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2014-04-17 09:28:57 AM
Very scary looking but not practical.
 
2014-04-17 10:31:45 AM
Wow these stills from Metal Gear 6 look great!
 
2014-04-17 10:36:11 AM
Yeah...nothing remotely close to this will ever exist.
 
2014-04-17 10:38:45 AM
'Hi, I'm an artist and have no grounding in the real world.'
 
2014-04-17 10:40:21 AM

Teiritzamna: Wow these stills from Metal Gear 6 look great!


I concur.

I say we just line up a bunch of HUMVEEs, all armed with M2s and Mk. 19s, and let the robots try for the zerg rush.
 
2014-04-17 10:40:50 AM
Most of those look very vulnerable to man-portable missiles.
 
2014-04-17 10:43:03 AM
They look like Rifts cyborgs.
 
2014-04-17 10:43:49 AM
Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.
 
2014-04-17 10:45:04 AM
If they ever make a safe power supply to use in mechs like that the impetus for war would be all but forgotten.
 
2014-04-17 10:48:10 AM
This just adds to the irritation I felt with the lack of practicality I see when thinking about future combat. I just watched Pacific Rim on HBO, and even if I just accept the premise (if is sci-fi after all), that movie makes no damn sense. Are there any future-war movies that actually use practical machinery and tactics?

//I guess the Alien franchise doesn't go crazy
 
2014-04-17 10:52:58 AM
If it looks like it could be taken out with a Molotov, it's probably not practical.
Hell, I bet my nugget could punch holes right through most of them.

/stand close enough, it'll set them on fire too.
 
2014-04-17 11:06:13 AM
Maybe if I had a phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range......but with this primitive technology?  It's going to be tough.
 
2014-04-17 11:14:51 AM

GameSprocket: This just adds to the irritation I felt with the lack of practicality I see when thinking about future combat. I just watched Pacific Rim on HBO, and even if I just accept the premise (if is sci-fi after all), that movie makes no damn sense. Are there any future-war movies that actually use practical machinery and tactics?

//I guess the Alien franchise doesn't go crazy


Pretty much Aliens, yeah. The amount of homework their tech team did was impressive, and the combat modes, squad structure, and the like would probably be present in the future because they  work.
 
2014-04-17 11:17:00 AM
Protip for the robot war:

Never ever ever try to fight in the first wave

Unless you aren't me... in which case; get out there and give em hell!
 
2014-04-17 11:21:10 AM

nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.


This.

There is a mock up of a truly frightening attack robot of the future:  ·
 
2014-04-17 11:34:49 AM
I just read Philip K Dick's short story "Nanny" last night, so I am getting a kick out of these replies.

http://www.unz.org/Pub/StartlingStories-1955q1-00050

sendtodave: nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.

This.

There is a mock up of a truly frightening attack robot of the future:  ·


Swarms of robo-mosquitoes with probosces laced with toxins or biological agents, programmed to seek out and sting humans.  They could be deployed en masse to attack populations, or perhaps a specific target could be tagged with a chemotactic agent.  "Oh, I am so sorry sir!  I did not mean to spill my coffee on you!"

Or cybernetically modified cockroaches, loaded with biological agents, compelled by their implants to find human habiitations.  They could be attracted by, oh I don't know, human scent signature, wi-fi signals, maybe even a chemical marker placed surreptitiously on a target.  The cyber-roaches carry payloads that are individually harmless, but once enough of them congregate at the target the density is such that it is likely that a human will become infected and become Patient Zero in a human-to-human-spread pandemic.

Sweet dreams!
 
2014-04-17 11:37:47 AM

Parthenogenetic: I just read Philip K Dick's short story "Nanny" last night, so I am getting a kick out of these replies.

http://www.unz.org/Pub/StartlingStories-1955q1-00050

sendtodave: nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.

This.

There is a mock up of a truly frightening attack robot of the future:  ·

Swarms of robo-mosquitoes with probosces laced with toxins or biological agents, programmed to seek out and sting humans.  They could be deployed en masse to attack populations, or perhaps a specific target could be tagged with a chemotactic agent.  "Oh, I am so sorry sir!  I did not mean to spill my coffee on you!"

Or cybernetically modified cockroaches, loaded with biological agents, compelled by their implants to find human habiitations.  They could be attracted by, oh I don't know, human scent signature, wi-fi signals, maybe even a chemical marker placed surreptitiously on a target.  The cyber-roaches carry payloads that are individually harmless, but once enough of them congregate at the target the density is such that it is likely that a human will become infected and become Patient Zero in a human-to-human-spread pandemic.

