The human brain is both fragile and tends to be vulnerable to error. Machines are not.
About this creation
The machine mind is neither error-prone nor fragile, and can be relied upon to not become distracted by the futile thoughts of romance and peace that often ruin the minds of even the greatest of battlefield commanders.
Shortly after the Empire finished digesting its massive gains from the Great Depossession, it came to light that humans were more fragile than ever before imagined during the First Rebellion when unarmed civilians were able to disarm the finest of the Empire's shock infantry.
Disgusted by this event, the Imperial sub-governments of the worlds in question requested that a more efficient method of quelling rebellious citizens be developed.
Someone suggested sentient machines. This was too risky, as intelligent mechanoids ran the risk of defecting to a cause they considered superior. The decision was therefore made that the machine warriors of the Empire would be commanded by intelligent commanders, who would do their thinking for them. This method would be easier to control, and would also require less maintenance.
The Emperor himself gave his full support to the project, and success was therefore guaranteed.
As it turned out, traditional computers and servos would not be up to the task, and the aid of the Empire's greatest ally, the inhabitants of the world of Delta Pavonis IV, was enlisted.
By an interesting stroke of luck, it transpired that the K'naash'aal had developed an advanced bio-computer for orbital weapon control, but it was too expensive and powerful for the job.
Needless to say, the Empire leapt at the chance to shorten development times, and the later provision of some small but powerful actuators from the loading devices of a K'naash'aal heavy cruiser's gauss cannon arrays was another item that sped up development. The design itself was based on the earlier chassis, with a few typical K'naash'aal improvements, namely claws and aesthetic modifications based on K'naash'aal physiology. It was robust and fairly agile, and the addition of a pulse weapon to the left arm made it fairly lethal by itself.
The combat performance was what mattered, however, and results gleaned from the initial deployments proved most satisfactory. The type went into mass-production, and along with the later T-402 'Falcon' assault drone gave invaluable assistance, providing sterling service until shortly before the end.
Ok, just checking. I may post it in the future, but I'm having issues with the uploading system here on mocpages. If you want, I can email a picture(there's a link on my homepage). Btw, your new bot looks great!
Peace - Patrick
No, an inbuilt blocking system native to my isp prevents access to flickr, so I haven't seen anything on there since before I found mocpages. I don't know anything about a fragile, so.. if you can upload a picture to mocpages and direct me to the link, I'll have a look. Chances are, any similarities are caused by parallel evolution.
Looks a LOT like my FRAGIL posted over on flickr. Was it maybe an influence? If not, please have a look. Click the link to my flickr page from my home page. I think its the second to last post on the second page of my photostream. Thanks, nice work and I like the background info.
Peace - Patrick