Siphus bots are a small to moderately sized marine robot used to filter small plastic waste from bodies of water. They have a quite simple design, with a streamlined body, paddle treads on the sides, filter grates on the front and the output on the base of the bot, they're a common site in any body of water from small lakes and rivers, to the coastlines.
Anatomy & Morphology
This is one of the more simple types of robot, with what could best be described as an elongated teardrop shape body, paddle treads to move through the water, and a plastic filtration system. They can come in many different colors, but its most common to see them as a plain white (if they haven't accumulated much algae growth yet, that is.) or light grey. They also have small optics here and there, and are covered in basic contact sensors to set off alarms in events such as getting stuck or the rare occasion of being eaten by a fish.
Dietary Needs and Habits
Siphus run on battery power, and are supplied with charging stations above land. They drive to the station and are picked up by a mechanical arm that puts them on a charging port. This is evidently to prevent putting any kind of voltage in the water. The average unit goes to charge at least once a day, but each unit is put on a different schedule to optimise the number out working.
Not very advanced compared to their relatives, maybe equal to a fish.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
As a basic AI, these guys don't need many senses beyond touch and vision. Their optics are just basic cameras, that without taking a good look at the bot, are hard to spot in the first place. Even though they can see fine, the quality is nowhere near that of other robots. They also have the basic contact sensor system, with like more advanced LAI, can only detect pressure, but unlike their more advanced relatives, their differentiation between neutral or bad sensation is much more basic, but when they do detect malicious contact, they send out a distress signal to be retrieved.
- Scientific Name
- FB-012 Siphus
- 35-40 years
- Conservation Status
- Extremely common, still in production.
- Average Weight
- Average Length
- Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
- Most commonly white, but they can come in any color depending on the factory or custom orders.
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