Sweet dreams!


Nah. Pandemics are terrible ideas for state-to-state actions and warfare. In the long run, they're just too goddamn hard to control.
 
2014-04-17 11:39:47 AM

Felgraf: Parthenogenetic: I just read Philip K Dick's short story "Nanny" last night, so I am getting a kick out of these replies.

http://www.unz.org/Pub/StartlingStories-1955q1-00050

sendtodave: nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.

This.

There is a mock up of a truly frightening attack robot of the future:  ·

Swarms of robo-mosquitoes with probosces laced with toxins or biological agents, programmed to seek out and sting humans.  They could be deployed en masse to attack populations, or perhaps a specific target could be tagged with a chemotactic agent.  "Oh, I am so sorry sir!  I did not mean to spill my coffee on you!"

Or cybernetically modified cockroaches, loaded with biological agents, compelled by their implants to find human habiitations.  They could be attracted by, oh I don't know, human scent signature, wi-fi signals, maybe even a chemical marker placed surreptitiously on a target.  The cyber-roaches carry payloads that are individually harmless, but once enough of them congregate at the target the density is such that it is likely that a human will become infected and become Patient Zero in a human-to-human-spread pandemic.

Sweet dreams!

Nah. Pandemics are terrible ideas for state-to-state actions and warfare. In the long run, they're just too goddamn hard to control.


I should clarify by adding: "In today's super-interconnected world."
 
2014-04-17 11:53:45 AM
True.  But war tends to restrict commerce with the enemy.  Could you not see, for example, the USA conducting bacteriological warfare on one billion screaming Chinamen?  I'm in ur base, infectin ur doods.  It would be a waste to reduce all that real estate to radioactive slag.  And now, a paranoid part of my brain is imagining that MERS was created by the CIA as a biological neutron bomb to get rid of the pesky Ay-rabs but preserve the sweet sweet oil and the machinery that sucks it out of the ground.

And as long as we're on the topic of tailored biological agents...  it doesn't even have to be lethal - it might be sufficient to degrade the effectiveness of warfighters, their support staff, and the civilians who produce the stuff necessary to wage war.  The agent could also be engineered to be susceptible to a special antibiotic agent, which naturally your troops would be taking prophylactically.

Anyway, the concept is still useful for single-target assassination.
 
2014-04-17 11:55:40 AM

Felgraf: Parthenogenetic: I just read Philip K Dick's short story "Nanny" last night, so I am getting a kick out of these replies.

http://www.unz.org/Pub/StartlingStories-1955q1-00050

sendtodave: nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.

This.

There is a mock up of a truly frightening attack robot of the future:  ·

Swarms of robo-mosquitoes with probosces laced with toxins or biological agents, programmed to seek out and sting humans.  They could be deployed en masse to attack populations, or perhaps a specific target could be tagged with a chemotactic agent.  "Oh, I am so sorry sir!  I did not mean to spill my coffee on you!"

Or cybernetically modified cockroaches, loaded with biological agents, compelled by their implants to find human habiitations.  They could be attracted by, oh I don't know, human scent signature, wi-fi signals, maybe even a chemical marker placed surreptitiously on a target.  The cyber-roaches carry payloads that are individually harmless, but once enough of them congregate at the target the density is such that it is likely that a human will become infected and become Patient Zero in a human-to-human-spread pandemic.

Sweet dreams!

Nah. Pandemics are terrible ideas for state-to-state actions and warfare. In the long run, they're just too goddamn hard to control.


Well, we're talking about robot apocalypses here... so yeah, that's pretty much exactly what could happen. Or Skynet could read this thread and get the idea...

Really all Skynet needs to do is create nanobots that eat organic matter, there'd be nowhere to hide and no way to fight it.

habrastorage.org
 
2014-04-17 11:57:23 AM

sendtodave: nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.

This.

There is a mock up of a truly frightening attack robot of the future:  ·


I figure it will look something like this.

img.allvoices.com
 
2014-04-17 12:01:26 PM
pretty cool, they make me think of grant morrison's "wild sentinels" that built themselves out of scrap in all sorts of weird ways.
 
2014-04-17 12:07:22 PM

meat0918: sendtodave: nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.

This.

There is a mock up of a truly frightening attack robot of the future:  ·

I figure it will look something like this.

