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For robobrains that appear in the Fallout series, see Robobrain.
Robobrain
Robobrain
variantsRobobrain
U.S. Army robobrain
Outcast robobrain
Enclave robobrain
Robobrain sentry Point Lookout (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 PL
locationCapital Wasteland
Point Lookout
 
Gametitle-FO3
Gametitle-FO3

The Robobrain is a type of robot found in the Capital Wasteland in 2277.

Background

Specifications

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Robobrains were created before the Great War by General Atomics International both for the U.S. military and for the civilian sector. Official government records list only chimpanzee brains as being used in the robots,[1] but at least some human brains were taken from the bodies of executed criminals.[2] Many of these criminals were insane, so the resulting robobrains also tended to be unstable, despite complete reprogramming[3] via the CODE technology. Some of these human-robobrains hybrids would try to kill themselves, apparently resenting being made into cyborgs.

Characteristics

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A robobrain moves on a tracked chassis (using dual 40 hydro-processor motors), either on a fixed or flexible mount. This is attached to a sizable cylindrical torso with a hardened glass dome on top, housing the central processing unit with the organic brain suspended inside. In addition, to use consoles, operate levers, or engage targets with weapons, they have two flexible manipulators, ending in three point claws, on the sides of their torsos.

Robobrains were going to be the next generation of robotic soldier in the war against China, but their production costs made it difficult to implement their introduction into the American military.

The robobrain's organic brain is suspended in pressurized bio med gel (which is the primary reason the brains can continue to function for several centuries). Any damage to the casing or the brain itself can disrupt the robot's brainwaves and damage its neural connection to the rest of the body, affecting the robot's performance. Feeding the organic brain information about it's surroundings are special sensors (typically with software written in 2076 installed), called Sensors '76.[4] Apart from providing a real-time high resolution feed of the robot's surroundings, they are also capable of switching to infrared mode, in case the main sensors, for one reason or another, become useless and for operating in unlighted areas.

The manipulators in some robobrain models are designed to operate regular human weaponry (such as AK-112 assault rifles), while some others have integrated laser guns (wattage equivalent to AEP7 laser pistols), supported by integrated mesmetrons. In addition, all robobrains have a built-in voice synthesizer.

Gameplay attributes

Robobrains are a fairly common sight in the Capital Wasteland. They can be found in many abandoned buildings of business companies, in use by groups such as the Brotherhood of Steel, Enclave, Brotherhood Outcasts or even simply wandering the wastes.

There are three variants of robobrain. The first, and most common, is the military variant used by the U.S. Army. It is painted green and has a serial number, they are more commonly used by various factions. Less common is the gray-colored civilian model, seen wandering the wasteland at random. The Point Lookout add-on introduced the robobrain sentry, identical to the civilian model but with significantly more health.

Robobrains are substantially more durable, accurate, and dangerous than the more commonly encountered protectron. Armed with a pair of integrated lasers roughly equal in power to a laser pistol, the robobrain is a moderate threat, though easy to damage due to its size and extreme vulnerability to head shots. Every robobrain has a combat inhibitor on its back, if the inhibitor is crippled, the robobrain will frenzy and attack indiscriminately.

Robobrains also possess a built-in Mesmetron. This attack does not cause much damage, but instantly cripples your head (dealing 1000 damage to the body part) and gives you the concussion status effect, resulting in blurred vision, hindered accuracy, and -4 base Perception. This is used to discourage melee and close-ranged attacks, where the robobrain is weakest.

Variants

Robobrain

Robobrain

A standard robobrain. Usually roaming the wasteland or in some pre-War buildings, one is also found in Vault 112. They are often hostile towards the player.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robobrain
0001cf89
LevelIcon level
6
Experience pointsIcon XP
60
PerceptionIcon eye
5
Hit pointsIcon heart
200
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (5 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Robobrain laser (38 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Mesmetron (1 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation resistanceIcon radiation Radiation resist. 100%
abilityIcon ability
Poison resistanceIcon poison Poison resist. 100%

U.S. Army robobrain

ArmyRobobrain

This robobrain is often found in former U.S. Army buildings such as Fort Constantine and the National Guard Depot but is also encountered wandering the Wasteland.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
U.S. Army robobrain
000a5c6c
LevelIcon level
6
Experience pointsIcon XP
60
PerceptionIcon eye
5
Hit pointsIcon heart
200
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (5 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Robobrain laser (38 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Mesmetron (1 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation resistanceIcon radiation Radiation resist. 100%
abilityIcon ability
Poison resistanceIcon poison Poison resist. 100%

Outcast robobrain

OutcastRobobrain

This robobrain is patrolling the area between of the National Guard Depot and the Scrapyard, accompanied by a few Brotherhood Outcasts.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Outcast robobrain
0006c5cb
LevelIcon level
6
Experience pointsIcon XP
60
PerceptionIcon eye
5
Hit pointsIcon heart
200
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (5 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Robobrain laser (38 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Mesmetron (1 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation resistanceIcon radiation Radiation resist. 100%
abilityIcon ability
Poison resistanceIcon poison Poison resist. 100%

Enclave robobrain

EnclaveRobobrain

A robobrain used by Enclave forces. Usually roaming the wasteland together with an Enclave patrol or in specific Enclave related areas.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Enclave robobrain
0001cf74
LevelIcon level
6
Experience pointsIcon XP
60
PerceptionIcon eye
5
Hit pointsIcon heart
200
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (5 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Robobrain laser (38 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Mesmetron (1 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation resistanceIcon radiation Radiation resist. 100%
abilityIcon ability
Poison resistanceIcon poison Poison resist. 100%

Robobrain sentry (Point Lookout)

Robobrain

A unique type of robobrain found in the St. Aubin medical facility where they guard and maintain professor Calvert and his facility from intruders.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robobrain sentry fo3plGametitle-FO3 PL
xx01ee61
LevelIcon level
?
Experience pointsIcon XP
?
PerceptionIcon eye
5
Hit pointsIcon heart
200
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (5 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Robobrain laser (38 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Mesmetron (1 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation resistanceIcon radiation Radiation resist. 100%
abilityIcon ability
Poison resistanceIcon poison Poison resist. 100%

Notable quotes

  • "Prime Directive: protect Vault-Tec data." 135px
  • "Even I know that was not a nice thing to do."
  • "I'm afraid I'm a very lethal killing machine!."
  • "There you are. Were you trying to hide from me?"
  • "Tssk, tssk. I really thought we could be friends."

Appearances

Robobrains appear in Fallout 3.

Gallery

References

  1. Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets by Matt Norton
  2. Chris Taylor interview for Vault13.net
  3. J.E. Sawyer's Fallout RPG
  4. ROBCTRL.MSG

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