is there a possibility of existence of war mobile suits in the future?

mobile suits are giant robots that use solar energy as an energy source,
however their size are too big , such a thing is not 100 percent scientifically denied , but what do u think ?

The solar energy bit is the main issue.
The solar power one can expect to get is 1400 W per m^2.
At high noon. On the equator. When there is no cloud.
That is 1.877 hp per m^2. Assuming that this square meter is facing the sun. And no cloud.
Now expand to a giant robot, assume that it is 10 m tall, and 2 m wide (or about the size of a large car), and you can hope to have a solar energy gathering surface of 20 m^2, for a mere 37 hp.
That is 1/3 the power of an average automobile.
And that assumes your solar collectors are 100% efficient, which they are not (the best ones are around 30%), so in actual fact you end up with about 12 hp to move a large-car sized robot around.
Want to make the robot larger?
Double its size in all directions and you multiply its solar gathering surface by 4. But all things being equal, you have increased the robot mass by a factor of 8, so you have half as much power to move a ton of robot as you did with the half sized robot.
If there is ever something like a battle robot in the future, it is not likely to be solar powered… that is unless the solar power is gathered at a recharging station, instead of being captured by cells on the robot surface.

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5 thoughts on “is there a possibility of existence of war mobile suits in the future?

  1. I think that it is a possibility. There has actually been some research done on this subject in Japan, I think. They created a suit that enhanced the physical strength of the subject in the suit. However i do not know what the outcome of the research was. It may have been to expensive to continue or just had some bugs in the program.
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  2. I think I have no idea what you are talking about. Could you provide more information and possibly ask a question?
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  3. The solar energy bit is the main issue.
    The solar power one can expect to get is 1400 W per m^2.
    At high noon. On the equator. When there is no cloud.
    That is 1.877 hp per m^2. Assuming that this square meter is facing the sun. And no cloud.
    Now expand to a giant robot, assume that it is 10 m tall, and 2 m wide (or about the size of a large car), and you can hope to have a solar energy gathering surface of 20 m^2, for a mere 37 hp.
    That is 1/3 the power of an average automobile.
    And that assumes your solar collectors are 100% efficient, which they are not (the best ones are around 30%), so in actual fact you end up with about 12 hp to move a large-car sized robot around.
    Want to make the robot larger?
    Double its size in all directions and you multiply its solar gathering surface by 4. But all things being equal, you have increased the robot mass by a factor of 8, so you have half as much power to move a ton of robot as you did with the half sized robot.
    If there is ever something like a battle robot in the future, it is not likely to be solar powered… that is unless the solar power is gathered at a recharging station, instead of being captured by cells on the robot surface.
    References :

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