Advances in cybernetics since 2096 allowed servomechanical workers to supplement human labor to an ever-increasing extent. Servo-echanical robots almost totally replaced the work force by 2196, by accomplishing any complex repair task (from running diagnostic tests on a failed circuit to replacing a silicon chip in a malfunctioning computer assembly line).
The WEC Security Cartel and Cybernetics Cartel combined resources to produce a line of servomechs with integral armament and advanced programming for security application. Because of the limited machine AI technology, even in the most advanced versions, Security Cartel recommends a balanced force of human and mechanical defenders.
Most servomechs carry a fission battery. Servomechs use a direct circuit connection to power their energy shields. If the shield system malfunctions, the power feedback often renders the battery ineffective.
All servomechs are similar in operation and vary only in their programming complexity and armament.
Also, there are two armored, anti-personnel weapons platforms available for authorized civilian use. Unlike the MS series, AP servomechs are primarily designed for offensive and defensive tactics against small unit ground forces. Both are outfitted with mounted arms and are sometimes used to supplement human forces.
- AP-4210 (authorized for both civilian and military use)
- AP-4400 (military use only)
Antipersonnel weapons platforms may only be requisitioned with direct Security Cartel authorization.
Robots suffer 1/3 damage from projectile weapons (excluding rockets).