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If you're looking for the playable role also known as "borg", see Cyborg.

Robots are non-sentient machines that do various tasks automatically. They can be constructed manually through the right combination of parts or automatically from the robotics fabricator. The quartermaster's robotics crate also contains a number of drones, and nanomachines can transform monkeys into these.



The most commonly seen robot. Medibots will detect nearby people and inject them with helpful drugs to slowly bring them back to health. They are a supplement to medical doctors, not a replacement.

Medibots may be unlocked by anyone with an ID that has medbay access. Several settings are available: the amount of units per injection (5-15), how severely injured a target has to be before taking action (80-95% of max health) and the option to draw chemicals from a beaker instead of the internal synthesizer.

Traitors or jackass research staff will occasionally insert a big beaker of horrible things. When emagged, the medibot will enthusiastically inject everyone with either a random horrible things, a random cocktail of illicit substances, or a massive amount of pancuronium regardless of injury or not.

Medibots may be produced outright at a robotics fabricator, ordered from the cargo bay or assembled by using the following procedure:

You will need:

To build:

  1. Use the cyborg arm on the empty medkit.
  2. Use the health analyzer on the resulting assembly.
    • Optionally, you may use a pen to rename the finished robot.
  3. Use the proximity sensor to finish the robot.

Head Surgeon


For the defunct job, see Head Surgeon (discontinued job)
For the defunct IRC bot, see HeadSurgeon

Sometimes, Medbay starts with a medibot named Head Surgeon, easily identified by its smiling face and baby blue frame. It's a little different in that it injects perfluorodecalin rather than salbutamol when treating suffocation damage. In addition, it has Medical Director access rather than just Medical Doctor access, meaning it can go through areas such as Robotics, the Bridge, Genetics, and other areas accessible by the Medical Director.

Sometimes, though, instead of a medibot, Head Surgeon is a cardboard box with a smiling face in blue crayon. It doesn't have any special abilities or anything. It's just a cardboard box that can be worn and often sits there doing nothing.

In either case, some Staff Assistants may get an objective to take Head Surgeon to Central Command by round end.



Floorbots will detect nearby areas of space and tirelessly use their very finite supply of floor tiles to turn it into walkable floors. They are most commonly used to fix holes in the station from bomb explosions. They have a limited number of tiles, but they are smart enough to gather loose floor tiles and convert nearby sheets into tiles if needed, and their tile storage can be refilled by anyone. They hold a max of 500 tiles.

Floorbots start off by default. To turn them on, simply click on the floorbot with an ID with Engineering access or a PDA with such an ID to unlock the floorbot. Hovering your cursor over a floorbot will then (hopefully) reveal an option to turn to turn the floorbot on/off. This also lets you toggle a couple of auxiliary functionalities:

  • Improves floors: If a floor is missing a tile (i.e. it's just bare plating), the floorbot will try to lay down a tile so it doesn't look so naked. If a floor is burnt from an explosion or whatever, the floorbot will also pry out the burnt tile and replace it with a new one. Off by default.
  • Finds tiles: The floorbot will try to collect nearby floor tiles and add them to their internal tile storage. Starts on.
  • Make single pieces of metal into tiles when empty: The floorbot will convert nearby stacks of sheets (not just single stacks) into steel floor tiles, at the usual ratio of 4 tiles per sheet. However, it won't pick them up. Starts on.

When emagged, floorbots will RIP UP floors equally as tirelessly, quickly turning habitable parts of a station into cold, airless tombs.

Floorbots may be produced outright at a robotics fabricator (where they will spawn with 50 tiles), ordered from the cargo bay or assembled with the following procedure:

You will need:

To build:

  1. Use the floor tile on the empty toolbox.
  2. Use the proximity sensor to finish the robot.
  3. Use the cyborg arm on the resulting assembly.

Note: The finished floorbot will have always have 50 floor tiles loaded, no matter however many you put in. Therefore, it is most efficient to use 1-4 in creation and load the rest after the floorbot is done.



Firebots will detect nearby fires, whether on tiles or on people, and put them out. It can squeeze through doors if it is necessary to reach a fire. They are commonly used to breach areas that are consumed in flames, where there is a serious risk of a flash-over that could kill the firefighters. One also spawns in the chemistry lab, where people routinely set them selves ablaze. They tend to seek out and destroy fires with surprising efficiency, even able to detect fires through walls.