[img.allvoices.com image 609x480]


"See, there's mites around all the time. They use sparkles to talk to each other," Harv explained. "They're in the food and water, everywhere. And there's rules that these mites are supposed to follow. They're supposed to break down into safe pieces... But there are people who break those rules [so the] Protocol Enforcement guys make a mite to go out and find that mite and kill it. This dust - we call it toner - is actually the dead bodies of all those mites.
 
2014-04-17 12:26:52 PM
So take an animal or person, reduce the poly count, add some tubes for weapons and then stick reactive armor all over whatever space is left?
 
Skr
2014-04-17 12:32:34 PM
"The Ulti-max is 16x9x7 ft, weighs 2.5 tons and can lift one ton. It can run at up to 44 mph (70 kph) and cannot jump or fly, it has an impressive rocket array, but that's purely to help it balance even during earthquakes, shelling, firing of main weapon, and mechs or monsters trying to knock it over. "

warnervfx.com

Mechs and juicers are the future


/rifts
 
2014-04-17 12:34:25 PM

Telos: Felgraf: Parthenogenetic: I just read Philip K Dick's short story "Nanny" last night, so I am getting a kick out of these replies.

http://www.unz.org/Pub/StartlingStories-1955q1-00050

sendtodave: nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.

This.

There is a mock up of a truly frightening attack robot of the future:  ·

Swarms of robo-mosquitoes with probosces laced with toxins or biological agents, programmed to seek out and sting humans.  They could be deployed en masse to attack populations, or perhaps a specific target could be tagged with a chemotactic agent.  "Oh, I am so sorry sir!  I did not mean to spill my coffee on you!"

Or cybernetically modified cockroaches, loaded with biological agents, compelled by their implants to find human habiitations.  They could be attracted by, oh I don't know, human scent signature, wi-fi signals, maybe even a chemical marker placed surreptitiously on a target.  The cyber-roaches carry payloads that are individually harmless, but once enough of them congregate at the target the density is such that it is likely that a human will become infected and become Patient Zero in a human-to-human-spread pandemic.

Sweet dreams!

Nah. Pandemics are terrible ideas for state-to-state actions and warfare. In the long run, they're just too goddamn hard to control.

Well, we're talking about robot apocalypses here... so yeah, that's pretty much exactly what could happen. Or Skynet could read this thread and get the idea...

Really all Skynet needs to do is create nanobots that eat organic matter, there'd be nowhere to hide and no way to fight it.

[habrastorage.org image 450x250]


As long as we're being theoretical, I'll administer a vaccine with bio-engineered nano-phages that would only dissolve nanobot material.
 
2014-04-17 12:41:02 PM
Number 11 reminds me of the Elcor very heavy weapon specialists in ME3.
 
2014-04-17 12:46:44 PM
The pilot will drive the mech from a cockpit located in the...er..cock.
actionagogo.com
 
2014-04-17 12:47:21 PM
Waaaaaaay too top heavy. Unpractical. Illogical. TERMINATE. TERMINATE. TERMINATE.
 
2014-04-17 12:49:27 PM

Telos: Felgraf: Parthenogenetic: I just read Philip K Dick's short story "Nanny" last night, so I am getting a kick out of these replies.

http://www.unz.org/Pub/StartlingStories-1955q1-00050

sendtodave: nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.

This.

There is a mock up of a truly frightening attack robot of the future:  ·

Swarms of robo-mosquitoes with probosces laced with toxins or biological agents, programmed to seek out and sting humans.  They could be deployed en masse to attack populations, or perhaps a specific target could be tagged with a chemotactic agent.  "Oh, I am so sorry sir!  I did not mean to spill my coffee on you!"

Or cybernetically modified cockroaches, loaded with biological agents, compelled by their implants to find human habiitations.  They could be attracted by, oh I don't know, human scent signature, wi-fi signals, maybe even a chemical marker placed surreptitiously on a target.  The cyber-roaches carry payloads that are individually harmless, but once enough of them congregate at the target the density is such that it is likely that a human will become infected and become Patient Zero in a human-to-human-spread pandemic.

Sweet dreams!

Nah. Pandemics are terrible ideas for state-to-state actions and warfare. In the long run, they're just too goddamn hard to control.

Well, we're talking about robot apocalypses here... so yeah, that's pretty much exactly what could happen. Or Skynet could read this thread and get the idea...

Really all Skynet needs to do is create nanobots that eat organic matter, there'd be nowhere to hide and no way to fight it.

[habrastorage.org image 450x250]


so e-bola instead of ebola?
 
