A Robot is a machine that can perform tasks, or work, autonomously but not necessarily on its own. A robot is a machine servitor.
- The degree of independence or autonomous operation helps to determine the level of sophistication of the robot.
- Theoretically robots could one day become self aware and achieve full sophontdom. That is not yet the norm or expectation within Charted Space.
- A robot can be a tool (industrial servitors), a weapon (warbots), an enemy (warbots), a friend (domestic servitors) or sometimes even a lover (sexbots). And sometimes many or all of these roles.
- It can be the product of mass production, the unique creation of a lifetime of labour or even a potentially self-begotten being, struggling for equal rights in a universe that sees it as a machine and not as a potential lifeform.
- Robots are often designated by their primary intended function: domestics, industrials, scientifics (often explorers), and warbots. Other designations also exist.
- Humanoid robots
- Commercial robots
Strategy & Tactics (Doctrine)
No information yet available.
Robots typically serve the following roles:
- Carer Droid
- Engineering Droid
- Personal Droid
- Repair Droid
- Ship Brain
- Ship Mind
- Von Neumann Machine
27 Robot items
|232-BHR-7 class Toolbot||Industrial Vehicle||Ground (Tracked)||12||947kg||Cr1,839,130|
|63MEK49 class Ship Service Bot||Industrial Vehicle||Flight (Grav)||15||1086kg||Cr2,103,749|
|AD-21 class Urban Combat Robot||Combat Vehicle||Flight (Grav)||15||7.84677 tons unloaded, 8.49501 tons full load||4,182,604|
|AD-26 Argus||Combat Vehicle||Ground (Legged)||15||26.49385 tons empty, 28.04297 tons loaded||4,284,632|
|AJ-63||Service Vehicle||Ground (Tracked)||12||314kg||Cr192,046|
|AN-427 class Security Robot||Security Vehicle||Ground (Wheeled)||12||1685 kg||Cr1,810,523|
|Auto-angel||Service Vehicle||Ground (Legged)||10||1500-1750mm tall||Cr1,000,000|
|Cannisia class Giant Combat Robot||Armored Fighting Vehicle||Ground (Legged)||10||9 dtons||1.3064475 MCr.|
|Carer Droid||Service Vehicle||Ground (Wheeled)||11||3m3||Cr50,000|
|D9 class Mechanic Robot||Industrial Vehicle||Ground (Wheeled)||12||458kg||Cr1,799,563|
|EGOR||Service Vehicle||Flight (Grav)||15||410 kg||MCr0.93|
|Engineering Droid||Industrial Vehicle||Ground (Legged)||11||1,250-1,750mm tall||Cr350,000|
|Extra Eye Microdrone||Survey Vehicle||Flight (Grav)||15||1.62kg||cr19,835|
|GP(R)-19 class Transport Robot||Cargo Vehicle||Ground (Wheeled)||9||7.65m3 (0.57 dTons)||Cr50,000|
|H-9 class Heavy Combat Robot||Armored Fighting Vehicle||Ground (Tracked)||15||3,945kg||Cr2,641,573|
|Infodrone class Expert Robot||Service Vehicle||Ground (Legged)||10||1 L||20 KCr|
|MI-014 class Mining Robot||Industrial Vehicle||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Marius class Labor Bot||Service Vehicle||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Mark V class Death Machine||Main Battle Tank||Flight (Grav)||15||11.6 dton||23,081,103|
|PR-317 class Police Robot||Security Vehicle||Flight (Grav)||12||1000kg||Cr1,861,445|
|Rapid Deployment Aeroshell||Cargo Vehicle||Flight (Grav)||14||Over 40dTons||Classified|
|Scylla Drainage Control Robot||Industrial Vehicle||Ground (Legged)||15||97.62 tons||Mcr6.99|
|Shadan class Survey Robot||Survey Vehicle||Ground (Wheeled)||12||1390kg||kCr410|
|Sylean Type 1 class Security Robot||Security Vehicle||Ground (Tracked)||10||50.0 liters||Cr 20,000|
|Vulcan class Factory Robot||Industrial Vehicle||Ground (Legged)||12||0.63245 tons unloaded, 0.79845 tons loaded||526,808|
Robots are an important part of life in Charted Space. But they have not yet achieved true artificial intelligence. Some call the pre-AI intelligence used at cutting edge TL-15 "brilliant" or "lethetic." Modern positronic brains, the cornerstone of advanced technology robots, can not yet empower robots to independently make decisions although comprehensive, well thought out programming can give the illusion of independent decision.
|Autonomous Operation||Robot Autonomy: The earliest robots were mechanical marvels and often clockwork contraptions of marvelous complexity, but they possessed very close to zero autonomous capability: they often performed a single task, or a handful of tasks repetitively. With the advent of early electronics, the autonomous capabilities of robots rose. And their housings or bodies became enormously more capable with hydraulics, servos, and more sophisticated micromotors. The positronic brain was another giant leap forward and vastly expanded autonomous operation.
However capable and autonomous current cutting edge robots may be, they do not yet posses true artificial intelligence. A robot not able to eventually consult with a sophont mind will eventually follow programming leading to fatal mistakes causing its own destruction. Some call this phenomenon "robotic suicide" or "robot endgame." Robots cannot currently feel, dream, independently think, or function autonomously in jumpspace as a sophont mind can.
|Artificial Intelligence||No information yet available.|
|Jumpspace & Robotica||No known combination of advanced robotic and FTL technology can yet survive repeated autonomous operation in jumpspace. Experiments have repeatedly yielded unsatisfactory results. Jump drones launch into jumpspace just fine. Advanced electronics, computers, and organized pseudobiological brains function well shipboard on crewed starships, but.... Uncrewed starships or jump drones inconsistently emerge from jumpspace. Some have theorized that jumpspace drives brains and minds insane.|
|Self-Aware Robota||The future of Robota is with highly intelligent, self-aware machines possessing true artificial intelligence. Robots can already vastly outcalculate humans and other baseline sophonts. When was the last time a sophont outperformed a hypercomputer in the interstellar chess championships?
Significant fears of this next step exist. Many fear that self-aware machines will bring about the end of days and Singularity before its time. Some call this the robot revolution.
|Robots & Gender||Robots, not being organically biological sophonts, do not possess gender in any conventional sense of the term. However many sophonts still insist upon assigning genderless robots an arbitrary gender nevertheless.|
|Uncanny Valley||No information yet available.|
Continuum of Robotic Sophistication
- Calculating Machines (automata and early robots, computers,and supercomputers)
- Thinking Machines (bright machines aka hypercomputers, bright nanocytes, etc.)
- Feeling Machines (true artificial intelligence aka brilliant machines)
- Transcendent Machines (early avatars)
- Ascendant Machines (advanced avatars)
Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)
Robots can be found throughout Charted Space.
Selected Robot Manufacturers Across Charted Space
This is a selected list of robot manufacturers across Charted Space:
Robot Worlds: 1105
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