Mechs are possible vehicles in the upcoming game Starbound. Currently no information has been revealed other than the picture seen in the right corner. It will likely be used for combat and exploration. In the picture an item is seen on the mech that looks like a gun. It is likely that there will be many mechs that you can customize in many ways.
Mechs are likely to change the player's physical attributes, possibly making them faster or able to jump higher.