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Utility Arms

Utility arms are a common sight in Livastia with LAI, whether it be driving alongside the bot, attached to them like a limb, or several sitting in a booth or shop window for purchase/rental. They've become not only a huge help, but a necessity to larger LAI/MAI, and come in a large variety of shapes and sizes, and various tools are made to be attached to them for optimal usage.  

Access/Availability

Base pairs of utility arms are always covered under universal healthcare if the unit isn't equipped with any by default, but the purchase of additional pairs is not. These are made to be very readily accessible to LAI whether it be for purchase of for rent. They can be found in facilities where they'd be useful to the bot in specific job situations, or are purchasable online or in stores centered around other modern tools and utilities.

Utility

This tool is mainly used as, well, an arm. Since some LAI and MAI weren't made with them, it's certainly helpful to have a pair at the ready whenever you need them. Most don't vouch for the attached arms, and rather go for the wheeled/tracked models that they can either carry around on their side or let it drive along with them.
 

Access/Availability

Base pairs of utility arms are always covered under universal healthcare if the unit isn't equipped with any by default, but the purchase of additional pairs is not. These are made to be very readily accessible to LAI whether it be for purchase of for rent. They can be found in facilities where they'd be useful to the bot in specific job situations, or are purchasable online or in stores centered around other modern tools and utilities.  

Complexity

As far as complexity goes, Utility arms are similar in function and default appearance to either industrial arms you'd see in factories or thinner, more articulated "snake" arms. They can also be categorized based upon whether they're mounted on a wheeled/tracked base or mountable to the LAI, and the end of the arm, even though mainly equipped with a grabbing tool, is a simple receptacle that can connect to just about any tool with the right connectors.  

Base-mounted arms are normally of the heavy, few jointed variety, but side-mounted arms are usually classified as either "polyjoint" or "multijoint." Polyjoint arms are of the heavier variety with less joints, and are the more common of the two as a result of price, strength, and ease of repair. Depending on the number of joints on these arms minus the shoulder and including the wrist, they are named accordingly, Ex: Bi-joint (like human arms), Tri-joint, Quadro-joint, etc. Multijoints are of the highly articulated variety that can easily contain upwards of thirty joints along the length of the arm. These are better suited towards units in fields of work or with hobbies that require a good deal of precision, but they come at the cost of needing additional maintenance to keep them in good working order.

Discovery
This piece of tech sprung up more by demand than being something that was discovered, because ?? Lads need arms; even if they're not necessarily connected to them. WW1/2 and Cold War Vessel MAI need them especially due to the fact that their hulls aren't designed to house their own arms, so auxiliary pairs are a must.

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