huzernayme t1_isx47xd wrote

Ok, I see now. The discussion is limited to robots that walk on 4 legs and tracks are not allowed. In that case, you could just scale up the 4 legged thing to allow enough power to carry armor. There are some companies with mech like robots large and powerful enough to carry the wieght. Electronics have been everywhere from underwater to outerspace so I don't think fragility is the issue, we know how to protect them.


huzernayme t1_isvy11w wrote

Why would you think that? They have 'delicate' components because it doesn't make sense and is not safe to do research on something like an autonomous tank with deadly weapons. They also are focusing on actually getting a baseline robot working before a robotic war machine. You dont start with the robotic war machine first. You can take what you learn on small scales and apply it to larger robots that can carry armor, or just retrofit a tank to be autonomous.