Robots, big and small, characterized by sapience. Artificial Intellegences, officially recognized as human.
Entirely mechanical. Robots, they use motor fibers to move accurately and human-like, and have various levels of armour plating. At the core of their bodies are the power source, most often a fusion reactor. The central computer, the "brain", is often in the head. A notable distinction to modern robots is the presence of blood. Not actually blood, this liquid flow through tubes in the body, allowing information and electricity to travel faster and more reliably. There's also the powerbanks, which allow a synthetic to function for a time even if their reactor is inoperable. Now, a major element of synthetic design is their brains, their central computers. They aren't like modern ones. While many integrated intellegences are, that kind of architecture is just too big to be fit in a human-size body. Thus, the designers decided to model the computer after a human brain. The memories, and thoughts only exist as electrical impulses, essentially, they aren't actually permanent, sort of. This means that while the processing power is increased significantly, and a human intellegence can be fit into a human body, this brain dies permanently if power is severed for too long. This is exactly why the powerbanks exist.
Genetics and Reproduction
Each specimen is assembled, be it in a factory or someone's workshop.
Growth Rate & Stages
No natural growth. One can always modify themselves in various, drastic or not, ways. There's no real limit.
Ecology and Habitats
Dietary Needs and Habits
Electricity; most autonomous platforms are powered by in-built generators, most commonly fusion reactors, thus demanding hydrogen as fuel. Most often just collected from the atmosphere if possible.
Extremely varied, can be whatever their maker decides, can also be changed. Since most members of the species are humanoid, their heads are covered my a mask-esque structure.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
Throughout most of human space.
Varied, can be made as any level the creator desires. Usually highly intellegent, though within normal human levels. Usually.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
Most synthetics have a similar set of senses to biological humans. Vision by camera eyes, hearing, smell, a sense of touch and so on. Other, more mechanical senses are also common.
Civilization and Culture
Average Technological Level
Human level, being human.
First created in the 2100s-2200s, they were used as labour until they were released and fully sapient ones were given full citizenship.
Interspecies Relations and Assumptions
The species views themselves as a subspecies of biolocal humans, because they kind of are. The two species coexist generally peacefully, and over half a millenium not many view them as lesser. Thus, romantic, or rarer, sexual relationships are, while rare, not unheard of, since both parties are human, mentally. Dirty robosexuales
Homo Sapiens Mechanis
Effectively infinite, can be repaired and refurbished if need be.
Anywhere from one to 50 meters
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