DataPacRat's datapacrats (TL8)

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DataPacRat

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Aug 26, 2001, 5:17:11 PM8/26/01
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Having just acquired "GURPS Robots", I've started playing around with the
system. Here's one of the more interesting results - a small "courier"
robot, the size of a real-life rat, that can scoot along at over 50 mph.
With a range of 10 miles, their radios make them a wonderful platform to
create a "distributed system" independent of any other network... (And
yes, I know that the point-cost is meaningless if the 'bot isn't going to
be a PC, but I wanted to check it anyway.)

What do you think of them?


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DataPacRat's datapacrats (TL8)

Brain: Tiny, Compact (0.25 lbs, 0.005 cf, $400), Complexity 1.
Absolute Timing, Doesn't Sleep, Eidetic Memory 2, Lightning Calculator,
Mathematical Ability. Cannot Learn, Reprogrammable Dute, No Sense of
Humor, Slave Mentality (-5 points).

Sensors: Basic Sensors, Low-Resolution Hearing (-10 points),
Low-Resolution Vision (nearsighted) (-25 points), Color-blind (-10
points), One eye (-10 points), No sense of Smell/Taste (-5 points) (0.4
lbs, 0.008 cf, $1,000).

Communicator: Basic Communicator, Mute (-5 points) (0.2 lbs, 0.004 cf,
$100).

Arm Motor: ST 1 (0.2 lbs, 0.004 cf, $400, 0.005 kW). Reach: Close (7
inches).

Drivetrain: Wheeled, 0.01 kW (0.075 lbs, 0.0015 cf, $1.50).
6 wheels (0.006 cf).

Power System: rB cell (0.05 lbs, 0.005 cf, $30, 180 kWs).
Power Requirement: 0.015 kW. Endurance: 3 hours, 20 minutes (-10
points).
Can operate without "breathing" (20 points).

Subassemblies: One arm (-20 points).

Arm Design: Houses ST 1 motor (0.004 cf).

Body Design: Houses brain, sensors, communicator, drivetrain, energy
bank, and 0.0025 cf of cargo space (about 1 by 2 by 2.16 inches, holding
up to 0.125 lbs / 2 oz), and 0.45 lbs riding on top (0.026 cf).
High Pain Threshold, Immunity to Disease (20 points).
No Naural Healing (-20 points).

Surface Area: Total surface area 0.5 sf. Top Deck: 24 square inches.
Size: 10.4 inches long, 2.3 inches wide, 2.16 inches tall.
(Up to 54 can crowd into 1 square yard.)

Structure: Super-Light, Advanced (0.075 lbs, $50).

Hit Points: Arm: 1; Body: 1. Each wheel: 1.

Armor: DR 1 laminate (0.05 lbs, $5, PD 1, LC 6) (29 points); Sealed
($10) (20 points); Appearance: Very Beautiful ($25) (25 points)

Statistics: 1.875 lbs (0.0009375 tons); 0.03 cf (10.4 inches long);
$1,676.50. Body ST 1, arm ST 1 (-80 points), DX 8 (-15 points), IQ 4 (-50
points), HT 12/1 (-35 points). Speed 26.13 (17.5 points). Legality Class
6.
Size Modifier: -5; Inconvenient Size (-10 points).
Move: 26. Dodge: 2. Step: 6 hexes.
Termal Velocity (falling): 170 mph.

Model Point Cost: -168.5 points.

Vehicle Statistics: gSpeed 55 mph, gAccel 3 mph/s, gDecel 10 mph/s, gMR
1.5, gSR 3, gPressure 315 (Very Low, Offroad speed * 0.8). wSpeed 1 mph,
wAccel 0.2 mph/s, wDecel 10 mph/s, wMR 0.75, wSR 4, wDraft 0.98 inches.

Maintanance Interval: 491 hours (every 147 battery changes).

Encumbrance:
up to 2 lbs: Normal Move
up to 6 lbs: Move * 80% = 22.
up to 10 lbs: Move * 60% = 16.
up to 15 lbs: Move * 40% = 10.
up to 20 lbs: Move * 20% = 5.
up to 30 lbs: Move = 1.
One-handed lift: Max. 6 lbs.

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Options:

* Cheap: Cost * 0.8, HT -1.
* Very Cheap: Cost * 0.5, HT -2.

* Wheel blades (0.02 lbs, $1.98).

* Neural Net, +2 DX Reflex Booster ($1,600, DX 10, IQ 5) (+90 points).

* Gyrobalance ($5,000) (+15 points).

* Surface Sensors ($600) (+0 points).

* Micromanipulators ($1,600) (+15 points).

* Electrified Surface (0.1 lbs, $5).

* Replace the cargo space with Mass Storage (0.25 gig, $25).

