Robots

Robots are a common sight and accepted fact of daily life within Eclipse Phase. Numerous varieties exist, from robopets to mechanical workers to warbots. If a job can be done more cheaply (and sometimes safely) by a bot, it usually is. The robots listed here are not generally used as synthetic shells by transhuman egos, often for cultural reasons (sleeving a case is bad enough, sleeving a creepy is just ... wrong), and they are not equipped to be sleeved into (though they may be jammed; see p. 196). Any of these bots may be modi ed for use as a synthetic morph, however, by adding a cyberbrain system.

Moderate Automech

Automechs are general purpose repair drones, found just about everywhere. Each particular automech tends to specialize in a particular type of repair work and so carries the appropriate tools and AI skills, whether it be habitat waste recyclers, outer hull integrity, or servitor systems.

Crazypants Autonomous Kill Vehicle

The main defense for the swarm is nearly three dozen autonomous kill vehicles: heavily armed and armored drones that spend most of their time latched on to other ships in the fleet or drifting on the edges of the flotilla looking for threats.

Moderate Bughunter

Flying Drones that eliminate all sensors in an area.

Moderate Caretaker

A bot designed to care for smart animals.

Low Creepy

Creepies are small crawler bots that come in an eclectic variety of shapes and forms, from robosquirrels to insectoids to bizarre and artsy mechanical creatures. Creepies were originally designed as a sort of robotic pet, but they are commonly used as a general purpose household minion, like a more beloved servitor.

Expensive Defense Platform

This robotic weapons platform is a defensive system for small settlements. They are often placed in orbit to guard against encroaching intruders.

Moderate Dr. Bot

These wheeled medical robots are designed to tend to and transport injured or sick people. They carry a healing vat, a specialized pharmaceuticals maker, miscellaneous medical gear, and articulated arms for conducting remote surgery.

Expensive Dwarf

These large industrial bots are named not just for their primary use"mining, excavation, tunneling, and construction"but because the default AIs they shipped with had a programmed tendency to happily whistle as they worked.

Moderate Explorenaut

Dog-sized wheeled bots that are tethered back through the gate. Equipped with audio, visual, chemical, and radio sensors.

Expensive Explosive Wobblycat

These fast-moving, cat-like bots are about 50 centimeters long (less the tail) and made of stealth materials. They fulfill a surveillance and occasionally anti-personnel role in urban operations. Wobblycats can run, jump, or climb unseen into areas where a human-sized infiltrator would never be able to go, but with much greater speed than nanoswarms.

Low Gnat

Gnats are small rotorcraft camera/surveillance drones. Many people use gnats for personal lifelogging, while socialites and media use them to capture the glamor or hottest news.

Moderate Guardian Angel

Similar to gnats, guardian angel rotorcraft hover around their charges, keeping a watchful eye out to protect them from threats.

Moderate Hab Repair Bots

Crab like and standardized repair bots can be found anywhere transhumanity has spread.

Moderate Harvester Drone

A drone with 6 to 8 arms and a small plasma thruster to provide mobility.

Crazypants Interceptor

Interceptors are robotic spacecraft that are used as part of the cordon around Earth. Clearly of cutting-edge design, interceptors have no external markings to indicate their manufacturer, which suggests that they are deployed by a Planetary Consortium military-tech project. Interceptors are extremely fast, extremely agile, very well armored, and heavily armed.

Moderate Manipulator Cuff

Designed to be worn as a forearm cuff on the outside of a vacsuit. It carries a Utilitool and a mobile lab. Can detach and move on its own.

High Mining Aerostat

These Aerostats are deployed on the gas giant planets, loaded with equipment to extract specific volatiles from the atmosphere.

Expensive Nonlethal Wobblycat

These fast-moving, cat-like bots are about 50 centimeters long (less the tail) and made of stealth materials. They fulfill a surveillance and occasionally anti-personnel role in urban operations. Wobblycats can run, jump, or climb unseen into areas where a human-sized infiltrator would never be able to go, but with much greater speed than nanoswarms.

Trivial Recon Flyer

Micro-sized recon flyers with gas balloons and turbofans. Equipped with image recognition software. Useful for finding hidden items.

Moderate Recon Flyer Swarm

50 Micro-sized recon flyers with gas balloons and turbofans. Equipped with image recognition software. Useful for finding hidden items.