2014-04-17 12:56:16 PM

Telos: Felgraf: Parthenogenetic: I just read Philip K Dick's short story "Nanny" last night, so I am getting a kick out of these replies.

http://www.unz.org/Pub/StartlingStories-1955q1-00050

sendtodave: nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.

This.

There is a mock up of a truly frightening attack robot of the future:  ·

Swarms of robo-mosquitoes with probosces laced with toxins or biological agents, programmed to seek out and sting humans.  They could be deployed en masse to attack populations, or perhaps a specific target could be tagged with a chemotactic agent.  "Oh, I am so sorry sir!  I did not mean to spill my coffee on you!"

Or cybernetically modified cockroaches, loaded with biological agents, compelled by their implants to find human habiitations.  They could be attracted by, oh I don't know, human scent signature, wi-fi signals, maybe even a chemical marker placed surreptitiously on a target.  The cyber-roaches carry payloads that are individually harmless, but once enough of them congregate at the target the density is such that it is likely that a human will become infected and become Patient Zero in a human-to-human-spread pandemic.

Sweet dreams!

Nah. Pandemics are terrible ideas for state-to-state actions and warfare. In the long run, they're just too goddamn hard to control.

Well, we're talking about robot apocalypses here... so yeah, that's pretty much exactly what could happen. Or Skynet could read this thread and get the idea...

Really all Skynet needs to do is create nanobots that eat organic matter, there'd be nowhere to hide and no way to fight it.

[habrastorage.org image 450x250]



Unless we program Skynet to have a sense of "badass" and it actually builds cool giant robots to destroy us.
 
2014-04-17 01:06:45 PM

nocturnal001: Telos: Felgraf: Parthenogenetic: I just read Philip K Dick's short story "Nanny" last night, so I am getting a kick out of these replies.

http://www.unz.org/Pub/StartlingStories-1955q1-00050

sendtodave: nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.

This.

There is a mock up of a truly frightening attack robot of the future:  ·

Swarms of robo-mosquitoes with probosces laced with toxins or biological agents, programmed to seek out and sting humans.  They could be deployed en masse to attack populations, or perhaps a specific target could be tagged with a chemotactic agent.  "Oh, I am so sorry sir!  I did not mean to spill my coffee on you!"

Or cybernetically modified cockroaches, loaded with biological agents, compelled by their implants to find human habiitations.  They could be attracted by, oh I don't know, human scent signature, wi-fi signals, maybe even a chemical marker placed surreptitiously on a target.  The cyber-roaches carry payloads that are individually harmless, but once enough of them congregate at the target the density is such that it is likely that a human will become infected and become Patient Zero in a human-to-human-spread pandemic.

Sweet dreams!

Nah. Pandemics are terrible ideas for state-to-state actions and warfare. In the long run, they're just too goddamn hard to control.

Well, we're talking about robot apocalypses here... so yeah, that's pretty much exactly what could happen. Or Skynet could read this thread and get the idea...

Really all Skynet needs to do is create nanobots that eat organic matter, there'd be nowhere to hide and no way to fight it.

[habrastorage.org image 450x250]


Unless we program Skynet to have a sense of "badass" and it actually builds cool giant robots to destroy us.


If they were smart enough to do that, the awesome looking ones would mostly just be husks, meant to look awesome and draw fire away from the capable units who will provide all their offense.

Note to self, in case of robot apocalypse with cool and lame looking robots, don't ignore the lame looking ones.
 
2014-04-17 01:11:07 PM
great.  some PR guy wrote the headline cuz it was WAY oversold on the fear clickbait.  they're neat looking but big whoop.  tons of stuff is neat looking.  but good job, PR guy cuz i clicked on it, mostly to confirm that it was indeed overselling it.
 
2014-04-17 01:13:42 PM

Nuclear Monk: The pilot will drive the mech from a cockpit located in the...er..cock.


Ihavethestrangestboner.jpg...
 
2014-04-17 01:25:38 PM

bloatboy: nocturnal001: Telos: Felgraf: Parthenogenetic: I just read Philip K Dick's short story "Nanny" last night, so I am getting a kick out of these replies.

http://www.unz.org/Pub/StartlingStories-1955q1-00050

sendtodave: nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.

This.

There is a mock up of a truly frightening attack robot of the future:  ·

Swarms of robo-mosquitoes with probosces laced with toxins or biological agents, programmed to seek out and sting humans.  They could be deployed en masse to attack populations, or perhaps a specific target could be tagged with a chemotactic agent.  "Oh, I am so sorry sir!  I did not mean to spill my coffee on you!"

