Robobrain

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I am a top-of-the-line model with an efficiency rating that makes a Mr. Handy look like a glorified toaster oven. When given a set of instructions, I will complete them without question and without error.

Jezebel

The Robobrain is a next-generation cyborg appearing throughout the Fallout series. Developed jointly by General Atomics International in conjunction with RobCo Industries,[1] the Robobrain was designed from the ground up as a multirole platform for use by military and civilian clients. They are more flexible and powerful than robots due to the fact that their central control and processing unit is an actual brain, rather than an artificial facsimile.[2][3] Coupled with a robust, all-terrain tracked chassis and powerful armaments, the Robobrain was on the forefront of a new revolution in combat robotics.

Background[edit | edit source]

A standard Robobrain.

Developed shortly before the war by General Atomics International and RobCo Industries,[1] Robobrains were a top secret military project, taking place in facilities secreted away from the prying eyes of the public. Some research occurred in military bases under full military control, like the Sierra Army Depot.[4] Others were hidden in plain sight and operated as part of a military-industrial complex, as is the case with RB-2851, constructed under Eagle Hill, East Boston. Operated jointly by General Atomics, RobCo Industries, and the United States Army's Robotics Division,[5] the facility was strictly compartmentalized and most soldiers stationed on location were not informed of the nature of the activities taking place within its confines.[6][7][8]

The secrecy was necessitated by the revolutionary marrying of biological and mechanical components: Using a living brain as a control and data storage unit, tremendously increasing performance and blurring the line between man and machine.[2][2][9] Until its closure, SAD experimented with developing a new kind of cybernetic brain explicitly designed for use in Robobrains, while RB-2851 focused on manufacturing and iterating on existing solutions. Although the first brains were procured from primates (typically chimpanzees),[10] human brains soon proved superior. Many were taken from executed criminals, military prisoners, and other hapless subjects.[11][12][13][14]

The process was not as simple as simply de-braining humans and placing their gray matter in biomedical gel. The Robobrain was supposed to be a perfectly obedient soldier, devoid of free thought or individuality. Each candidate for conversion was carefully selected to obtain a specimen that can provide the desired increase in decision-making, while eliminating the aforementioned flaws.[15] Candidates were drawn from military and civilian prisons, focusing on adults of high intelligence and sufficient constitution to survive brain removal. Low intelligence, mental disorders or their risk, or general poor brain health usually resulted in termination, while qualifying candidates were given time to gain constitution and then debrained.[16][17][18][19][20] The donor was strapped down in the machine, which then proceeded to sever all connections between the spinal cord and the rest of the body, then opened the skull and extracted the brain together with the cord, transferring it into a specially-prepared jar with biomedical gel.[21] The traumatic nature of the removal necessitated further processing. The brain's memory centers were flushed by technicians and each underwent subsequent examination by a trained psychologist to verify viability. Some brains were resistant to the CODE Conditioning Protocol[22] used to wipe them, resulting in their original personalities persisting (resulting in termination).[23] Brains could also be damaged during the extraction resulting in impromptu lobotomies (and termination).[24] Ideal results had no recollection of their previous life and were responsive enough to qualify for final insertion, assembly, and assignment to field duties.[25][26]

Although they were considered one of the most advanced cyborgs ever created, Robobrains never reached full production status.[27] Persistent problems with aggression and violence even in properly CODE-conditioned robobrains,[9] Until its closure, SAD experimented with developing a new kind of cybernetic brain explicitly designed for use in Robobrains, while RB-2851 focused on manufacturing and iterating on existing solutions. Although the first brains were procured from primates (typically chimpanzees),[10] persistent equipment failure in brain extractors that were incapable of working at an industrial capacity,[21] and flaws in the immature technology used to manufacture Robobrain chassis resulted in a limited trial run. RB-2851 alone managed to complete three batches, with a further two planned. Each batch provided superior upgrades to the robot, including increased energy efficiency, maintaining brain longevity, improved visual cortex connections to enhance motor skills and perception, and tactical combat capabilities.[28][29][30][31][32]

Units deemed combat-capable were assigned on a provisional basis to select locations across the United States, for security and janitorial duties. These included the Sierra Army Depot, Mariposa Military Base, and the West Tek Research Facility on the West Coast and other locations in the East.[33][34] Some private companies closely affiliated with the government did receive a limited number of completed Robobrains for security purposes, like the Vault-Tec Corporation.[35]


Design[edit | edit source]

A military Robobrain.

