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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:05 pm Reply with quote
Transform without killing the occupants? Go for it!
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_Cyphon_



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:58 pm Reply with quote
The transformation is so painfully slow though. I could just imagine someone using this being soaked in the rain waiting for it to become car form.
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EricJ2



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:11 pm Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:
Transform without killing the occupants? Go for it!


I'm just picturing all those disasters the Macross City folk had to go through when the SDF-1 had to transform, only on a smaller scale.
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Metalraptor



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:54 pm Reply with quote
It would be a wise move for them to include several sensors to detect whether or not a person is in the car at the time, that would prevent the transformation, otherwise they'll have a really nasty cleanup job on their hands, not to mention lawsuit.
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:01 pm Reply with quote
Metalraptor wrote:
It would be a wise move for them to include several sensors to detect whether or not a person is in the car at the time, that would prevent the transformation, otherwise they'll have a really nasty cleanup job on their hands, not to mention lawsuit.


Or they can be like the SDF-1 and issue a vocal warning and flashing lights prior to any transformation.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:15 pm Reply with quote
I just hope that the robot will have built-in warning sensors of some sort to prevent transformation while someone's in the vehicle so that the risk of someone being severely injured or worse is non-existent or, if not that, at least minimal.
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ParaChomp



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And so it begins, a war that will spread across the cosmos...
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Wrangler



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:01 pm Reply with quote
Pretty neat.

I wonder what they'll get if they accomplish their goal? Technology front this effort would be interesting to see put into action.

To make it into a full-scale car will be challenging. especially if they go all-electric, hybrid motor could work and provide more power than having all-electric design though.
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