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I disagree about "just standing there". That's okay if you're standing on flat concrete - maybe. Trying to balance with heavy armour and weapons (which disturb the balance every time they are moved) is way beyond human muscle power. Balance and walking will need gyroscopic sensors to be in operation constantly. Also of course, heavy armour is going ...


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Standing still is the equivalent of autopilot If you're looking for an analog to putting a fighter jet on autopilot, you might consider standing still. In powered armor, standing still can require a lot of processing power. Balance is still a work in progress for robots, but the past decade has seen huge improvements. Think of it like hovering in a ...


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Different? what you should be asking yourself is, why have it manned at all? the cost of power armor troops is somewhere between 10 to 58 times that of a regular soldier. as seen Here, soldiers already expensive, however, something like the scouts from the film Chappie, would be roughly half the total cost of a single US army serviceman, which would be a ...


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There might be a chance to work, assuming nanomachines work. I'll call the mix of nano and micromachines just nanomachines for lazy reasons. The nanomachines are generally dumb things that do limited specific tasks. In groups, much like the brain, they can do incredible tasks. That being said, each individual machine is still a dumb thing, created to do ...


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Frame Challenge - The AI Isn't Important The expensive part of making a humanoid robot isn't the tech inside them helping them walk (computers and gyroscopes are cheap) but the actuators and power supplies. You're taking probably the least expensive (in production terms) bit out of the robot. A tremendous amount of development money is spent coming up with ...


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Not Really You mentioned a "nature god", which makes me assume that magic is in play for the "enemy" nanomachines, allowing them to cheat all of the normal rules about why nanomachines don't really work. The Sparagmos appears to be entirely technological, however, which means that they're fighting an unfair battle, since considerations ...


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Your Nanites could produce an accelerated entropy field. They absorb the energy directly from material for their operation. Since they exist at a molecular level, they absorb energy at an atomic level. This accelerates aging of organic material. Accelerates decay of inorganic material.


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You probably forgot that people in Europe have been burning witches for centuries despite nobody having really seen any witchcraft, or persecuting minorities based on unverified rumors heard through the grapevine. This is the very same case. Just spread a rumor based on something remotely concrete, like a clockwork killing a man, have it inflated until it ...


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They are already real and in use. Sort of. Drones They are not fully autonomous (yet), and require some level of remote control, but they are already partially autonomous. The reason they are not fully autonomous already is more of an ethical/political/strategic issue than a technological one. Lots and lots of (relatively) cheap and mass-produced tiny ...


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To be quite honest to The actual shape Of A-war robot doesn't have to be that complicated While the exact shape may vary depending on function You could probably replace the average soldier with something really simple like a gun on tracks Example https://www.popsci.com/article/technology/robots-may-replace-one-fourth-us-combat-soldiers-2030-says-general/


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EMP nanites: The premise here is that some place has been seeded with self-replicating (grey goo-like) nanites who's function is a bit like tiny capacitors. Maybe they consume chemical energy from the environment, or perhaps a nanite no longer replicating behaves like a tiny solar panel. They each make a new nanite, then store excess energy. I don't know ...


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Tachikoma? The tachikoma spider tanks from the anime Ghost in the Shell is sort of what you are looking for. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tachikoma. They are machines piloted by their own artificial intelligence. The article describes them in details and I have seen episodes where tanks are characters that speak in squeaky voices. Truly I think their ...


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I think you need to give us a lot more on the manufacturing capabilities of the states involved. Right now that's science fiction. So we need to know what can they do and what can't they do. For example a tank with plasma guns, detachable drones, and auto repair function, and anti air craft capabilities. seems like the perfect fighting machine. It can engage ...


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They home in on areas of gas movement, and occlude those areas. Your grey goo can sense gas movement, and especially gas different from ambient temperature. The nanobots move towards areas of gas movement. When they reach such an area they pack in, occluding movement of the gas. They are attracted as long as there is moving gas. This means the exhaust of ...


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