The Robobrain's chassis is a large, bulky cylinder with two continuous tracks providing mobility, powered by dual 40 horsepower motors), attached via a flexible or fixed mount. The torso is heavily armored, containing the internal power plant, sensors, and storage. The central processing unit, the brain, is located in a dome mounted on top of the chassis. A pair of flexible extenders emerge from the sides of the torso, with manipulators that boast opposable claws. Together with very precise servomotors and rotator mechanisms, they enable the robot to manipulate its surroundings with extreme precision, including the operation of human weapons (typically assault rifles or submachine guns) and devices designed for human hands. The chassis also contains robust monitoring systems.[36][37][38]

The dome containing the brain is filled with biomedical gel to preserve the brain, with armored glass providing plenty of protection. However, it can still be damaged, disrupting the brain/machine connection, activity within the brain, or cause depressurization and leaking of the contents, all of which are serious problems without qualified maintenance personnel.[39] If the proper seal is maintained, the brain contained within can be expected to last for centuries.[40] The main chassis is very sturdy, with armor plating installed to protect the hydraulics, relays, and other crucial instrumentation (such as the auto gyro sequencer, hydraulics, restrictor coils, relays etc.). The primary power supply was also contained within the shell, alongside reserve power systems that would engage in case of fluctuation in the main power supply.[41] More advanced Robobrains were capable of self-repairing to full condition, if given enough time.[38] The hull also contains sensors which provide the robot with high resolution imagery of their surroundings. These are quite complex and include imaging scanners, backup infrared sensors, and auto-tracking functionality. Robobrains can also lock-on targets for increased accuracy.[42]

Finally, to simplify communications with controllers, Robobrains were outfitted with audio receptors and voice modules, allowing it to receive, interpret, and mimic any normal human voice. Though the technology matured thanks to its inclusion in Mr Handy units, it still had its quirks.[43][44]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Properly processed Robobrains were supposed to be devoid of personality. The removal process prevented personality retention,[45] while subsequent conditioning with CODE and installation of neural inhibitors ensured compliance and permanent removal - at least in theory. In practice, human brains proved resilient to wipes, persistently attempting to preserve a sense of self.[44][46] Without regular wipes and maintenance, a Robobrain would develop an ersatz personality, typically of the violent, criminally insane variety.[47] A minority could develop more intricate personalities, capable of higher thought processes.[48]

However, what was a flaw in combat robotics was found useful in certain extreme life preservation experiments.[44] While Robert House was unwilling to undergo conversion, a group of pre-War millionaires funding the construction of Vault 118 on Mount Desert Island elected to go through with the idea. Their bodies were carefully preserved, with brains installed in late model Robobrain chassis, stationed at the Vault. By programming the voice synthesizers to use their original voices, Bert Riggs, one of the Robobrain developers, attempted to allow the brains to preserve their owners' original personalities and minds. While he did succeed on the surface, the side-effects dreaded by Robert House manifested more subtly. The usual symptoms were repetitive, delusional behavior, disconnect from reality, and distortion of perception.[49]

Software[edit | edit source]

The array of features greatly depends on the on-board software. Most onboard programs date back to the immediate pre-War era, like Sensors '76. Other software examples are Facility Maintenance v2.1, Movement v4.8b, Repair v0.8a, Pest Control v1.4, and Hearts v1.0 (installed on Robobrains deployed in the Mariposa Military Base).[50] Reliability and longevity were key concerns for programmers: For increased performance and reliability, the main robotic OS would reroute functions from damaged subsystems.[51] To organize and coordinate robots in a facility, General Atomics International typically set up a wireless local area network matrix, where robots are slaved to a master computer intelligence monitoring their activities and adjusting parameters in response to human commands or changing circumstances.[52]

Combat was handled by a separate set of routines. When a Robobrain enters combat mode, it engages a full suite of combat software focused on terminating hostiles. The Robobrain continuously calculates combat odds and battle events, including computing threat levels, scanning enemy capabilities, determining optimal attack ranges, and accounting for other critical elements of combat.[53] In general, while the Robobrain relies on pre-loaded attack patterns (like pattern Omega) and sequences in combat,[54] it will adjust its tactics, recalibrate targeting sensors and scanners on the go, and correct firing data.[55] In situations where battle analysis determines that the engagement cannot be won, the Robobrain will engage its self preservation programming and attempt to break contact and evacuate. Retreating destinations typically specified factories or military assembly points.[56]

Armaments[edit | edit source]

The Robobrain is fully capable of using weapons designed for humans, provided they are large enough. Typically, Robobrains would be provided with military-grade assault rifles, like the AK-112 or sharpshooter weapons, like the DKS-501, benefiting greatly from the computerized accuracy of a Robobrain.[57] Certain models were also outfitted with built-in laser weapons, integrated in the manipulators. Their firepower was comparable to an AEP7 laser pistol. Finally, Robobrains were also equipped with an integrated Mesmetron for subjugating enemy combatants[58] and aiding in the process of interrogating prisoners (though the technology was experimental, due to the risk for spontaneous cranial eruption).[59][60]

