The Mister Handy series of robots, named so because of the robot's large number of hands, was first brought to market in 2037 as a general construction and maintenance unit by General Atomics International, with some assistance from RobCo. Primarily used in the United States and Mexico (where it was the leader in sales after the Mexico City earthquake of 2042), the Mister Handy was a reliable robot. An early bug that caused interference in the operation of the multiple arms was fixed with a hardware update in 2039, with no major problems since then. A key selling feature is the nuclear power unit (a model 238B, licensed from Calpower) and self-maintenance modes. Multiple Mister Handies are capable of keeping themselves in working condition (Self Diagnostics) and are also fully programmed to perform nuclear fuel replacements. Secondary programming handles radiation cleansing after refueling.
The Mister Handy robot is a maintenance and construction robot with multiple, multi-jointed appendages, which levitates thanks to its powerful jet-powered engine. They were generally in use as butlers, maintenance workers and sometimes also employed as guards before the Great War.
These robots are in general not designed for any combat, but will still attack with their manifold arms if threatened. Most player characters will have little trouble combating these robots, but for the unwary player they may still pose a threat.
They actually come equipped with miniguns and ammo, and have the minigun and "Big Gun" animation files, however, due to apparently a programming oversight, their use of miniguns in combat is extremely unlikely due to their ToHit threshold and Aggression value in their AI settings.