Risk-acceptant Automaton for Dangerous Exploration unit 46
Risk-acceptant Automaton for Dangerous Exploration unit 46 (RADE-46) is a RADE dSph series automaton manufactured by ExoTech, Inc. Its ACI class is 5a, denoting it as a legal citizen with certain rights and privileges, and it is personality-capable. Rade was originally built to accompany explorers, so it has a myriad of interesting features and is very durable.
Rade is a metal sphere, roughly two feet in diameter, with a myriad of hidden capabilities tucked in its tough spheroid shell. Its primary mode of locomotion is pseudogravitic levitation, but can also roll if necessary.
Rade's sensory intake is facilitated by a series of three compound sensors on its "face". These appear to be solely photoreceptors, but they also house the primary audio intake. It also is sonar and radar capable.
As well as the worn ExoTech logo on its side and the phrase "Approach with Caution" painted on its rear, Rade sports a holographic monobrow (a "holobrow"). The holobrow program was installed by Arcto as a "way for the crew to better interpret Rade's emotional state and expressions" (read: a joke).
Rade can project holographic constructs, both on its surface and freestanding. It primarily communicates through projecting text on its surface just under the photoreceptors, but it can synthesize a voice.
Rade is the navigational, cybernetic, and exploratory assistant on the RIV Free Spirit. It is, like others on the crew, also an occasional mercenary. Its original occupation was as a high-danger all-terrain exploratory assistant for GCPEM.
Rade has a very stubborn personality and is programmed to take extreme risks, and therefore cannot feel the digital equivalent of pain. This led it to be intrigued by the concept of pain, and over time it has become somewhat of an accidental sadist. It tries to hide this fact as it knows sadism is culturally unacceptable, but its core curiosity drivers often overwhelm its social alignment parameters. Due to its origins it is also a tad bumbling, though it tries very hard to avoid bumping into things and such.
Morality & Philosophy
Though originally programmed to follow directions immediately, it's developed a circumvention to that routine and is often critical of the orders it is given. It does cooperate when it deems cooperation necessary, but it's rather obstinate otherwise.
- Year of Birth
- 47120 (575 years old)
- Gender Identity
- In terms of identity, Rade is a sassy little genderless entity.
- 0.6 k diameter
- 100 kg