The industrial colony of Tetropolis was founded as a cybernetic research and production center, designing and producing robots and autons for the Atlantic Federation Lunar State. ElectraCorp was to be the controlling corporation. Things didn't go as planned.
Giant Robotic spider that loves farming, Buddhism and selling weapons of mass destruction. The cosmic era.
An insidious weapon born from terrorists and adopted by the military
Also known as sack-boys or burlap men
The core of every clever machine is the machine cortex, the droid brain.
Able Blank is a disposable asset, a walking talking abomination and crime against humanity.
Weaponoids are robotic weapons that intended to used by mecha or similarly large robots
Part of the New Themysciran Readiness Doctrine, there are dozens of Exalted Mothers in each of the island's major cities, each a 20 foot tall combat capable war droid.
This is definitely going to void yer warranty, mate.
also known as a clanker, metal dog, trash can
The ultra-light droid
A variation of Man/Moment/Machine (NPC/Plot/Item)
One of the more terrible black treasures held in the vaults of the Atlantic Federation, the mutilated torso of a still living infested auton
Humanity created a code that prevents them from creating sentient weapons. There are many other codes they created in similar fashion. It is somewhat unsurprising that despite this code, humanity proceeded to create sentient weapons. When the humans created the caryatid systems, they placed a new code on their creations. Will they be surprised when we adhere to the geas placed on us as rigidly as they follow their own laws?
Originally test bed versions of automata, pribnow dummies are popular in the public sector and for personal interaction.
Immortality can be achieved in many ways, freetext Friday "robot"
Not to be confused with autons, auxons are small machines, 1 to 3 inches in length, that are used for large scale, long term, resource extraction.
While not the largest, most profitable, or most cutting edge robotics corp, Trojan has the distinction of being one of the most influential.
Autonomous Organic Drone, flesh built robots
Goldenrod Autonics, formerly Host Cybernetics and Robotics, is a well known and respected boutique auton manufacturer in the Cosmic Era. Their high end machines are easily recognized for their metallic gold exteriors and stylized features.
The Yugzhee, or "hedgehog-people", guard a great, secret treasure inside their giant burrowed lair. The mysterious Wall of Keys, a 12'x10', foot-thick, cold-iron, "wall", upon which, on iron hooks, hang 100 ornate iron keys of all shapes and sizes. Each key opens some heretofore un-openable barrier, door, or gate, in the particular game world of choice.
The PCs have come upon a great boon, except for the fact that the keys cease to function properly if separated from the iron wall for more than a few minutes. Higher level characters will be able to figure out how to take the wall "with them" via magic. Lower level characters will have to get creative.