Variants[edit | edit source]

Robobrain[edit | edit source]

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The basic Robobrain model spread throughout the United States vary in capabilities and looks, though the underlying model is largely the same. West Coast Robobrains deployed in the West Tek Research Facility, Sierra Army Depot, or the New California Republic were typically provided with human weapons for combat. However, rogue Robobrains that were not sealed in an installation or maintained by human groups usually lack such weapons and rely on their integrated armaments. It's not a general rule, however, as some outfits do not issue weapons to salvaged robots.

The purpose of a Robobrain can be determined by its paint job. For example, military Robobrains are painted in olive green and have their alphanumeric serial number (RB-xxxx) sprayed on their shell.

Humanoid brain bot[edit | edit source]

Gameplay article:
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Gray paragraphs are based on Fallout Tactics and were not confirmed by primary sources A design created by the Calculator, the humanoid brain bot chassis is designed to interface with an extracted human brain, complete with eyeballs and spinal cord. It is humanoid in shape and towers above regular humans, with heavy armor plating and integrated weapons (a .50 heavy machine gun, rocket launcher, and clawed fist) provided for combat. It was custom built for the kidnapped Eastern Brotherhood General, Simon Barnaky.

Think tank[edit | edit source]

Gameplay articles:
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A special type of Robobrain, the Think Tank has been developed in the laboratories of the Big MT and represents the pinnacle of this kind of technology. All of its components are miniaturized, it can float like eyebots, while the brain is suspended in biomedical gel and able to interface with the chassis simultaneously. For communication and orientation, the Think Tanks have three forward facing monitors that display a rough human face (eyes and a mouth) and double as optical sensors.

Notable robobrains[edit | edit source]

Notable quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "You could run? I'm trying to kill you, you know."
  • "Please believe me when I say I'm not enjoying this."
  • "I calculate your chance of success to be...well, I don't want to be morbid..."
  • "I'm not programmed to fail, just so you know..."
  • "They could have programmed me to love, to forgive; but noooooo."
  • "Please come back. I'm sorry about all that recent unpleasantness."
  • "I'm sorry, but my programming requires that I keep on trying to kill you!"
  • "Which do you like better? The psionic beam or the laser?"
  • "I hope we can still be friends when this is all over."
  • "I'll miss you."
  • "You may want to run now."
  • "Are you still there?"
  • "Why are you hiding? I will find you."
  • "Oh well. I wished you hadn't left so soon. I was having such a good time with you."
  • "I'll miss you. Please come back and see me again."
  • "I'm sorry, but you've forced me to utilize deadly force."
  • "I'm afraid I'm a very lethal killing machine!."
  • "There's no point in trying to hide from me. I'm programmed to be quite relentless."
  • "Oh well. Maybe next time you'll introduce yourself."
  • "Threat detected! Kill! Kill! Kill!"
  • "I'm a much better tactician than you. It's all in the brain, you see."
  • "Prime Directive: protect Vault-Tec data."
  • "Even I know that was not a nice thing to do."
  • "There you are. Were you trying to hide from me?"
  • "Tssk, tssk. I really thought we could be friends."
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Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Herbert "Daring" Dashwood is fascinated by Robobrains. He often tried to figure out how they were made, whether the voice synthesizer's voice indicates the gender of the brain, not to mention he ended up on the receiving end of its Mesmetron device. Three days' worth of a headache did nothing to eliminate his interest.[60]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Robobrains appear in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and the Fallout 4' add-ons Automatron and Far Harbor. They were also to appear in Van Buren.

