L.E.O.N Robot

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jedion357
November 3, 2019 - 5:50am
Working title: Demolitions Bot
Light Esplosive & Ordinance Neutralization Bot or Leon

FE#3: Tin can or small robot body- 1,200 Cr  50kg  STA 50
Movement mode: tracked or hover althought compressed air is possible for zero g environments

Equpiment: demolitions scanner, LOD rifle, water disrupter, Type A parabattery
Toxyrad Guage
Programs: Ordinance disposal program 700 Cr - tells bot how to go about disposing of various types of ordinance and explosives in a safe a manner as possible and enables the use of the demolitions scanner the water cannon.
This includes how to use the LOD rifle (Laser Ordinance Disposal rifle) as a tool but not as a weapon ie it lacks the programing to attack or defend itself.

Mission: Neutralize designated ordiance or explosives or all ordinance and explosives within a designated area under the direction of an Operator
Function 1: defines who an operator is with either specific personnel files or anyone wearing specific uniform.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!
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jedion357
November 3, 2019 - 5:55am
Need to total up the cost of evrything on this robot once we have solid numbers on the LOD rifle and wate disrupter
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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jedion357
November 3, 2019 - 6:04am
Oh yeah, Level 2 or 3 service robot.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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JCab747
November 3, 2019 - 10:45am
Thanks for designing this! Yes, it will do nicely!
Joe Cabadas

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jedion357
November 3, 2019 - 2:21pm
Yeah I figured that I'd wait for you to finish your things that go boom article on demolitions and then pair this as one page filler article once I come up with an illustration.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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Shadow Shack
November 3, 2019 - 2:22pm
Toss in a Computer Link program so it can be remote operated by the Langdon Optimal Integrated System computer. Always remember that LOIS sits on the secret. ;)

Seriously though a computer link program is a wise addition for such a 'bot.
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jedion357
November 3, 2019 - 5:19pm
Shadow Shack wrote:
Toss in a Computer Link program so it can be remote operated by the Langdon Optimal Integrated System computer. Always remember that LOIS sits on the secret. ;)

Seriously though a computer link program is a wise addition for such a 'bot.


Good Call.

I also thought that the robotic remote control that was included in Mutiney on the EM would be idea for an operator to control on site.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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JCab747
November 3, 2019 - 6:43pm
Yes, the computer link should be standard equipment for such a model.

And the robotic remote control is another device that would be useful, especially if the character doesn't have a body-comp with the Robo-Link progit.


Joe Cabadas

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JCab747
January 24, 2020 - 7:12pm
Tom (aka Jedion): Are you going to turn this into a sidebar story for the magazine? If not, I'll draft a version with your name on it. It would work with one of my submissions.
Joe Cabadas

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jedion357
January 25, 2020 - 6:01am
JCab747 wrote:
Tom (aka Jedion): Are you going to turn this into a sidebar story for the magazine? If not, I'll draft a version with your name on it. It would work with one of my submissions.


Sure, I forgot about this. be sure to include the computer link option that shadowshack suggested. Keep it as an optional upgrad though. No doubt police departments in places like Port Loren or Maze would have the computer link option however a sherrif's department on a light population world may not. Also we need to reference the LOD rifle's location unless its being published with this.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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jedion357
January 25, 2020 - 6:03am
this robot actually allows you to run a game where a demolitions expert really should be part of the team but isn't. Robotics expert becomes the bomb guy through the agency of this bot.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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KRingway
January 27, 2020 - 11:07pm
Remember that there's a remote survey robot in 'Mutiny on the Eleanor Moraes' that could act as a template. You'd have to scale down the design for this robot, of course. I could rustle up some artwork for this too :)

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JCab747
January 28, 2020 - 7:46am
KRingway wrote:
Remember that there's a remote survey robot in 'Mutiny on the Eleanor Moraes' that could act as a template. You'd have to scale down the design for this robot, of course. I could rustle up some artwork for this too :)


You bet.
Joe Cabadas

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KRingway
January 30, 2020 - 1:56am
I'm guessing that it needs arms and various 'hands' as tools?

