Re: [gundam] Mobile suit mechanics


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Sat, 13 Mar 1999 01:46:05 +0800


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-----Original Message-----
From: Doc <figureight@pacific.net.ph>
To: gundam@aeug.org <gundam@aeug.org>
Date: Friday, March 12, 1999 10:44 PM
Subject: [gundam] Mobile suit mechanics

>Just a query on how mobile suit pilots control their machines. Mobile
>suits closely mimic actual human movement. Is this programmed into the
>suit itself (as in, press a button marked "draw beam sabre" and the MS
>will automatically reach backward and grab the sabre's hilt)? Or do the
>pilots have to supply the actual reflexes for MS to act (ala the
>"neural-interface" used in Robotech/Macross or servos like those used in
>Daimos)?
>
>The fact that the suits hold their weapons with hands seems a
>impractical redundancy especially considering the added effort needed to
>program the necessary moves/reflexes into the suit's computers. But
>having the weapons built-in to the suit's structure (ala Battletech or
>Robotech Destroids) will limit MS flexibility to combat situations.
>
>Now assuming MS designs had other things in mind than combat (which we
>do see in the shows--mobile suits helping in rescue attempts,
>reconstruction, etc.), that would make programming them even more
>tedious--you would have to imagine every conceivable motion/movement
>situation that the MS might enter.
>
>Would skip the need for explanations if pilots actually thought their
>machines through the motions.
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