When emagged, firebots will ram anyone nearby, knocking them down with surprising efficiency.

Firebots may be produced outright at a robotics fabricator, ordered from the cargo bay or assembled with the following procedure:

You will need:

To build:

  1. Use the cyborg arm on the toolbox.
  2. Use the fire extinguisher on the resulting assembly.
    • Optionally, you may use a pen to rename the finished robot.
  3. Use the proximity sensor to finish the robot.


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Cleanbots will clean the floor around them automatically, without leaving the floor wet. Most commonly used when a janitor is not on the station or the current ones are swamped with work. A cleanbot is best used in areas where messes are routinely made (e.g. the bar), instead of a place where a lot of messes are made at once.

When emagged, cleanbots will apply space lube to as many nearby floors as they can.

Cleanbots may be produced outright at a robotics fabricator, ordered from the cargo bay or assembled with the following procedure:

You will need:

To build:

  1. Use the sensor on the bucket.
  2. Use the cyborg arm on the resulting assembly.

Cleanbots come in two different colors depending on the color of the bucket used.



Securitrons patrol/guard the station, identifying and arresting those carrying contraband and/or set to *Arrest* in the records. They will usually announce their actions, making it easy to know if they have targeted you. They're also surprisingly configurable.

Arrest, in this case, means liberal application of a stun baton after a delay and subsequent application of plastic handcuffs. More specifically, when preparing to attack, secbots take 2 seconds to "charge up" (signified by a message of it "energizing its prod"), and for 3 seconds afterward, are able to stun the target. When those 3 seconds are over, however, they must charge up again to attack. They also take 8 seconds to cuff a target, meaning they are slower than someone without Security Training.

If you're thinking of smashing them up and nabbing their baton, you ought to think again. When a secbot is destroyed in the line of duty, it drops scrap.

Securitrons are smarter than they look. They are not fooled by lockers and will usually pursue you if you attempt to jump into one while in pursuit. They are also able to get out of unlocked lockers, though welding one shut will contain them and stop them from chasing their current target, unless it was due to them being arrest on sight or by being tampered with.

Speaking of, when emagged, securitrons arrest everyone they see. In addition, if emagged a second time, securitrons literally flip the fuck out, repeatedly stunning anyone that enters their sights.

Securitrons may be produced outright at a robotics fabricator, ordered from the cargo bay or assembled with the following procedure:

You will need:

To build:

  1. Use the screwdriver on the remote signaler.
  2. Use the signaler on the helmet.
  3. Weld them together with the welding tool.
  4. Add the proximity sensor to the assembly.
  5. Attach the cyborg arm to the assembly.
    • Optionally, you may use a pen to rename the finished robot.
  6. Add the rod.
  7. Add some of the wire.

Securitron Settings

Anyone can swipe their Security ID over a securitron to unlock it and configure a number of settings:

  • Operating Mode: Whether they arrest offenders (the above behavior) or detain them (stay with them and repeatedly stun them if they try to escape). Arrest is the default mode.
  • Issue Warnings: Whether or not they'll "forgive" minor crimes, by which they'll just zap people into submission and yell at them, but not ziptie cuff them.
  • Warning Threshold: If ordered to issue warnings, they'll do so to anyone whose threat level is below this number. Threat levels at or above this number are assaulted as normal.
  • Check for Weapon Authorization: If off, everyone can carry weapons, even if they don't have Firearm Carry Permits.
  • Check Security Records: Whether they'll arrest those set to *Arrest* in the records
  • Auto Patrol: If off, they'll stay where they are and guard the room they're in. If on, they'll patrol through the public parts of the station.
  • Report Arrests: Whether they'll send PDA messages of who and where they make arrests/detains to all Security PDAs.
  • Guard Here: They'll begin patrolling about in whichever room they happen to be in, or in a specific region if directed through the Securitron Control PDA program.
  • Guard Lockdown: Same as Guard Here, but they'll chase down and attack anyone within their designated area who isn't wearing a Security or Head ID. While they won't ziptie cuff people for the petty crime of trespassing, they will happily detain anyone for any *additional* crimes!