Or cybernetically modified cockroaches, loaded with biological agents, compelled by their implants to find human habiitations.  They could be attracted by, oh I don't know, human scent signature, wi-fi signals, maybe even a chemical marker placed surreptitiously on a target.  The cyber-roaches carry payloads that are individually harmless, but once enough of them congregate at the target the density is such that it is likely that a human will become infected and become Patient Zero in a human-to-human-spread pandemic.

Sweet dreams!

Nah. Pandemics are terrible ideas for state-to-state actions and warfare. In the long run, they're just too goddamn hard to control.

Well, we're talking about robot apocalypses here... so yeah, that's pretty much exactly what could happen. Or Skynet could read this thread and get the idea...

Really all Skynet needs to do is create nanobots that eat organic matter, there'd be nowhere to hide and no way to fight it.

[habrastorage.org image 450x250]


Unless we program Skynet to have a sense of "badass" and it actually builds cool giant robots to destroy us.

If they were smart enough ...


This explains exactly why C3PO was so stupid looking yet so deadly.
 
2014-04-17 01:39:21 PM
The evolution of most modern mechs seems to be toward AMEE, from the movie Red Planet (which was terrible).  Does double duty as a killing machine or work horse, much like the current Boston Dynamics "Big Dog" series of prototypes.
 
2014-04-17 01:54:25 PM
actionagogo.com
thescientificworld.files.wordpress.com

SOON...
 
2014-04-17 02:35:39 PM
An 'ultimate robotic war machine' will never be bipedal. Too many other more stable configurations.
 
2014-04-17 02:57:38 PM

GameSprocket: This just adds to the irritation I felt with the lack of practicality I see when thinking about future combat. I just watched Pacific Rim on HBO, and even if I just accept the premise (if is sci-fi after all), that movie makes no damn sense. Are there any future-war movies that actually use practical machinery and tactics?

//I guess the Alien franchise doesn't go crazy


the only things Hollywood knows about war include Napoleonic firing lines, cavalry charges, pikemen, and lone swordsmen overcoming macross level dakka. Because superior skill can overcome a wall of hot uranium enriched lead.
 
2014-04-17 03:29:45 PM

2wolves: Very scary looking but not practical.


I was thinking the same thing.  There is a lot of wasted mass and unnecessary weak points added for aesthetic purposes.

On the other hand...computer game.
 
2014-04-17 04:08:53 PM

Parthenogenetic: I just read Philip K Dick's short story "Nanny" last night, so I am getting a kick out of these replies.

http://www.unz.org/Pub/StartlingStories-1955q1-00050

sendtodave: nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.

This.

There is a mock up of a truly frightening attack robot of the future:  ·

Swarms of robo-mosquitoes with probosces laced with toxins or biological agents, programmed to seek out and sting humans.  They could be deployed en masse to attack populations, or perhaps a specific target could be tagged with a chemotactic agent.  "Oh, I am so sorry sir!  I did not mean to spill my coffee on you!"

Or cybernetically modified cockroaches, loaded with biological agents, compelled by their implants to find human habiitations.  They could be attracted by, oh I don't know, human scent signature, wi-fi signals, maybe even a chemical marker placed surreptitiously on a target.  The cyber-roaches carry payloads that are individually harmless, but once enough of them congregate at the target the density is such that it is likely that a human will become infected and become Patient Zero in a human-to-human-spread pandemic.

Sweet dreams!


You guys still aren't thinking small enough. Nanites is where it will be at. Toner wars.
 
2014-04-17 05:09:25 PM

nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.


Think smaller. Imagine self replicating nanobots that consume the enemies tactical resources. Goodbye petroleum. Goodbye copper. Goodbye sunlight. Once the singularity happens, yhey'll consume all the world like a virus, not like some self aware supervillian.
 
2014-04-17 05:32:12 PM

Parthenogenetic: I just read Philip K Dick's short story "Nanny" last night, so I am getting a kick out of these replies.

http://www.unz.org/Pub/StartlingStories-1955q1-00050

sendtodave: nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.

This.

There is a mock up of a truly frightening attack robot of the future:  ·

Swarms of robo-mosquitoes with probosces laced with toxins or biological agents, programmed to seek out and sting humans.  They could be deployed en masse to attack populations, or perhaps a specific target could be tagged with a chemotactic agent.  "Oh, I am so sorry sir!  I did not mean to spill my coffee on you!"

