GE Walking Truck – Cybernetic Anthropomorphous Machine (CAM)

My love of robots is not well hidden, mechs in particular. Seeing this Cybernetic Anthropomorphous Machineu (CAM) from the early 70s, late 60s, makes me think of what could have been. We were right there to having a path to using mechs in the military. The strain from operating it could now be taken away by computers doing the calculations which could also lead to faster more precise movement. Internally, combustible engines could be replaced by mini nuclear reactors to provide nearly inexhaustible power. With those two hurdles solved you could add in some lasers and easily have a MechWarrior. Sadly, I think that time has passed and we’re now aligned with the use of powered armor and cybernetic enhancements – which is still pretty damn awesome.

Matt Scott is an experienced gamer, zombie survivalist, and lover of all things robot. He firmly believes that games are one of the ultimate ways to bring people together to learn, teach, and grow. You can follow him on Twitter

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