How would artificial muscles revolutionize warfare?

How would artificial muscles revolutionize warfare?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You mean pneumatic tubes? And before you say without the fluid wtf do you think blood is?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The sci-fi concept behind artificial muscles is something more lightweight than hydraulics/pneumatics.

      OP's pic for this garbage ai-generated prompt thread is from Battletech/Mechwarrior. The conceit of that setting is that artificial muscles make big stompy robots possible, although those robots are also almost ridiculously light for their size (another conceit in that the structure of these mechs themselves must be quite light).

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not sci-fi, we already have materials that imitate muscles, give it a decade and we'll have commercial products using them

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Doesn’t armored trooper votoms have a similar conceit?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't think ATV ever bothers to explain their mechs, they're just presented as a fact of military life. They also demonstrably are not special, just fast moving heavy weapons platforms that die in droves to conventional munitions like any other thin-skinned weapons carrier. Chirico demands more explanation than how the ATs work, really.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Looks like supplemental materials say the limbs move about with liquid filled artificial muscles. Such a cool series, hate magical special one of a kind mecha

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              What supplemental materials have you got? I would love a Votoms artbook, myself.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        IIRC mechs in battletech are made of lightweight alloys and are highly compartmentalized and hollow in many areas to allow for modular weapons and ammunition loadouts.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >modular weapons and ammunition loadouts.
          Only omnimechs are really modular. Battlemechs (the most common type) have hardwired systems and changing them out usually involves sending them back to the factory to get worked on.
          You can do some basic stuff in the field with a bit of know-how, like swapping a larget gun for a smaller one, swapping between two energy weapons of similar sizes, or flipping those back-mounted medium lasers to face forward so you actually have firepower worth a damn in your frontal arc.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >flipping those back-mounted medium lasers to face forward so you actually have firepower worth a damn in your frontal arc
            Does anyone actually use the back ones? I was surprised to learn than not only they exist, they're actually modeled on the minis.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              They're an absolute meme in almost all situations, if you're taking fire from both ahead and behind something has clearly gone very wrong.
              It's true in real life as well, if you compare the KV1 family members that had MGs on the back of the turret for some godforsaken reason. Completely worthless most of the time and a big weak point if anything gets a shot at the rear turret

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It depends I guess. If you're in a more developed area you'll definitely see the mass produced factory variants but if you live in some bumfrick anything goes area a lot of mechs get cannibalized. There usually is a hard limit based on design for weapons but secondary things like ammo, armor, etc can often be tinkered with if you have the right facilities. Its like working on cars, you can only do so much before you risk fricking up the whole thing by bolting on excess weight to the frame but a lot of the internal parts are supposed to be user serviceable allowing for a lot of options if you need to make 1 working mech out of a few wrecks.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Black person blood isn't a fricking hydraulic fluid and your muscles work in the opposite way of a pressurized system. The energy expenditure is in tensing up fibers, not fricking pressurizing to extend. To learn how this works, go get a rope and play around with it, and then use it to have a nice day.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Black person blood isn't a fricking hydraulic fluid
        Not with that attitude.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >blood isn't a fricking hydraulic fluid
        you underestimate my blood pressure

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Except in penis

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      More likely using electronic actuators which use shape memory materials
      For example

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      .t

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        beat me to it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is how I beat my arachnophobia.
        Now I picture them constantly tumbling around on poorly controlled floaty tubes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >blood actualizes muscles
      I don't know what you are, but you are certainly not human.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not really. Artificial myomers are based on biological muscle fibers, having a hell of a lot of instantaneous power and precision but limited range of motion.

      Hydraulics, by contrast, have excellent sustained strength but not quickness. You can easily lift things with hydraulics but you'll have a hard time jumping or throwing.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what is being slid?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lol. Did the battletech thread archive your precious ukie thread?

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Soldiers would become so grotesquely oversized with muscles that they wouldn't be able to fit through doors so warfare would have to return to rural areas. But they would all be dumber than joe rogan

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Haha that'd be so fricked up I wonder what their malformed corpulent masses of muscle would smell like haha probably pretty bad I would hate that future.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Go back >>>/tg/. We have already told you once before a few hours ago with your elemental post.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How would artificial muscles revolutionize warfare?
    The weight soldiers are expected to carry would greatly increase until they are once again over-encumbered.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Finally able to carry full gear without long term spine or muscle problems
      >Instead make everyone carry SAWs and even more magazines and spare plates
      Kek

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Finally able to carry full gear without long term spine or muscle problems
      >Instead make everyone carry SAWs and even more magazines and spare plates
      Kek

      This. Meanwhile, nips and durkas in pajamas and flip flops will keep doing their thing.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >And by "doing their thing" I mean "dying in droves"

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    T R I P L E
    S T R E N G T H
    M Y O M E R

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I always wondered how myomer overcame the massive amount of friction that would exist between the fibers. contracting the fibers would be like pulling apart two phone books with interleaved pages, but multiplied by factors of millions.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Better cutaway

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fell in love with the timby back in '96 and it's still my favorite today.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What's the point of a missile autoloader if it can't even store one full reload?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I bet you feel stupid.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Double heat sinks r nice, but where do clanners pee/poop?

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    all side effects and unforeseen consequences would render any entity dependent on pharmaceuticals and bankrupt
    the medical industry would make gorillions

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      for machines you stupid fricking science denying chud

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Can store missiles ANYWHERE on a mech
    I always found it strange how missiles in the legs can make their way to wherever the missile launchers are.

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