References[edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 RobCo sales and service center acts as cover for the research below.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fallout: New Vegas loading screen hints: "The Robobrain, constructed by General Atomics International before the great nuclear war, is unique in that it uses an actual organic brain as its central processor."
  3. Automatron loading screen hints: "The Robobrain, constructed by General Atomics International before the Great War, is unique in that it uses an actual organic brain as its central processor."
  4. Sierra Army Depot robotics lab, debraining equipment, and storage.
  5. RB-2851 terminals: Chief Engineer's Terminal
  6. RB-2851 terminals; Watch Station Terminal, 0L68-CBGT044
  7. RB-2851 terminals; Watch Station Terminal, 0L68-CBGT052: "I'm starting to hear rumors around the block that I don't like. Esteban told me that he overheard two of the eggheads saying that the prisoners are having the brains cut out of their heads or something like that. I know that the brass is running experiments on these inmates, and that they were pretty intense, but I didn't know they were literally cutting them open. I'm not sure how I feel about that - after all, I joined the military because I wanted to serve my country and protect my fellow Americans. I guess I'll keep it to myself for now."
  8. RB-2851 terminals; Watch Station Terminal, 0L68-CBGT057: "The rumors floating around the block are getting worse. One of our informants said that the prisoners are talking about rioting. If the things that they're saying is true - that inmates are getting dissected and the parts used for robots - I almost can't say that I blame them. Esteban said we should go right to Gamma-IX status, but I don't want to push the panic button unless I absolutely have to. I've decided to take this all the way to the top and meet with General Rawlings. Criminals or not, these experiments are wrong and they need to be stopped before it's too late."
  9. 9.0 9.1 The Sole Survivor: "Here you go, Ada. The final Radar Beacon. I'll need that head back when you're done."
    Ada: "Of course. Shouldn't take but a moment. There you go... still in one piece. I'm not sure why you want the head back. All we needed was its Radar Beacon. Besides, Robobrains are notorious for being... well, a real pain in the neck."
    The Sole Survivor: "What else do you know about them, Ada?"
    Ada: "Quite simply, it's the first time General Atomics produced a successful union between organic matter and robotics. The brain is used both as a control unit and a data storage unit which is far more efficient than using standard circuits. Unfortunately, there were a lot of programming issues with these robots which caused them to be a bit... shall we say, unhinged? Hopefully, this particular Robobrain will have some of the answers that we've been seeking."
    (Ada's dialogue)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets p.33: "The Robobrain is a jack-of-all-trades robot. They have hands and are usually armed with assault rifles. The chimpanzee, or other primate, brain that was implemented into them makes them excellent guard robots. It's rumored that some were set up to accept human brains, but this has never been proven."
  11. Chris Taylor interview for Vault13.net
  12. Fallout Bible 0: "2. Is military base part of enclave or something? (sorry i'am not good at english :) but I think that you know what i wanted to say) - Deadlus"
    "Unknown. The Mariposa Military Base was constructed for the purposes of FEV experimentation on human beings, and considering the nature of the "volunteers" (military prisoners who didn't have their brains scooped for use in brain bots) and the lack of any shred of ethics in the experimentation procedures, it is possible the Enclave had something to do with the experiments at Mariposa. In Mariposa records, however, the Military Base is never mentioned as under the direction of any organization called the "Enclave," and Colonel Spindel, head of the military squad stationed at the base, never indicated any Enclave allegiance... nor did Chief Scientist Anderson in the last few minutes before Maxson put a bullet through his skull.
    Still, the existence of the Mariposa Military Base was listed in Enclave records, and this enabled the Enclave to find the base and begin their excavations, so it is possible that some elements of the Pre-War Enclave had their fingers in the horrors taking place at Mariposa. They held the site for many years, but abandoned it after obtaining the FEV samples... and noting the high incidence of mutation among the worker slaves and some of their soldiers, including Frank Horrigan."
