Arachnoids

Arachnoid robotic shells are 1-meter in length, segmented into two parts, with a smaller head, like a spider or termite. They feature four pairs of 1.5-meterlong retractable arms/legs, capable of rotating around the axis of the body, with built-in hydraulics for propelling the bot with small leaps. The manipulator claws on each arm/leg can be switched out with extendable mini-wheels for high-speed skating movement. A smaller pair of manipulator arms near the head allows for closer handling and tool use. In zero-G environments, arachnoids can retract their arms/legs and maneuver with vectored air thrusters.

Enhancements

Access Jacks, Basic Mesh Inserts, Cortical Stack, Cyberbrain, Enhanced Vision, Extra Limbs (6 Arms/Legs), Lidar, Mnemonic Augmentation, Pneumatic Limbs, Radar

Attribute Modifiers

ST-2 [-20]; HT+1 10.

Secondary Characteristic Modifiers

HP-2 [-4]; SM -3.

Advantages

Clinging 20; Damage Resistance 3 (Can’t Wear Armor, -40%) 9; Doesn’t Breathe 20; Extra Legs (6 legs) 10; Infravision 10; Machine 25; Reduced Consumption 3 (Recharge/refuel once a week) 6; Telecommunication (Cable Jack; Video, +40%) 7; Telecommunication (Infrared Communication) 10; Telecommunication (Radio; Video, +40%) 14; Temperature Tolerance 2 2.

Perks

Accessory (Small Computer) 1.

Disadvantages

Colorblindness [-10]; Cybershell Body [-15]; No Sense of Smell/Taste [-5]; Restricted Diet (Very Common, power cells) [-10]; Short Arms (see note) [-10].

Features

Individuals of the same model closely resemble each other.

Cost

70 CP. $5k.

Variants

Tech-Spider

Space-tech cybershells such as the Tenzan Heavy Industries THI-200 Suchi-Rukara (steel-collar worker) are common.

Change SM to -2, Damage Resistance to 12 (Can’t Wear Armor, -40%) 36, and Temperature Tolerance to level 7 7; add Claws (Sharp Claws) 5 (retractable cutting blades), High Manual Dexterity 4 20, Microscopic Vision 3 15, Pressure Support 1 5, Protected Sense (Vision) 5, Radiation Tolerance 5 10, Sealed 15, Sensitive Touch 10, Vacuum Support 5, and the perks Accessory (Built-in multi-purpose toolkit) and Accessory (Micromanipulation Tools) 2; and delete Short Arms.

Cost

204 CP. $55k.

Arachnoids

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