Or cybernetically modified cockroaches, loaded with biological agents, compelled by their implants to find human habiitations.  They could be attracted by, oh I don't know, human scent signature, wi-fi signals, maybe even a chemical marker placed surreptitiously on a target.  The cyber-roaches carry payloads that are individually harmless, but once enough of them congregate at the target the density is such that it is likely that a human will become infected and become Patient Zero in a human-to-human-spread pandemic.

Sweet dreams!


I actually envision machines fighting machines; eventually culminating in a Sabergen style Berserker wipe out of life.

Agree to the whole thread, these machines while cool looking arent terribly practical, would think something alot less anthripomorphic will be likely
 
2014-04-17 05:34:17 PM

Emposter: 2wolves: Very scary looking but not practical.

I was thinking the same thing.  There is a lot of wasted mass and unnecessary weak points added for aesthetic purposes.

On the other hand...computer game.


The problem with making realistic killer robots is that they're boring. Plus, these robots are vaguely human so they make evil intent more believable. Lastly, because they have weak points and obvious flaws, they make victory more likely and we get to congratulate ourselves on being superior.

Tldr, stop complaining about unrealistic killer robots.
 
2014-04-17 10:10:57 PM

The Larch: nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.

Think smaller. Imagine self replicating nanobots that consume the enemies tactical resources. Goodbye petroleum. Goodbye copper. Goodbye sunlight. Once the singularity happens, yhey'll consume all the world like a virus, not like some self aware supervillian.


It is hard to say though. We are talking about an intelligence that is beyond our comprehension. Why is it a guarantee that such an intelligence would be malevolent? It could be benign or just indifferent. I care not for ants as long as they don't get in my way, and I do respect their value as part of the universe on some level.
 
2014-04-17 11:58:06 PM

Nuclear Monk: The pilot will drive the mech from a cockpit located in the...er..cock.
[actionagogo.com image 640x479]


The only prerequisite to pilot one of these is being a dick.
 
2014-04-18 12:08:11 AM

nocturnal001: The Larch: nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.

Think smaller. Imagine self replicating nanobots that consume the enemies tactical resources. Goodbye petroleum. Goodbye copper. Goodbye sunlight. Once the singularity happens, yhey'll consume all the world like a virus, not like some self aware supervillian.

It is hard to say though. We are talking about an intelligence that is beyond our comprehension. Why is it a guarantee that such an intelligence would be malevolent? It could be benign or just indifferent. I care not for ants as long as they don't get in my way, and I do respect their value as part of the universe on some level.


Well, let's say it sees us as ants and it wants to build a robot parking lot or something. Since we're just ants it paves over Boston and thousands of people die because it just didn't care. Except that humans do something ants don't (mostly) and organize, and hold grudges. So suddenly we're all swarming the robots houses and trying to hurt them. So now we're upgraded from ants to pests... and what do we do with pests? Oh yeah, kill them as much as possible.
 
2014-04-18 04:27:35 AM

Psylent1: Nuclear Monk: The pilot will drive the mech from a cockpit located in the...er..cock.
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The only prerequisite to pilot one of these is being a dick.


I'm not sure what that picture is supposed to be.  According to the game's website, the last human went extinct hundreds of years before.  The players are supposed to be an AI, not a person.
 
2014-04-18 11:08:18 AM

Telos: nocturnal001: The Larch: nocturnal001: Awesome art, but I figure the real killer robots will be tiny. Thousands of tiny smart missiles with human killing projectile capability would be the way to go, assuming some crazy advance in armor plating or shielding doesn't happen.

Think smaller. Imagine self replicating nanobots that consume the enemies tactical resources. Goodbye petroleum. Goodbye copper. Goodbye sunlight. Once the singularity happens, yhey'll consume all the world like a virus, not like some self aware supervillian.

It is hard to say though. We are talking about an intelligence that is beyond our comprehension. Why is it a guarantee that such an intelligence would be malevolent? It could be benign or just indifferent. I care not for ants as long as they don't get in my way, and I do respect their value as part of the universe on some level.

Well, let's say it sees us as ants and it wants to build a robot parking lot or something. Since we're just ants it paves over Boston and thousands of people die because it just didn't care. Except that humans do something ants don't (mostly) and organize, and hold grudges. So suddenly we're all swarming the robots houses and trying to hurt them. So now we're upgraded from ants to pests... and what do we do with pests? Oh yeah, kill them as much as possible.


Yeah that could happen. Though an AI intelligence probably wouldn't care about staying on earth. The cost of fighting humans would be more than just flying to Mars.
 
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