Any one of:
* Solar Cells (0.025 lbs, 0.25 sf, $7.50, 0.01 kW).
* Reflective Surface ($7.50) (+2 points).
* Liquid Crystal Skin (0.1 lbs, $20).
* Basic Chameleon System (0.2 lbs, $40) (+15 points).

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Thank you for your time,
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DataPacRat
The Rrangoon species is available at http://www.phantomcross.org/rrangoon/

David Walker

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Aug 26, 2001, 10:30:29 PM8/26/01
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"DataPacRat" <spam.datap...@warren.kill.com> wrote in message
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> Having just acquired "GURPS Robots", I've started playing around with the
> system. Here's one of the more interesting results - a small "courier"
> robot, the size of a real-life rat, that can scoot along at over 50 mph.
> With a range of 10 miles, their radios make them a wonderful platform to
> create a "distributed system" independent of any other network... (And
> yes, I know that the point-cost is meaningless if the 'bot isn't going to
> be a PC, but I wanted to check it anyway.)
>
> What do you think of them?
>
>
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>

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except for the speed, this could be a variant of the Mars explorer robot
from a few years back

jet...@illusions.com

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Aug 27, 2001, 12:57:23 AM8/27/01
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DataPacRat <spam.datap...@warren.kill.com> wrote:
> Having just acquired "GURPS Robots", I've started playing around with the
> system. Here's one of the more interesting results - a small "courier"
> robot, the size of a real-life rat, that can scoot along at over 50 mph.
> With a range of 10 miles, their radios make them a wonderful platform to
> create a "distributed system" independent of any other network... (And
> yes, I know that the point-cost is meaningless if the 'bot isn't going to
> be a PC, but I wanted to check it anyway.)

> What do you think of them?

I think Chewbacca will roar at it and make it scurry off... :)

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peoples eyes melt..." -Jim Milligan

Rob Kelk

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Aug 27, 2001, 9:47:41 AM8/27/01
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On Mon, 27 Aug 2001 02:30:29 GMT, "David Walker" <res0...@gte.net>
wrote:

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>"DataPacRat" <spam.datap...@warren.kill.com> wrote in message
>news:rHdi7.6845$Hr2.4...@news20.bellglobal.com...
>> Having just acquired "GURPS Robots", I've started playing around with the
>> system. Here's one of the more interesting results - a small "courier"
>> robot, the size of a real-life rat, that can scoot along at over 50 mph.
>> With a range of 10 miles, their radios make them a wonderful platform to
>> create a "distributed system" independent of any other network... (And
>> yes, I know that the point-cost is meaningless if the 'bot isn't going to
>> be a PC, but I wanted to check it anyway.)
>>
>> What do you think of them?
>>
>>
>> -----
>>
>
>< Stats snipped >
>
>
>except for the speed, this could be a variant of the Mars explorer robot
>from a few years back

Well, it *is* one TL advanced...
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Rob Kelk <http://robkelk.tripod.com> rob...@ottawa.com
"I'm *not* a kid! Nyyyeaaah!" - Skuld (in "Oh My Goddess!" OAV #3)
"When I became a man, I put away childish things, including the fear of
childishness and the desire to be very grown-up." - C.S. Lewis, 1947

DataPacRat

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Aug 27, 2001, 6:17:54 PM8/27/01
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David Walker <res0...@gte.net> wrote:
> "DataPacRat" <spam.datap...@warren.kill.com> wrote:

>> Having just acquired "GURPS Robots", I've started playing around with the
>> system. Here's one of the more interesting results - a small "courier"
>> robot, the size of a real-life rat, that can scoot along at over 50 mph.
>> With a range of 10 miles, their radios make them a wonderful platform to
>> create a "distributed system" independent of any other network...
>>

>> What do you think of them?

> Except for the speed, this could be a variant of the Mars explorer robot


> from a few years back

Fair enough - heck, if you add some solar panels, it could even be a
successor or replacement.

Hm... since they're sealed and don't have any life-support, they can
operate in nearly any environment. Time to dig up my copy of "GURPS:
Space" to see if there's anywhere they /can't/ go (and figure out their
stats in varying gravities)...

DataPacRat

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Aug 27, 2001, 6:22:42 PM8/27/01
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jet...@illusions.com wrote:
> DataPacRat <spam.datap...@warren.kill.com> wrote:
>> Having just acquired "GURPS Robots", I've started playing around with the
>> system. Here's one of the more interesting results - a small "courier"
>> robot, the size of a real-life rat, that can scoot along at over 50 mph.
>> With a range of 10 miles, their radios make them a wonderful platform to
>> create a "distributed system" independent of any other network...

>> What do you think of them?

> I think Chewbacca will roar at it and make it scurry off... :)

Nah, as opposed to the MSE-series droids, datapacrats aren't sentient and
have the "Reprogrammable Duty", meaning they'd just keep trying to do
their jobs... (And if so ordered, might use some of the 'more combative'
options, if installed... <grin>)

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