Robots perform functions too dangerous or strenuous for human operators. These human operators are commonly referred to as 'riggers'. Robots come in many shapes and sizes and can be configured for a variety of tasks. The simplest rigger setup requires a controller and a robot, which must be scanned with each other. This combined with a battery and a combination of core operational parts make up a functioning robot.
A controller and a robot are the two basic necessities in any rigger's toolkit. When a robot is 'scanned' to a controller, it creates a network link that enables a rigger to send commands to their robotic companion. The capabilities of the robot and the speed with which commands can be entered are dependent on multiple skills. See the Rigger archetype on the website for more information. With a controller (referred to as an RCU or Robot Control Unit) in hand, begin 'use'ing it to enter the interactive prompt to control the robot. Commands are sent to the robot by prefixing what you're typing with an = sign.
For example: '=help' will send a local command to the RCU to show you the available commands the RCU supports, and the commands the linked robot supports. Additionally there are additional shortcuts that may be useful when controlling multiple robots with one RCU. '=#' will switch to the robot at that number. When a rigger is done using their robots, the controller can be set back down and it will end the session. Only while the robot is 'actively piloted' by the rigger will the robot receive bonuses to its operating stats.
There may come a time that you wish to upgrade, repair, dismantle, or assemble a robot. In cases like these use the following commands:
evaluate - To see the parts currently visible. uninstall from - to uninstall a part from a robot. install into - to install a part in your hand into a robot. repair - to begin repairing a loose part repair - to repair chassis damage to the robot itself.
Some or all of these may require specialized tools available in the game world. Additionally robots may be able to be installed with alternative or secondary power sources, however PLEASE NOTE the robot may require a primary battery to be installed in addition to this non-battery power source. Robots that are built to run on ethicol power plants can be filled at ethicol stations in-game in the same way that vehicles are. Either the operator or the robot itself must hold the necessary chyen for this to work!
fill with ethicol - To allow either the robot or the operator present with them to fill them.
OTHER INFO / GOTCHAS
* Robots must be fully assembled before they can pick things up (legs, arms, head, etc). Otherwise they will drop it.
help networking *Last Updated: 10/01/23 by Fengshui*