ROMP: A remote-controlled paintballin' battle-bot

The ROMP, or Remotely Operated Mobile Platform, is a remote-controlled unit designed to be cheap and versatile. Designer Chris Rogers built it to be able to carry out reconnaissance, bomb investigation and remote detonation, and combat missions — and it looks like he created a great buddy to have in a paintball match as well.

Sadly both the WROMP (the armed version) pictured above and the ROMP are just prototypes, as we'd love to see the WROMP tear it up. Still, it's so simple you could probably build it yourself with the right know-how: all you need is a remote-controlled platform, a paintball gun, and a firing mechanism.

Check out the gallery below for more of Chris Roger's ROMP.