"Battlefield Bots" for #MarchofRobots2018 (DRWG21-24)
Expanding on my previous urban environment-based "Death Bots", I'd decided to delve into battle field robots for this run of "March of Robots" sketches - whose theatre of operations were within a battle zone, deployed from HQ.
They would be autonomous mobile units, each with specific functions, but had the necessary A.I. to guide them thru obstacles, read the layout of the land, react instinctively to the soldiers needs and situation. Their self-preservation module is disabled beyond needing to deliver their packages, and beyond that is robot-yeah, as far as they are concerned.
I've Instagrammed them as a slideshow with no description, but will expand upon their roles and functions here...
DRWG21 - COMBAT FIELD MEDIC (C.F.M.)
Diagnose medical conditions and prescribe treatment, with minimal medical supplies contained within its form, with full medical support provided by accompanying mobile units.
DRWG22 - EQUIPMENT & AMMO TRANSPORT UNIT (E.A.T.U.)
Essentially a copier for ammo from ammo-point/HQ to soldier or camp in the field, contained with its blast-n-bullet-proof chassis are bullets, rounds, and bombs (grenades). They do not have a "kamikaze function" where they can ramp into an object and explode itself (against the War Convention dictated in the later part of the 22nd Century) .. now THAT, is the function of another mobile war unit :p
DRWG23 - MOBILE FIELD BOMB (M.F.B.)
Essentially a bomb on wheels. Imagine a water-mine, but running on a giro system, on land, with its textured hull acting as the "wheel (surface)". Short distance mobility, but its robot mission is to sort and pinpoint targets to be bombed, most times va remote control (which the robot "hate"), but the consciousness programmed into these grunts cause worry even to their home team, as they've proved to be maniacs with "group kamikaze tendencies".
DRWG24 - MOBILE PERSONAL FIELD BARRIER (M.P.F.B.)
A personal barrier, that when deployed, serves to provide a protect barrier for (individual) soldiers from gun-fire in the field, and as well provide short range surveillance information for the immediate area of the theatre of operations. It relays information and mission briefs, but are not communicable to HQ, unless it is a last message attempt (aka self-destruction imminent).