Where's this in Traveller? They built a wearable robot tail that increases your balance.

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Moppy
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Where's this in Traveller? They built a wearable robot tail that increases your balance.

Postby Moppy » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:05 am

Must be hard making a sci-fi game. Every 6 months "we need a new equipment book"

video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr1-IhEhXYQ

paper https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3338573

For most mammals and vertebrate animals, tail plays an important role for their body providing variant functions to expand their mobility, or as a limb that allows manipulation and gripping. In this work, Arque, we propose an artificial biomimicry-inspired anthropomorphic tail to allow us alter our body momentum for assistive, and haptic feedback applications. The proposed tail consists of adjacent joints with a spring-based structure to handle shearing and tangential forces, and allow managing the length and weight of the target tail. The internal structure of the tail is driven by four pneumatic artificial muscles providing the actuation mechanism for the tail tip. Here we highlight potential applications for using such prosthetic tail as an extension of human body to provide active momentum alteration in balancing situations, or as a device to alter body momentum for full-body haptic feedback scenarios.

edit: Wow, heavy censorship on this forum.

Can get +1 DEX, and can get a tail. Just not in the same device.
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Re: Where's this in Traveller? They built a wearable robot tail that increases your balance.

Postby Pyromancer » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:10 pm

It's in the Aslan book, IIRC.
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Re: Where's this in Traveller? They built a wearable robot tail that increases your balance.

Postby Moppy » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:09 pm

I don't have the fur folio.
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Re: Where's this in Traveller? They built a wearable robot tail that increases your balance.

Postby Old School » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:40 pm

Yep, tail augments are in the Mongoose Aslan Sourcebook from ten years ago, as well as the more recent 2nd edition.
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Re: Where's this in Traveller? They built a wearable robot tail that increases your balance.

Postby Condottiere » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:08 pm

Image

Provides increased ballast and balance for ninja run.

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