Topic: Robot Gladiator
Background: As a lot of the suggestions in the suggestions thread are about various kinds of robots I thought it might be a good idea to make a topic out of it .
The idea behind this is simple. Take a Roman gladiator fight and project it a couple of centuries in the future. Instead of human against human its robot against robot. They fight in an arena 500 meters across with a forcefield around it to protect the public from flying shrapnell and detonations. Winner is the robot last standing.
There are, as with gladiotors, different classes of robots: the main classes are robots with ballistic weapons and robots with melee weapons, but there are a lot of subclasses with more subtle differences. Fights between 2 different classes are the most interesting to watch, but these are often difficult to match.
There are few limitations, but those limitations that exist are quite important: No use of nuclear weapons is allowed, nor are nuclear powerplants (for obvious reasons). The robots must be be no larger than 20m high and 6m wide, as they have to fit through the entrance to the arena floor. No human in the public may be harmed during the fights by a robot (what the public does amongst itself is something else entirely).
Robot Gladiator fights are comparable to today's Formula 1: everyone tries to get the best material and technological advantages on his/her side to win.
1. Design a Robot Gladiator.
2. Stick to the rules for the robots, so no superbombs or whatever.
3. Description is not needed but always nice
Deadline: Sunday September 23 2007