The Neural Imprint and Mapping System is a device used for generating digital maps and copies of mecha pilots' neural pathways.
About this creation
Developed through a joint effort by ZX Industries and the top scientists employed by the Japanese government, the Neural Imprint and Mapping System (NIMS) is a tool designed to aid in the development and piloting of mechanoids.
Basically, the NIMS was designed as a means of working around a known issue with the currently designed neural interface: sometimes the interface cannot interpret a pilot's thought commands.
The NIMS is a simulated reality device that presents a pilot with many scenarios several times and records the pilot's responses. The recorded responses are then interpreted and compiled into a neural 'map' that's downloaded into the mechanoid's computer for use by the neural interface.
The map serves to improve the mechanoid's reaction quality. When the pilot gives a thought command, the interface looks for the command in the map and if it finds it, executes the detailed actions. This is useful, especially since not every person thinks the same way even with basic things like walking.
Because of the amount of detail NIMS neural maps (can) contain, the Japanese government is looking into using these maps to generate artificial combat intelligences (ACIs) to make mechanoid combat an unmanned war front. Progress on the creation of such a thing is unknown as of yet.
The NIMS open. The seat isn't very comfortable. Would it kill them to at least give users a pillow?
Rear shot of the NIMS open. The panel that arcs over when the NIMS is closed is the computer system that displays scenarios and records responses. It's also responsible for monitoring the user's vitals. It's not all too uncommon for a user to suddenly become claustrophobic or get a panic attack.
Our friend Hayato sitting in the seat, readying himself to demonstrate the NIMS.
The NIMS closed with Hayato in the seat. The translucent encasing is a holographic monitor that displays scenario information.
Side-rear shot of the NIMS closed with Hayato inside.
This isn't really meant to be anything fancy or well done, just something I put together out of some odd parts, spare plates, and pieces of my Sky Guardian which has met its demise so that my next epic mechanoid can live.