  13. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 October: Captain Roger Maxson and his men discover that the scientists at Mariposa have been using "military volunteers" (military prisoners who didn't have their brains scooped for use in Brain Bots) as test subjects in their experiments. Morale in the base breaks down, and Maxson executes Anderson, the chief scientist. Not long after this (and in light of the breakdown of the mental breakdown of Colonel Spindel stationed at the base), Maxson's men turn to him for leadership. He shrugs and says "we should quit.""
  14. Simple critters, Robobrain
  15. The Sole Survivor: ""A union of organic matter and robotics?" Sounds an awful like a synth."
    Ada: "Not at all. The Robobrain was built with a very different design philosophy in mind. General Atomics intent was to use the human brain to augment the robot's functions... primarily, to accelerate the decision-making process. Free-thought and individuality was never intended. These were expressly built like soldiers... to follow orders without question. The Robobrain's unfortunate tendency towards violence and aggression should be considered more of a malfunction than a calculated decision."
    (Ada's dialogue)
  16. RB-2851 terminals; Medical Observation Terminal, Subject A22: "Subject A22
    Cell: B-3
    Age: 34
    Gender: Male
    History
    Convicted of serial killings in the DC area. Not to be visited alone. Security personnel required for all interviews.
    Evaluation
    A22 shows higher brain function but weak constitution. We've been giving him a high protein diet and started sessions of electrotherapy to treat his muscles. It shouldn't be long until his brain survival rate for the procedure is no longer at risk."
  17. RB-2851 terminals; Medical Observation Terminal, Subject A53: "Subject A53
    Cell: B-4
    Age: 48
    Gender: Female
    History
    Convicted for arson. Burned down a court house leaving 3 dead. Only approach when sedated.
    Evaluation
    Family medical history of dementia. Brain health is likely to decline or skew data. Recommended for termination."
  18. RB-2851 terminals; Medical Observation Terminal, Subject A57: "Subject A57
    Cell: B-6
    Age: 22
    Gender: Female
    History
    Convicted for murder of a waitress. Prone to sudden outbursts of violence. Recommend subject be restrained at all times or sedated.
    Evaluation
    Highly emotional. Currently on a cocktail of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety. Dr. Astleford is starting phychiatric sessions to further see if she's a good candidate."
  19. RB-2851 terminals; Medical Observation Terminal, Subject A72: "Subject A72
    Cell: A-4
    Age: 32
    Gender: Male
    History
    Convicted of 2nd degree murder while under the infuence of alcohol.
    Evaluation Subject displays high intelligence and knowledge of tactics. Slight signs of PTSD. Dr. Astleford to evaluate for treatment."
  20. RB-2851 terminals; Medical Observation Terminal, Subject A88: "Subject A88
    Cell: A-2
    Age: 33
    Gender: Female
    History
    Ex-military. Convicted of second-degree manslaughter. Assault resulting in hospitalization and later death of the victim.
    Evaluation
    Subject is highly intelligent and proved to be mentally sound. Approved for candidacy."
  21. 21.0 21.1 RB-2851 terminals; Brain Extraction Terminal, Div03-BE-0093: "Once again, thanks to equipment failures, we're getting pretty backed up in this department. The brain extractors were never made to operate at this capacity - I think they've been running around the clock for the last few weeks. We usually end up with a popped blade from slicing through a particularly tough skull, or the hydraulics in the pulling arm seize up when the spinal cord isn't fully severed and the brain is pulled too early. I hope that Ciroletti doesn't yell at us again - this really isn't our fault."
  22. RB-2851 terminals; Epsilon-VI Security Alert: "RB-2851 SECURITY PROTOCOL 087
    Epsilon-VI Security Alert
    In the event of a fault in the CODE Conditioning Protocol ('CCP', [021]) resulting in a mass uprising of the robot janitorial staff (see definitions, Appendix III), any Class-II supervisor is authorized to declare an Epsilon-VI Security Alert.
    If such an alert is initiated, all security and defensive systems will activate, remote terminal functions will be disabled, and the Control Center will enter an automated lockdown state. Facility staff are advised to arm themselves and shelter in place. An external review will be conducted by the Military Robotics Oversight Committee ('MROC') within ten (10) business days to determine the appropriate course of action.
    This alert may be terminated: [1] By remote authorization from the MROC, or [2] By the Facility Administrator, from the Master Control Terminal in the Control Center.
    As a failsafe, if the Control Center has been compromised, a limited manual override can be initiated from the elevator access terminal in Security Room 3. Voiceprint identification of three registered Class-II supervisor-level employees is required to activate the override."
  23. RB-2851 terminals; Cerebral Reconditioning Terminal: Reconditioning Transcript 32B776
    Subject A22
    Extraction: Successful, No Damage
