Hello Guys, Introduction: I've seen the Talon Robot Series and I like them and the idea a lot. But there also some disadvantages of the system. One I think is the high price, at around 200k $. Which in my eyes declines the main advantage of a robot, which is being expendable compared to human soldiers. High price robot is still more expendable than a human of course. The technology on board is worth the money, but most applications don't need night vision at 1000m or other features. This why I got the idea of making an own platform a lot cheaper at around 10K $ which I would also consider more effective. I wanna a show you my basic ideas. And want to discuss about the idea with you. Photo Talon: Basic Ideas: Chassis: Tracked, at roughly the same dimensions of the Talon Swords, but I think a tracked one with a good suspension wourld do fine. Material should be metal or a poly which do not crack or brake if shot (multiple). Should be able to still apss thorugh doors. Mobility: I think speed is an important factor on many ways. Finding cover, chasing, etc. So I find 15km/h is the minimum, nice would be 20-25, perfect would be 30+. Range should be configurable with adding battery packs, some need not a large range (law enforcement) some do (military). So maybe varieying from 20km to 50-100 depending on configuration. It should be able to climb the large stairs common in large building, like public buildings. Older and smaller houses often got a type of stairs which I do not think it is possible to climb by such a vehicle without modification (CG is teh problem). Arnament: I favor an AR 15 with a 100rd or 150rd Mag because of its light weight and it is quite common. Others should be possible too, like LMGs and additional or instead breaching tools. Electronics: I favor a too camera layout, one for aiming on the gun, and one overview cam mounted a bit higher with teh ability to turn it 360 independently from the rest of the weapon. An microphone is also nice maybe multiple ones to track gun fire. Control: Normal PC components would do just fine, nothing too special and a simple control layout for easy and instictive controls. Maybe using sattelite transmission, so operators from far away can control them. Possible scenario: 10 positions to defende, standby robos on all positions if alarm the operator group can take control and fight. One group for 10 positions. Armour: As learned from panzer warfare, "mobility-firepower-armour" I would suggest armouring the lower chassis in NJ III(a) and in a heavier version NJ IV. Maybe also armour for the gun part. This will highly decease losses and damage to the vehicle. Additional Ideas/Upgrades: Deep Wading / Marine: Improved water Protection of all electronic parts, rust-free bearings and swimming antenna (water deflects radio signals a lot) for amphibous operations. Carrier/transporter: Special heavy duty to transport soldiers backpacks. Long-Range kit: Carrier vehicle with gasoline engine tranporting the fighting vehicle over long distances whiel its still fully fightable. So I am interested in your opinion about this idea, and also if there is a market for a small series. Sry for my english I am not a native english speaker.