Originally Posted by Dracheous
Why not just have a target on top with some sort of spring loaded arm that when the target falls back/forward it lights up a red siren light and kills power to the vehicles weapon? Does leave the sides open, but if someone was to flank it and push down this "arm" it would be the same as someone running up and putting a charge on it? Much like we do for large vehicles?
A strike plate mounted at all sides ... If it gets hit.. it kills the power.
You could have the same mechanism on all parts of the robot too... mounted on the gun, the camera, the tracks... so it's more realistic.