Brushbot

Brushbot
Image from Steve Bowers

A clade of Turingrade Bushbot vec which has a mentality comparable to a nearbaseline human. A typical brushbot has reasonably good memory and can quite easily absorb new information or skillsets, but lacks the processing power to manipulate objects at the sub-micron level.

The body of a brushbot is roughly tetrahedral, but the branching limbs are so flexible that the vec can configure itself into many different forms, including one which resembles a besom broom (pictured). This gives the clade its common name, 'brushbot'.

Many brushbots become symaiotic with human partners or other bionts, especially in the Arkab system.

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Development Notes
Text by Steve Bowers

Initially published on 05 September 2010.