Want to build a battle robot!

I want to build something like a "Battlestar Galactica" Cylon or something like that, a robot that fights for me with weapons.
What do I need for this?
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A millionaire philanthropist to back you.
Cheers!
Chip Shults My robotics, space and CGI web page - http://home.cfl.rr.com/aichip
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Couldn't have said it better myself.
Tom

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I know they look really convincing on TV but the technology is still some way behind Hollywood. This would be a very ambitious project, your main problem will be keeping it upright without recourse to lead boots and a styrofoam body.
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Robin G Hewitt
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Well the smart ones on this group have had their say, but it's not clear to me how helpful their answers are.
I guess the point they are trying to make is that you are asking to solve what is, at the moment, a very difficult if not impossible problem.
But if you are a young person, as I suspect you are, then you may live to see such problems solved. And if you keep dreaming and working at it, you might very well be one of those involved in the solution.
One of the first major problems you need to be able to solve is that of bi-pedal locomotion.
Honda has been able to solve this problem and probably has the most advanced robot going. Of course after 16 years and, from what I hear, $100 million...
Check the web site here for more: http://world.honda.com/ASIMO /
In a somewhat different league, but still a bi-pedal is something called Dr. Robot: http://www.drrobot.com /
Still more $$$ than most people would care to spend.
But the original prototypes were made up with mini hobby servos. So this might be the sort of thing that you would want to try.
For a list of similar kinds of sites take a look at Android World: http://www.androidworld.com /
None of this of course addresses the question of your technical and financial ability.
If you want to learn more, you might try a book like Gordon McComb's "Robot Builder's Bonanza". It's a nice intro to some of the mechanical and electronic problems you will need to solve just to get something that walks on two legs.
There's more. SO much more. But the journey is a large part of the fun.
So have fun.
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All I can say is this: if he succeeds, Japan will beat a path to his door. ;-)
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