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 Recon Flyer Swarm

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

Low Recon Hopper

Mini-sized hopper bots for exploring surface terrain. Useful in no atmosphere. Equipped with image recognition software to find hidden objects.

Moderate Recon Hopper Swarm

20 Mini-sized hopper bots for exploring surface terrain. Useful in no atmosphere. Equipped with image recognition software to find hidden objects.

Moderate Recon Snake

Meter-long synthetic snake. Ideal for exploring cracks, holes, etc. Equipped with image recognition software to find hidden objects.

High Research Aerostat

These Aerostats are loaded with sensors and scientific analysis equipment.

Expensive Retriever

Small car-sized search-and-rescue robots. Equipped with integrated healing vat, shovels, firefighting and paramedic kits.

Low Robomule

Human-sized 6 legged simple drones designed to carry up to 250 kg of cargo over rough terrain. Also features a maker providing food for 4 biomorphs.

Low Saucer

These disc-shaped drones are lightweight and quiet. They are typically launched by throwing them like a frisbee, after which they propel themselves with an ionic drive. Saucers make excellent "eye in the sky" monitors and scouts.

Expensive Scorcher

Scorchers are a tank-like mining shell used by both corporate mining operations and nomadic sifters on Mercury. Scorchers are designed to operate on Mercury’s terminus and night-side, but they can also survive the planet’s day-side extreme heat conditions. Due to their extensive heat and radiation shielding and cooling systems, scorchers are heavy and slow.

Expensive Sentry Bot

Sentry bots come in many makes and models; the version described here is typical of its kind. Maneuvering on four multi-directional smart treads, this transhuman-sized bot is armored and loaded with weaponry. Used throughout the solar system for security and defensive purposes, gatecrashers often bring sentry bots along as a line of defense against hostile life or other threats.

Low Servitor

Servitors are the most common robot, acting as cooks, janitors, universal helpers, movers, and personal aides. Every home has one, if not several. Servitors are intentionally built in non-humanoid forms so as not to confuse them with common synthmorphs and in order to defuse bad feelings at ordering them around.

Expensive Skimmers

Drones that mine the atmospheres of gas giants for needed elements, usually H3.

Trivial Sky Mote

Mini-sized aerostats designed to keep position over an area and act as a relay point for a mote mesh

Moderate Sky Mote Swarm

50 mini-sized aerostats designed to keep position over an area and act as a relay point for a mote mesh

Low Speck

Specks are tiny insectoid spy drones, 2.5 mm long and 2 mm wide, about the size of a small fruit fly. They fly with tiny wings, carry a microbug, and are excellent for surveillance purposes or otherwise being a "speck on a wall." Specks are difficult to notice (-30 Perception modifier) and almost impossible to distinguish from an actual insect.

Moderate Spider Hand

A small robotic hand commonly used by uplifts who need a human hand design/strength to handle a task.

Expensive Stealth Drone

A small plane used to observe targets from overhead.

High Surveillance Aerostat

These Aerostats are equipped with sensors and surveillance packages, serving as an eye in the sky. They are also used for exploration and mapping.

Expensive Surveillance 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.

Moderate Thumper

Seismic sensor motes and a weight to be "thumped" on the ground. AI has Academics: Geology 60 and Profession: Seismic Surveys 60. Satellite scans apply a +30.