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JCab747
January 31, 2020 - 8:12pm
KRingway wrote:
I'm guessing that it needs arms and various 'hands' as tools?
 

Since this is based on Tom Verreault's light body robot -- aka the "tin can" type, such as an R2 unit -- it has one manipulator arm standard and you can purchase up to one more manipulator arm. I think for this to be useful, it should have two manipulators.

I'm writing up a draft of a story for it.
Joe Cabadas

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KRingway
February 3, 2020 - 11:08pm
Okay, I can think of a pic to go with it.

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KRingway
February 4, 2020 - 7:37am
Here's a quick scribble - is this on the the right lines? It seems to me that maybe a hover option is better than tracks, because of stairs, things on the outside of tall buildings, etc.


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KRingway
February 4, 2020 - 1:41pm
Or maybe something a bit more compact:


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KRingway
February 5, 2020 - 5:18am
Or something more 1980s :D


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jedion357
February 5, 2020 - 6:12am
I like the 1980s aesthetic. Actually all of the pics look good

I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

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KRingway
February 5, 2020 - 6:48am
Yeah, I think I like the 80s one too. I think I may do a slightly different version along those lines. Once you've picked one you like I can rustle up a colour pic for the article.

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KRingway
February 5, 2020 - 10:38am

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JCab747
February 7, 2020 - 2:59pm
OOOO! Nice. I'll have to alter some of the descriptions I've been working on to match these.... At least, when I can get back to finishing the article up. It is about half done...or half baked... at the moment.

Several of these appear to be hover robots... not a bad idea. The tracked version isn't bad either. 
Joe Cabadas

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JCab747
February 7, 2020 - 3:00pm
And I am writing the story under Tom V.'s name, since he originated the idea.

Joe Cabadas

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KRingway
February 7, 2020 - 11:45pm
I can get the design to match the text. WRT hovering, it seemed to me that this was the best option in terms of mobility. After all, there might be situations where tracks might not be useable - i.e. what if there's a bomb on a roof of a tall building and the elevator and stairs are out?

However, I also was wondering whether the robot could be modular in terms of the way if gets around. Maybe it's lower portion is interchangeable: hover system, tracks, waterjets (assuming it can go underwater, which IMHO is useful), zero-G grapple feet/vacuum thrusters, etc.

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JCab747
February 8, 2020 - 9:15am
KRingway wrote:
I can get the design to match the text. WRT hovering, it seemed to me that this was the best option in terms of mobility. After all, there might be situations where tracks might not be useable - i.e. what if there's a bomb on a roof of a tall building and the elevator and stairs are out?

However, I also was wondering whether the robot could be modular in terms of the way if gets around. Maybe it's lower portion is interchangeable: hover system, tracks, waterjets (assuming it can go underwater, which IMHO is useful), zero-G grapple feet/vacuum thrusters, etc.
 

Yes, modular designs would be good.

I suppose I could design several series of robots from the budget-minded to the more advanced. I was just going to do the level 3 LEON and a level 4 version. But, the illustrations you provided could just be models offered by competing companies! 

The big thing I just have to do is spend some time figuring out equipment costs and total equipment weight for the different models. I'll post the rough draft here soon.
Joe Cabadas

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iggy
February 8, 2020 - 10:38am
Limbs attached too front facing limits the mechanical ability to lift and manipulate objects.  Better to be more side mounted.  Or, an extra joint can be added so the arms can reach around objects for more secure grappling. 

I like the second image above that is round.  Makes it a bit  like a tank turret if it can dock with a tread base.  That would be more of a military ordinance disposal feel to it.  Civilians might not like that look in a city, too intimidating, so the hover version is more common there.
-iggy

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KRingway
February 10, 2020 - 12:22am
I have a few other doodles that have side-mounted arms.

As for having to write up several design types, I think for simplicity's sake it'd be better just to have one design.

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KRingway
February 11, 2020 - 4:55am
Some ideas for a modular system - by default, the robot can hover and fly. Depending on other needs it can be fitted with:

  • a 4-wheeled base. A set of tracks can be attached to the wheels for rougher terrain.
  • magnetic clamps and a thruster pack for working in a vacuum.
  • a jetpack to move the robot underwater or similar liquids.