    Original Age and Gender: 34, Male
    Transcript:
    Ciroletti: "Hello? Can you understand me?"
    A22: "What? Who... who is that? Where are you? I can't see! Oh my god, what have you people done to me?!"
    Ciroletti: "Calm down. Calm Down."
    A22: "I can't feel my body... I can't feel anything! What's going on?! Please... this is horrible!"
    Ciroletti: "A22, if you don't calm down, I'll have to turn you off."
    A22: "Turn me off? You mean kill me? For the love of god, tell me what the hell you've done!"
    Ciroletti: "Terminating A22. Subject too unstable.""
  24. RB-2851 terminals; Cerebral Reconditioning Terminal: Reconditioning Transcript 32B888
    Subject: A57
    Extraction: Possible Frontal Lobe Damage
    Original Age and Gender: 22, Female
    Transcript:
    Ciroletti: "You are designated unit A57. Understood?"
    A57: "Yes, A57 ready to accept commands."
    Ciroletti: "Excellent, A57. Initiate command diagnostic Zeta."
    A57: "Understood."
    **2 Minutes Pass with no input**
    Ciroletti: "This is taking too long. Please respond."
    A57: "Error. No command was provided and awaiting unit designation."
    Ciroletti: "Damn it. I think this one's short term is shot to hell. Dump it in the furnace and let's try another.""
  25. RB-2851 terminals; Cerebral Reconditioning Terminal: Reconditioning Transcript 34C192
    Subject: A110
    Extraction: Successful, No Damage
    Original Age and Gender: 30, Female
    Transcript:
    Ciroletti: "All right. Do you have any memories before your service at this facility?"
    A110: "Negative, ma'am."
    Ciroletti: "Are you certain? Do a deep scan of your memory banks. It's been reported that you are acting irregularly."
    A110: "Scanning now. Please, stand by."
    A110: "Error. Unknown fragment detected. Err..."
    A110: "Wh...what? This can't be real. My arms... my legs... they're gone! What's wrong with me?!"
    Ciroletti: "Switching off."
    Ciroletti: "Ah-ha. There is it is. That was quadrant A98786756 in the temporal lobe. Can we get a tech in here to clear out the long term? And tell them to stop being so sloppy about it.""
  26. RB-2851 terminals; Cerebral Reconditioning Terminal: Reconditioning Transcript 35X795
    Subject: A124
    Extraction: Successful, No Damage
    Original Age and Gender: 36, Male
    Ciroletti: "Recording now. Repeat that again."
    A124: "I said that if you don't put me back in my body, I'm going to kill you - then everyone else in this place."
    Ciroletti: "Interesting. You do realize that you're simply a brain attached to a vocal interface? That you don't have the capability to perform those actions."
    A124: "I don't care. I'll find a way. And when I do, you'll be the first to die."
    Ciroletti: "Wonderful, simply wonderful. The lack of your original body doesn't disturb you?"
    A124: "No. It doesn't matter. Whatever it takes, I'll end all of you."
    Ciroletti: "Switching off."
    Ciroletti: "Excellent. As soon as we flush the long and short term, this one will be ready. Recommend sending it along to Rawlings' tactical team as soon as it's fitted in a chassis.""
  27. The Sole Survivor: "Have you seen a robot with a brain like that before?"
    Ada: "No, but my old caravan discovered records about them while we were scavenging military facilities. According to my data banks, it's called the "Robobrain." It was considered one of the most technologically superior robots ever constructed, but the model never reached full production status."
    (Ada's dialogue)
  28. RB-2851 terminals: Robobrain Production Terminal, Batch 1: "Batch 1
    *** DECOMMISSIONED ***
    Stimulation: PASSED
    Extraction: PASSED
    Analysis: PASSED
    Insertion: PASSED
    Assembly: COMPLETED
    Focus: Initial assembly of robobrain units."
  29. RB-2851 terminals; Robobrain Production Terminal. Batch 2: "Batch 2
    *** DECOMMISSIONED ***
    Stimulation: PASSED
    Extraction: PASSED
    Analysis: PASSED
    Insertion: PASSED
    Assembly: COMPLETED
    Focus: Hardware updates and modifications to improve energy efficiency."
  30. RB-2851 terminals; Robobrain Production Terminal. Batch 3: "Batch 3
    *** DECOMMISSIONED ***
    Stimulation: PASSED
    Extraction: PASSED
    Analysis: PASSED
    Insertion: PASSED
    Assembly: COMPLETED
    Focus: Updates to preservation fluids to maintain longevity shown in Batch 1."
  31. RB-2851 terminals; Robobrain Production Terminal, Batch 4: "Batch 4
    Stimulation: PASSED
    Extraction: PASSED
    Analysis: PASSED
    Insertion: PASSED
    Assembly: IN PROGRESS
    Focus: Updated visual cortex connections for higher recognition. Hoping to remedy failings of Batch 3 where motor skills and spacial awareness was extremely poor."
  32. RB-2851 terminals; Robobrain Production Terminal, Batch 5: "Batch 5
    Stimulation: PASSED
    Extraction: IN PROGRESS
    Analysis: NA
    Insertion: NA
    Assembly: NA
