« on: April 16, 2017, 10:17:20 PM »
I don't think it's a bad idea, with good electronics knowledge you can make a remote controlled robot, which would be hella useful for dealing with relatively stupid enemies. For the RC robots I'd like to focus on tiers of robots, with increasing skill and component requirements. For the brain upload thing, that would simply be a lab special, it's certainly not completely outside the bounds of super-science we've already established, but each robot body would probably be unique and unrepairable, and the way it works would have to be hard-coded.
What we already have is a RC car that you can strap a bomb to and detonate, I feel like the next step up would be a RC car with a gun on it that can blind fire, succesive versions would have more carrying capacity. A more advanced version would attach a camera to the sight and allow aimed firing. Effectively upgrading to an automatic turret that can fire is of course the next step, and at the same time vehicle turrets would have similar requirements for aiming.
This isn't actually much of a balance problem IMO, instead it would present an opportunity to add some requirements and resource drain around existing turrets, which are pretty much as bad for balance as these would be.