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A Robot can be defined as any computer that has a form of independence, whether it be independent thought, or self directed motion.
In GAMMA WORLD, these machines fall into 3 categories: ARTIFICIAL LIFE, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, and PROGRAMMED MACHINE.
ARTIFICIAL LIFE is comprised of androids and some cyborgs because they are formed by deliberate manipulation of genetic code and are composed of a programmed organic brain coupled with the strength of a machine. Artificial life views itself as living and superior to naturally generated life.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE includes all machines with the limited capability to analyze, learn, think creatively and reason. This category includes robots and computers possessing the capability to interpret and respond to a human's desires. They are limited to actions within the categories of their programming.
PROGRAMMED MACHINES include all vehicles and machines that can repeat a programmed list of limited actions, but that cannot learn independently or reason.
Robots can be reprogrammed, but it requires the proper Skills. A Cybernetic Installation or a Think Tank can do the job, if it pleases them or if you can get control of one (yeah, right!).
The Robot descriptions, following, list only the changes made in converting them to this version. Refer to the "Official" books for details.
Description explanations: TYPE: Autobot TYPE: Automachine TYPE: Automaton TYPE: Death Machine TYPE: Defense Borg TYPE: Ecology Bot - Agricultural TYPE: Ecology Bot - Wilderness TYPE: Engineering Bot - Heavy TYPE: Engineering Bot - Light TYPE: Large Cargo Transport TYPE: Light Cargo Lifter TYPE: Medical Robot TYPE: Security Robot TYPE: Small Cargo Transport TYPE: Supervisory Borg TYPE: Warbot