pfc design notes 007 - Algean Robot Design?
I don't have firm ideas about the design of the lumbering automata, so I'm open to suggestions and ideas. Here, I illustrate my original idea of a sort of jellyfish inspired design. It's ghostly, with a transparent spherical body, and glowing tentacles scrunched up inside suggesting "brains" or "guts".
This sort of design is vaguely like themselves, but not really. I mean...look at the Space Shuttle's manipulator arm. It's sort of like a human arm, but it's very long and spindly. The required functionality dictates its details. These robots have long spingly manipulator tentacles, rather different in proportions and number than the pentapod Algeans. The spherical body is simply the most efficient shape for containing stuff.
Does that sound good?
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