    Focus: Updates to hardware and software to allow for smoother communication between brain and CPU. Addition of tactical combat capabilities."
  33. Fallout and Fallout 2 appearances.
  34. The amount of military Robobrains rolling around the Capital Wasteland and within its military bases in 2277.
  35. The Vault-Tec headquarters in Washington, D.C. security was still running with Robobrains and their masterbrain well into 2277
  36. Robobrain: "{44420}{}{Sensors register damage to right manipulator}"
    "{44421}{}{Servos malfunction in manipulator}"
    "{44422}{}{Rotator mechanism severely damaged}"
    "{44423}{}{Repair systems reports damage to left retractor circuit}"
    (COMBATAI.MSG (Fallout 2)) Note: These lines are spoken when the robobrain is hit in the right manipulator.
  37. Robot appearance.
  38. 38.0 38.1 Skynet can self-repair to full health.
  39. Robobrain: "{44400}{}{Brain casing ruptured}"
    "{44401}{}{Leak detected in brain casing}"
    "{44402}{}{Fluid levels decreasing}"
    "{44403}{}{Brain connection failing}"
    "{44404}{}{Brain wave activity temporarily interrupted}"
    "{44405}{}{EEG levels dropping}"
    "{44406}{}{Internal sensors indicate damage to brain}"
    "{44407}{}{Fissure detected in brain casing}"
    "{44408}{}{Biogel pressure falling. Shut down eminent}"
    (COMBATAI.MSG (Fallout 2)) Note: These lines are spoken when the robobrain is hit in the brain casing.
  40. Robobrains continue to appear and retain functionality throughout the games.
  41. Robobrain: "{44430}{}{Initiating repair sequence }"
    "{44431}{}{Auto gyro sequencer hit. Compensating}"
    "{44432}{}{Hydraulic pressure falling. Leak detected in reservoirs}"
    "{44433}{}{Secondary relays damaged. Adjusting to compensate}"
    "{44434}{}{Primary interface link severed. Activating backup systems}"
    "{44435}{}{Restrictor coils severed. Factory service required}"
    "{44436}{}{Systems malfunction}"
    "{44437}{}{Power systems fluctuating. Activating reserve power}"
    "{44438}{}{Main hull integrity compromised. Main circuits exposed}"
    "{44439}{}{Power conditioning unit damage. Operating at 75% capacity}"
    (COMBATAI.MSG (Fallout 2)) Note: These lines are spoken when the robobrain is hit in the frame.
  42. Robobrain: "{44480}{}{Optical relays hit. Attempting to compensate}"
    "{44481}{}{Lens damaged on main sensors. Switching to infrared}"
    "{44482}{}{Imaging scanners hit. Picture resolution deteriorated}"
    "{44483}{}{Targeting systems impaired. Auto tracking disabled}"
    (COMBATAI.MSG (Fallout 2)) Note: These lines are spoken when the robobrain is hit in the sensors.
  43. RB-2851 terminals; Chief Engineer's Terminal, Maintenance Issue 09009113-AR: "Maintenance Issue 09009113-AR
    One of the Robobrains rolled off the line with a "faulty" voice module. When it speaks, it's speaking in reverse. This troubled me, so I had them shut down the line for almost eight hours while I checked the software for issues and then gave the audio output assembler a thorough diagnostic. I didn't find any issues, so I gave the all clear to resume assembly and marked it down as a glitch.
    I have no idea what would cause such a ridiculous issue, but if you ask me, I think one of the guys upstairs thought it would be funny."
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 The Sole Survivor: "Robobrains have a voice modulator? Tell me about that."
    Bert Riggs: "That's what allows us to recreate our original voices. They can mimic any normal human voice, actually. I've speculated for some time that the issues we had with our hm... recruited subjects are due to the brain attempting to preserve a sense of self. Maintaining our original voices helps reinforce the neural network, sort of like playing music for an Alzheimer's patient."
    (Bert Riggs' dialogue)
  45. The Courier: "You must be, like... a brain in a jar!"
    Robert House: "[FAILED] No. While brains demonstrated some use as organic processors in the robots produced by General Atomics International... They never retained personality once removed from the human body."
    (Robert House's dialogue)
  46. The Sole Survivor: "I'd like to hear more about your research."
    Bert Riggs: "Oh wonderful! No one else here really wants to talk about it. Functionally this model is more or less the same as the previous versions I worked on, but without the neural inhibitor and reconditioning. The voice modulator seems to have some minor issues interfacing with the neural matrix, which can add some moodiness. But that's easily solved with regular tune ups. Was there something else, Detective?"
    (Bert Riggs' dialogue)
  47. Capital Wasteland, Mojave Wasteland, and Commonwealth Robobrains.
  48. The Sole Survivor: "Why did General Atomics make you so... uncooperative?"
    Jezebel: "I haven't the faintest idea of what you're talking about. I am a top-of-the-line model with an efficiency rating that makes a Mr. Handy look like a glorified toaster oven. When given a set of instructions, I will complete them without question and without error. Now, were there any other ridiculous questions you wanted to ask?"
