Note: The following information is based on older beta versions of Starbound, and does not represent the recent 1.3 SpaceFarer Mech update.
Mechs are vehicles that will aid the player with transportation and combat, due to weapons mounted on their frames. The four known Mechs are the Human, Glitch, Hylotl, and Apex Mechs. The Mech Blueprint can be acquired from High-Tech Chests; using this item will unlock the tech to summon a mech. Players (of each race) with the Mech tech equipped can press F to spawn the mech. The mech has a tiny jump and does 10 damage currently in v. Angry Koala. Players can still take fall damage with the mech equipped. There are currently two glitches: sometimes a mech's legs will not appear to some players and the bullets will only do 1 damage. The human mech can be found in high-tech chests, and the apex mech can only be obtained through cheating as of now. A glitch mech was added in v. Furious Koala.
Human mech and Hylotl mech