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For other robobrains that appear throughout the Fallout series, see Robobrain.
Robobrain
Robobrain.png
LocationMojave Wasteland
Big MT
VariantsRobobrain
X-8 robobrain Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png
Robobrain Mark series Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png
U.S. Army robobrain
Test dummy robobrain Cut contentIcon cut.png
 
Gametitle-FNV.pngGametitle-FNV OWB.pngGametitle-FNV DM.png
Gametitle-FNV.pngGametitle-FNV OWB.pngGametitle-FNV DM.png

Robobrains are robots found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

Background[edit | edit source]

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Main article: Robobrain

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.

Although they were considered one of the most advanced cyborgs ever created, Robobrains never reached full production status.[4] Persistent problems with aggression and violence even in properly CODE-conditioned robobrains,[5] 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),[6] persistent equipment failure in brain extractors that were incapable of working at an industrial capacity,[7] 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.[8][9][10][11][12]

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.[13][14] Some private companies closely affiliated with the government did receive a limited number of completed Robobrains for security purposes, like the Vault-Tec Corporation.[15]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Robobrains appear in the Mojave, albeit rarely compared to the ones found in the Capital Wasteland. One can be found overlooking Hoover Dam, working for the NCR. There are also hostile robobrains at Helios One, Vault 11, the H&H Tools Factory and Big MT. These robobrains have male voices, unlike the robobrains of the Capital Wasteland, who have female voices.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Robobrain[edit | edit source]

Robobrain.png

The standard robobrain found throughout the Mojave.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robobrain
0001cf89
LevelIcon level.png
6
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
60
DetectionIcon eye.png
5
Health pointsIcon heart.png
125
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
15
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (5 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Laser (38 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Mesmetron (1 DamageIcon damage.png)
AbilityIcon ability.png
RadiationIcon radiation.png Radiation resistance 100%
AbilityIcon ability.png
PoisonIcon poison.png Poison resistance 100%

X-8 robobrain[edit | edit source]

Robobrain.png

This robobrain is an experiment created at the X-8 research center as a result of splicing a lobotomite with another robobrain. It dies shortly after its creation.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
X-8 robobrain
0000a381
LevelIcon level.png
1
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
10
DetectionIcon eye.png
5
Health pointsIcon heart.png
125
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
15
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (5 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Laser (38 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Mesmetron (1 DamageIcon damage.png)
AbilityIcon ability.png
RadiationIcon radiation.png Radiation resistance 100%
AbilityIcon ability.png
PoisonIcon poison.png Poison resistance 100%

Robobrain Mark series (Old World Blues)[edit | edit source]

ArmyRobobrain.png

The Mark series of robobrains were made to protect Big MT not only from attacks or intruders, but also from corporate espionage.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Robobrain Mk I Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png
xx00a11a
LevelIcon level.png
5
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
50
DetectionIcon eye.png
5
Health pointsIcon heart.png
75
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
15
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (5 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Laser (38 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Mesmetron (1 DamageIcon damage.png)
AbilityIcon ability.png
RadiationIcon radiation.png Radiation resistance 100%
AbilityIcon ability.png
PoisonIcon poison.png Poison resistance 100%
Robobrain Mk II Cut contentIcon cut.png Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png
xx00a11b
LevelIcon level.png
15
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
150
DetectionIcon eye.png
5
Health pointsIcon heart.png
150
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
15
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (5 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Laser (38 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Mesmetron (1 DamageIcon damage.png)
AbilityIcon ability.png
RadiationIcon radiation.png Radiation resistance 100%
AbilityIcon ability.png
PoisonIcon poison.png Poison resistance 100%
Robobrain Mk III Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png
xx00cb31
LevelIcon level.png
25
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
250
DetectionIcon eye.png
5
Health pointsIcon heart.png
225
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
15
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (5 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Laser (38 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Mesmetron (1 DamageIcon damage.png)
AbilityIcon ability.png
RadiationIcon radiation.png Radiation resistance 100%
AbilityIcon ability.png
PoisonIcon poison.png Poison resistance 100%
Robobrain Mk IV Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png
xx00a11c
LevelIcon level.png
35
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
350
DetectionIcon eye.png
5
Health pointsIcon heart.png
375
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
15
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (5 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Laser (38 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Mesmetron (1 DamageIcon damage.png)
AbilityIcon ability.png
RadiationIcon radiation.png Radiation resistance 100%
AbilityIcon ability.png
PoisonIcon poison.png Poison resistance 100%
Robobrain Mk V Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png
xx00cb32
LevelIcon level.png
45
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
450
DetectionIcon eye.png
5
Health pointsIcon heart.png
525
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
0
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (5 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Laser (38 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Mesmetron (1 DamageIcon damage.png)
AbilityIcon ability.png
RadiationIcon radiation.png Radiation resistance 100%
AbilityIcon ability.png
PoisonIcon poison.png Poison resistance 100%
Robobrain Mk VI Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png
xx00cb33
LevelIcon level.png
50
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
500
DetectionIcon eye.png
5
Health pointsIcon heart.png
675
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
15
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (5 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Laser (38 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Mesmetron (1 DamageIcon damage.png)
AbilityIcon ability.png
RadiationIcon radiation.png Radiation resistance 100%
AbilityIcon ability.png
PoisonIcon poison.png Poison resistance 100%

U.S. Army robobrain[edit | edit source]

ArmyRobobrain.png

The U.S. Army robobrain was developed by the U.S. military in order to replace soldiers on the front line in an attempt to gain the upper hand against the Chinese.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
U.S. Army robobrain
xx0a5c6c
LevelIcon level.png
6
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
60
DetectionIcon eye.png
5
Health pointsIcon heart.png
125
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
15
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (5 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Laser (38 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Mesmetron (1 DamageIcon damage.png)
AbilityIcon ability.png
RadiationIcon radiation.png Radiation resistance 100%
AbilityIcon ability.png
PoisonIcon poison.png Poison resistance 100%
Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Test dummy robobrain[edit | edit source]

Robobrain.png

The test dummy robobrain has exactly the same stats as the US Army robobrain and was likely for test purposes since it was cut from the game.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Test dummy robobrain Cut contentIcon cut.png
00006da3
LevelIcon level.png
6
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
60
DetectionIcon eye.png
5
Health pointsIcon heart.png
125
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
15
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
0%
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (5 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Laser (38 DamageIcon damage.png)
AttackIcon attack.png
Mesmetron (1 DamageIcon damage.png)
AbilityIcon ability.png
RadiationIcon radiation.png Radiation resistance 100%
AbilityIcon ability.png
PoisonIcon poison.png Poison resistance 100%
Icon cut content.pngEnd of information based on Fallout New Vegas cut content.

Notable robobrain[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

These Robobrains appear in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • Robobrains are voiced by Wil Wheaton in Fallout: New Vegas.

References

  1. RobCo sales and service center acts as cover for the research below.
  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. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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."
  7. 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."
  8. 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."
  9. 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."
  10. 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."
  11. 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."
  12. 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."
  13. Fallout and Fallout 2 appearances.
  14. The amount of military Robobrains rolling around the Capital Wasteland and within its military bases in 2277.
  15. The Vault-Tec headquarters in Washington, D.C. security was still running with Robobrains and their masterbrain well into 2277