Officer Beepsky


A uncompromising securitron named "Officer Beepsky" spawns in his own room, creatively called Beepsky's House. Years of patrolling the SS13 beat has made him extra fast; he takes only 1.2 seconds to charge up his baton, and he can hold it for 6 seconds rather than just 3. In addition, he takes only 6 seconds to ziptie cuff someone instead of 8. Together, these make him more likely to stun a perp when in pursuit. In addition, unlike other secbots, Beepsky drops his baton upon dying, but also sends a message to Security PDA's when being attacked.



A variant of the PR-6 Robuddy, the PR-6S Guardbuddy is the primary non-cyborg helper on the station. Utilizes the DWAINE terminals to conduct operations. To properly use them, one must manually enter commands via the DWAINE terminals in the research sector. However due to their uncompromising nature, they will follow orders to the last letter. This makes them a perfect tool for traitors to incapacitate the whole station with their non-lethal but efficient purge directives. Some modules can malfunction dangerously when exposed to EMP grenades. There are several models of this wonderful robot running around. Guardbuddies love to talk, and will often announce what they are doing out loud. If trying to arrest a target, only one of them will put handcuffs on, Guardbuddies respect the finders keepers law well. In the case of a Guardbuddy that has taken a beating from the forces that be, a screwdriver can be used on them to fully repair them.

Most Guardbuddies have innate programming that allows them to recognize the Research Director on sight, allowing them to unlock the Buddy's controls without an ID. Their facial recognition software leaves much to be desired, though.

You will need:

  • RobuddyFrameV2.png A Guardbuddy frame
  • RobuddyBoard.png A Guardbuddy mainboard
  • RobuddyTool.png A Guardbuddy tool module (any)
  • PowerCellV2-32x32.png A charged power cell
  • LightCyborgArmsV2-32x32.png A cyborg arm (left or right)
  • PenNew.png (Optional: a pen)

To build:

  1. Insert the power cell into the frame.
    • Optionally, you may use a pen on the mainboard to rename the finished robot.
  2. Insert the mainboard.
  3. Add the robot arm.


Variant Equipped with Description
GuardBuddy Flash Basic Security model. Often seen guarding research, the RD or purging patrolling the station. Makes a perfect guard.
Secbuddy Taser An early sub-model of the popular PR-6S Guardbuddy line. In active service in various outposts. If you intend on murdering the poor thing, do try and stay away from it when you do kill it, as this line of buddies seems to be powered by highly volatile explodium.
Wardbuddy Syringe gun Equipped with a syringe gun which is loaded with haloperidol (EMP'd: cyanide).
Gunbuddy Taser
Shockbuddy Electricity Shoots an incapacitating arc of electricity at the target.
Snoozebuddy Smoker tool Try your best not to provoke this variant of guard buddy, because when angered, they will dispense a plume of ketamine smoke (EMP'd: neurotoxin), knocking out anyone unfortunate enough to be caught in the cloud for about four to six minutes.
Jinglebuddy Snowball thrower A festive holiday version of the basic Guardbuddy. Resembling a present, its green and red striped chassis is equipped with a snowball throwing tool, which are surprisingly effective at stopping crime.
Klaus Flash and a neat hat! Safetybuddy Klaus wants you to mind safety (and security) regulations.
Ol' Harner Flash and an awesome hat! Dispenses The Law akin to Beepsky.
El Vaquero Taser Fabricado en México.
Super Protector Friend III Flash 'New technology! Blinking light action!'
PR-4 Robuddy Flash and a sweet hat! A very old model. Equipped with a flash. A well known PR-4 is known as "Murray", who is in service as a station tour guide, found next to the arrival shuttle, who will stop at nothing to give its tour of the station, no matter how many hull breaches or changelings are in the way. Murray only ever uses his flash if directly attacked, and will resume its tour normally when its assailant is arrested.
PR-1 Automated Checkpoint Bureaucracy and a printer The great-great-great-great-great grandfather of the PR-6 Guardbuddy. Apparently it has wheels, but the lazy things never move.

Arming Guardbuddies

Once built, you can insert a tool module or give the Guardbuddy a gun. To change the Guardbuddy's tool module, unlock the bot by poking it with a head-level ID (one with superuser access), then click on the bot with a tool module.

