Whether it’s Battletech, Aliens, Star Wars, or Pacific Rim, sci-fi is obsessed with mechanized suits of armor. One would think that with the advancements in AI, robots and drones, the push would be for automated robots to fight our battles for us. Surprisingly, this is not the case. It turns out Russia, Japan, and even the U.S. has money invested in military grade human-piloted, mechanized war robots. Listen as talk about the uselessness of robot legs, the need for lots of rockets, and of course how foam would make the ideal addition to any mech.