

The guy who invents such a weapon, which can be reproduced and powered cheaply, will be the richest man on the planet overnight.

This is the evolution of warfare. To reduce human casualities by having machines do the dirty work. Drones and such are just the beginning.

You can get that in a Boeing lab somewhere or with DARPA they are developping such technology to use in future wars.

(Gundam Wing is an EPIC series..just needed to put that in there.)

~Keeper



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:07 PM
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hmmm I don't think so... a bipedal war machine doesn't sound utilitary enough to spent the zillons of dollars you'll need to make one.
also, the 1:1 gundam that the japs made just moved it's head and nothing else and still, a lot of energy was used just for that. Can you imagine how much energy you'll need to make one that's full utilitary? I see probable colonies come in the future, like the ones in the series, but a Gundam... I seriously doubt that

I'd love to see one anyway, you know, and wear an Earth Federation uniform in cute pink and beat up some Zakus
(Lord, it was supposed that I was going to keep my nerd-ism away from ATS, but Gundam is my fav. series and I've discused this matter with my friends once)



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:14 PM
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Actually I think it can probably be done, a model of one was made in Japan so the base figure can be made easily it's the internal structures that may leave some scratching their heads. Though from the looks of it [schematics that they show on the show and sometimes in the Manga] I'd say it's almost possible. Though looking at today's technology and the technology in Gundam [before G Gundam] it'd be quite a feat. G Gundam not really, but 0079 and on then yeah I'd say so.

Though things like Epyon and Wing Zero probably not, but more things traditional to Gundam like the Gundam itself and the Zaku perhaps


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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:14 PM
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I'm not refering to a mech warrior; an armored core is more along the lines of what I'm thinking of.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:17 PM
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Originally posted by Dragiero
I'm not refering to a mech warrior; an armored core is more along the lines of what I'm thinking of.


So nothing like this:




but more like this?




If so I believe the former would probably come before the latter. Though scaled down as they might be due to today's time it probably could be possible, but again scaled down to some extent perhaps. Would need a list as to where the world stands technology wise.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:29 PM
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That's pretty much it. I have a bit of an idea as to how the world stands as far as technology.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:38 PM
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No i dont think a Gundam or Armored core type thing is possible unfortunently.

But if you have seen the movie AVATAR the mechs in that movie is most definently possible.


Yes if the military truly funded a project for something what they had in AVATAR you could have something like that on the front lines within 10-20 years.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:47 PM
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An armored core uses the same kind of mechanisms those machines from avatar uses.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:51 PM
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gundams, mechs
ooh
they say the MIC (military industrial complex) is 40 years
ahead of us, i wonder where this sort of thing will lead?
you and your machine wack a deer and share it
the way primitive man did with his dog
mans best friend /most useful tool a machine?


www.sciencepunk.com...


Of the four groups, I was most interested in EcoBot, a project to create an autonomous machine that would take energy from its environment. Unlike solar- and wind-powered devices, which are dependent upon the right environmental conditions, EcoBot would hunt down its own food, advancing robots on from imitating plants to imitating animals. EcoBot-I was designed to hunt slugs, because, in Prof Alan Winfield’s words “Firstly, nobody likes them, and secondly, they’re very slow”. The finished was almost primordial in design, with a long thin neck, large jaws, and a stout body (video). This allowed it to hunt the ground for slug without having to move very often, saving energy. Contained within the tri-jaw was a camera and a red light that would illuminate the slugs (which do not show up on infrared, as they take on the temperature of their environment). Having proved a robot could predate efficiently, the next step was a robot that could digest the captured food

This is where it gets exciting. The black boxes arranged in a ring are microbial fuel cells – in essence, small stomachs that can digest organic matter and produce electricity. Arranged in series, each generates a few microwatts of power, enough to fuel a simple brain and light-seeking behaviour in EcoBot-II. The best food source for EcoBot-II turned out to be chitin – the principle protein polysaccharide found in the exoseletons of insects. In fact, a single fly in each stomach is enough to power the robot for two weeks! Unfortunately, the waste products of digestion eventually kill the essential bacteria in the fuel cells, rendering them useless.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:51 PM
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Originally posted by Dragiero
reply to post by empireofpain
 


An armored core uses the same kind of mechanisms those machines from avatar uses.


does it? probably but im saying it would be much easier and cost effective to build the AVATAR model.

Armored core are too fast and durable to be realistic and cost effective.

They may have the mechanisms but there is many factors which would make the AVATAR style model more effective.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:52 PM
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I could see the development of a Mechwarrior or Steel Battalion type mech being much easier than a Gundam or Armored Core type mech, simply due to the fact that the former set is more along the lines of a bipedal tank versus a high-mobility humanoid mech.

::edit to add::

I'll be first in line for a Metal Gear Rex.

[edit on 6/14/10 by TokiTheDestroyer]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:54 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower

(Gundam Wing is an EPIC series..just needed to put that in there.)

~Keeper


You get a star because Gundam Wing is in fact very epic.

As far as the OP, I could see it being very possible the only real issue would be a guidance system namely writing a program would be the hardest part I believe. Namely balance issues how do you account for recoil etc.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 10:08 PM
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i see the integration of organic human form with tech as a cheaper more likely option.

Integrating the brain and transforming soft tissue to make the human form more durable has got to be where the real secret tech is.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 10:24 PM
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Could a machine such as a gundam be produced with todays technology?


There are a number of powered suits already in production, such as the Sarcos exoskeleton, but they're that: power suits, not mechs.

Could it be done? I suspect so, yes. There's not really any technical limitation preventing it. If some government wanted to pour enough billions of dollars into it, I don't see any reason why it couldn't be done. But I also don't see much incentive. Other than the "coolness" factor, what is the benefit of building one? What problem does it solve that can't be solved more easily and efficiently in some other way?

Come up with a reason to build one, and some military could probably have them in 5-10 years.





 
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