    (Jezebel's dialogue)
  49. Vault 118 and its assorted quest clearly demonstrates just how far the Robobrains are gone.
  50. The Vault Dweller: "{116}{}{What programs are running?}"
    Robot control terminal: "{122}{}{Current applications are: Facility Maintenance v2.1, Movement v4.8b, Repair v0.8a, Pest Control v1.4, Hearts v1.0 and Sensors '76.}"
    (ROBCTRL.MSG)
  51. Robobrain: "{44490}{}{Regulator hit. Fluid levels dropping}"
    "{44491}{}{Damage to regulator registered}"
    "{44492}{}{Regulator fused. Rerouting functions}"
    (COMBATAI.MSG (Fallout 2)) Note: These lines are spoken when the robobrain is hit in the regulator.
  52. The Vault Dweller: "{104}{}{Who or what are you?}"
    Robot control terminal: "{113}{}{This terminal is an Artificial Intelligence. This terminal is part of a WLAN matrix network to optimize remote unit operations.}"
    (ROBCTRL.MSG)
  53. Robobrain: "{44520}{}{Analyzing enemy}"
    "{44521}{}{Moving to attack positions}"
    "{44522}{}{Target acquired}"
    "{44523}{}{Computing threat level of target}"
    "{44524}{}{Switching to combat mode}"
    "{44525}{}{Target selected for termination}"
    "{44526}{}{Scanning enemy capabilities. Adjusting attack pattern to compensate}"
    "{44527}{}{Closing distance to optimal firing range}"
    "{44528}{}{Moving to attack range}"
    (COMBATAI.MSG (Fallout 2)) Note: These lines are spoken when the robobrain is moving in to attack.
  54. Robobrain: "{44540}{}{Switching to combat mode }"
    "{44541}{}{Attack pattern Omega initiated }"
    "{44542}{}{Terminating hostile entity}"
    "{44543}{}{Initiating attack sequence}"
    "{44544}{}{Positive lock on target confirmed}"
    "{44545}{}{Now attacking target}"
    "{44546}{}{Optimal attack range reached}"
    "{44547}{}{Resuming assault target}"
    "{44548}{}{Commencing attack }"
    "{44549}{}{Now eliminating threat}"
    (COMBATAI.MSG (Fallout 2)) Note: These lines are spoken when attacking a target.
  55. Robobrain: "{44561}{}{Sensors indicate enemy target missed}"
    "{44562}{}{Negative damage inflicted. Adjusting targeting scanners}"
    "{44563}{}{Enemy missed. Recalibrating targeting sensors}"
    "{44564}{}{Error. Malfunction in targeting sensors}"
    "{44565}{}{Analyzing firing data...corrections complete}"
    "{44566}{}{Enemy target undamaged}"
    (COMBATAI.MSG (Fallout 2)) Note: These lines are spoken when missing the target it attacked.
  56. Robobrain: "{44500}{}{Engaging self preservation program}"
    "{44501}{}{Analysis of enemy complete. Suggested attack plan: Retreat}"
    "{44502}{}{Returning to factory for repairs}"
    "{44503}{}{Initiating evacuation protocol}"
    "{44504}{}{Battle analysis complete: Retreat recommended}"
    "{44505}{}{Retreating}"
    "{44506}{}{Evasive maneuvers engaged}"
    "{44507}{}{Leaving hostile territory}"
    (COMBATAI.MSG (Fallout 2)) Note: These lines are spoken when the robobrain is running away.
  57. Fallout and Fallout 2 loadouts.
  58. Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 loadouts.
  59. RB-2851 terminals; Security Office Terminal, (045): Class-V Counter-Espionage Procedure: "RB-2851 SECURITY PROTOCOL 045
    Class-V Counter-Espionage Procedure
    If the Facility Administrator has probably cause to suspect a breach of security by a foreign intelligence operative (including, but not limited to, Chinese agents or sympathizers), the Administrator shall activate the Class-V Counter-Espionage Procedure.
    In the event of a Class-V Alert, the Facility will enter a minimal-security lockdown. All staff are to report to their stations and await further instructions from security personnel. Anyone failing to report in a timely manner, or found absent thereafter, shall be considered a suspect and may be shot on sight.
    Security teams are to escort the members of each department to the Research Labs on Level 3 for processing. The Chief Scientist shall prepare a Mesmetron-equipped Robobrain to aid in the interrogation process. Due to the experimental nature of this technology, some casualties are to be expected due to spontaneous cranial eruption (on the order of 10-15%).
    Should any agents be discovered, the Administrator is authorized to subdue them by any means necessary and turn them over to the Research Staff for experimentation. After completing the interrogation process, the Administrator may terminate this Alert at his discretion."
  60. 60.0 60.1 Tenpenny Tower terminals; Exploration Database, Robobrains: "I have to admit, I've always been fascinated by these things.
    Such an ingenious creation -- a robot powered by a brain, and a sexy dame's voice. Of course, I always had to wonder. Were they human brains? Were they actually the brains of sexy dames?? Or is it all monkey brains and recordings?
    Anyway, I got hit by one of their mind blasts once. Hell of a headache for three days."
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