The Psycoframe is a technology that builds on the brainwave-to-machine code translator known as Psycommu into the atom-level of the metal frame of a Mobile Suit. This allows a Newtype pilot to control the mobile suit as if it were his/her own body with limitations. Traditional psycommu systems require a large subsystem, and are typically mounted on larger Mobile armor platforms. With the development of the psycoframe, it became possible to install a psycommu system into a smaller mobile suit.
The first mobile suit equipped with the psycoframe was the Neo Zeon MSN-04 Sazabi, built for Char Aznable by Anaheim Electronics. Hoping for a conclusive battle with his long-time rival, Amuro Ray, Char secretly allowed the psycoframe technology to be leaked to the RX-93 Nu Gundam production team at Anaheim Electronics in Von Braun. Since then, research and development had supposedely been discontinued at Granada due to "too many unknowns" regarding the technology.
The psycoframe absorbing the intense emotions of the mobile suit pilots and the Earth's inhabitants is often listed as the explanation for the mysterious power that prevented the large asteroid base, Axis, from dropping to Earth. In the Gundam Unicorn novels, this phenomenon is dubbed "Psycho-field", and occurs when two psycho-frames come into close proximity to one another. This contact creates a unique spacial phase around an area of space, in which human consciousness is capable of manifesting as physical phenomena. The "Psycho-field" is a phenomenon that deviates from the laws of physics, and within this space, it is possible for things like "another person's emotions," to be directly felt.
- MSN-04 Sazabi
- MSN-04II Nightingale
- RX-93 ν Gundam
- RX-93-ν2 Hi-ν Gundam
- NZ-333 α Azieru
- AMX-107R Rebawoo
- MSN-06S Sinanju Stein
- MSN-06S Sinanju
- NZ-666 Kshatriya
- RX-0 Unicorn Gundam/RX-0 Full Armor Unicorn Gundam
- RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee/RX-0(N) Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn
- AMA-X7 Shamblo
- YAMS-132 Rozen Zulu
- In the novel version of Char's Counterattack, entitled Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack - Hi Streamer, a third Mobile Suit, the Psyco Doga, is also equipped with a psycoframe. The Psyco Doga, which served as a prototype for the powerful mobile armor Alpha Azieru, was never animated.