Thursday, August 2, 2012

Robots with Lasers

Laser weapon wielding battle robot!

It's got a couple of tanks of liquid fuel around the torso, which is fed to a bunch of direct chemical to electrical energy fuel cells. The charge is then sent via a super conducting cable to the laser rifle, which has a stabilised emitter array and can laser-tattoo a cock and balls onto the face of an enemy soldier at a range of 15km, or burn a 5cm hole through his head, depending on the settings.

This guy was painted for the newly released book Nuthin but Mech from DSP, go buy a copy! It's filled with rad robots, from shit hot artists like Feng Zhu, Christian Pearce, Elliot Lilly, and nearly 40 others.


The laser weapon itself is a pulse or burn type, so it can be effective against soft and hard targets. The rear leg is servo driven so the gun can be placed on the ground or suitable surface, and controlled with the detachable interface. The high powered camera sight, in coordination with the stabilised beam emitter means that multiple targets can be tracked and targeted, and all destroyed with the push of a button. I wanted to design a 'functional' laser weapon, that uses the unique properties of beam weapons to its advantage, and looks like a laser, ie: a big cylinder.

19 comments:

  1. Awesome design man. Especially love the arm.

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  2. Rad bol! was rad seeing this one change over time, and the painting here owns boss!

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  3. I just finished reading the book Robopocalypse and it was your designs that I pictured while reading through the story. Your work is so believable, like these thing exist, we just won't see them in the public space for another ten years. Good stuff.

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  4. Does the selector switch actually have the words "cock and balls" or is it more of an icon?

    Totally BADASS man. Favourtie thing I've seen of yours in some time, and that's saying something :)

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  5. Fantastic stuff as usual. I love the way you did the artificial muscles.
    Are there more of your illustrations in the book? I'll have to get that.

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  6. Cheers!
    Hey Matty, that's a little touch screen controller that unlcips from the side, so you can draw any tattoo you like! Limited only by your imagination, which in this robots case is hopefully pretty limited...

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  7. That's just effing' great. Coolest functional looking laser weapon since Otomo's design from Akira but the remote control function with servo monopod is a great idea since lasers have no recoil. Very slick bipod design too...must grab the Mech book sometime...

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  8. Yes this is the awesomeness I have been looking for! :D

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  9. Aww yes! I love your bipedal mechs! The organic inspired arms/neck you've got here do a great contrast against the flat artificiality of the head. Reminds me a little of the Gecko in MGS4.

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  10. Man, that is without a doubt one of your most brilliant combat droid designs to date. I am a fan of your work by the way. Is there any possible way I can convince you to render some more drawings of this robot from different viewpoints so I can take a closer look at it's design? Some day I would like to be the Steve Jobs of robotics. In other words, not an engineer but a dreamer who hires actual engineers to bring his vision to life. :D

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    1. By the way, I bought Nothin but Mech the instant I read that your design was in the book. The book arrived at my office this morning! :D

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  11. Hi Aaron.

    Really loving your stuff. Do you freelance at all?

    I can't seem to find a way of contacting you privately...

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  12. Hi Aaron, do you have any email to contact you? I´m a 3d artist.

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  13. You've got some fans out there yo!
    http://cghub.com/images/view/414894/

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