Guardbuddies can also be equipped with a gun. Most law-abiding Guardbuddies will only accept non-lethal stun weaponry, but with a bit of persuading, you can convince them to wield whatever you want (so long as it's some kind of gun). To give a Guardbuddy a gun, you'll need to remove their tool module first. Simply unlock the bot, click on the bot with a crowbar, then with the desired gun.

Energy weapons (tasers, laser guns, BFGs, etc.) draw from the Guardbuddy's internal power cell, so as long as the bot's batteries are charged, it can fire.

Kinetic weapons (revolvers, shotguns, miniguns, etc.) fire their own loaded magazine, meaning they'll run out of ammo fairly quickly. Though, if you modify the bot with a BulletBuddy ammo fabrication kit, the Guardbuddy'll manufacture its own ammunition using its power cell charge, granting it nearly-infinite ammo.

Any bot belonging to the Gunbuddy extended family, as well as Ol' Harner, have advanced futuristic gun-handling protocols built in, allowing them to fire a second time whenever they're trying to gun down a suspect.

By default, a Guardbuddy will accept the following guns:



Smile for the camera! Essentially slightly less annoying tourists, cambots leisurely roam around the station, occasionally taking pictures of just about anything they see. When emagged, their photographic flash works like an actual flash, stunning cyborgs and humans for quite some time.

You will need:

To build:

  1. Attach the cyborg arm to the camera
    • Optionally, use the pen on the camera/arm assembly to give the robot a name.
  2. Attach the proximity sensor to the camera/arm assembly



A special robot with only one special role: Dig! Blueprints exist in the Robotics and Mining manufacturers. Its usefulness in digging cannot be understated.

You will need:

To build:

  1. Attach the proximity sensor to the helmet
  2. Attach the cyborg arm to the prox/helmet assembly
  3. Attach the mining tool to the prox/helmet/arm assembly
    • The drill has twice the hardness of the pick



The Multiple Utility Load Effector robot. Meant to reliably transport crates of equipment without it being easily stolen by the crew, yet in reality it sits idle in QM most of the time. These days, crates are more likely to be delivered via Belt Hell, but that doesn't mean it can't be useful.

While Belt Hell usually works faster, there are a number of MULE beacons which are either strategically placed in the system's blind spots or more convenient for the department receiving the supplies. So in a way, they complement one another. It's also noteworthy that the bot has all access - with a bit of creativity, breaking into sensitive areas is a breeze! You can order more of them from Centcom, which arrive in a replacement MULE crate.

The MULE can be controlled with the appropriate PDA program (available to QMs, the AI and cyborgs) or manually:

Function Description
Toggle Power Flip the switch to perform maintenance.
Return to Home Won't work if a home beacon hasn't been assigned.
Set Destination Refer to The MULE for the complete list.
Set Bot ID Pointless. The game does that automatically.
Set Home Remember to set this to QM #2 if you bought another MULE! This can't be done with the PDA.
Toggle Auto Return Home Default: On. Won't work if a home beacon hasn't been assigned.
Toggle Auto Pickup Crate Default: On. The crate should be placed on the checkered tile.

Of course, nothing would be complete without a bit of hacking! Grab a screwdriver, multitool and a pair of wirecutters, and read up on the inner workings of MULEBots here.


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The Bio-Utility Techno-Tool is more than just a rolling severed butt. It can record and play back any spoken sentence, though they will replace words from sentences they've heard with the word "butt"! It can fix airless regions that need oxygen! It can also scoot around on its own accord!

Emags disrupt their atmospheric recovery synthesis equipment, causing them to generate a dangerous amount of toxic gas. It also damages their speech emitter, making them somewhat more obnoxious than usual. They will also sometimes do a "superfart". Buttbots will gib on death, staining the area with a generous amount of gore.

Clicking on them creates a small menu where you can control the four main functions of the Buttbot:

Function Description
Autonomous Reactive Speech Emitter Toggles whether or not the Buttbot can speak.
"Rolling Explorer" Autonomous Rover Toggles whether or not the Buttbot can move.
Patty-Heinrich Atmospheric Replenishment Technique Toggles whether or not the Buttbot can fart.
Steato-Electric Armature Turbine Turns the Buttbot on or off. The name of this option will be called "Battery Utilization Manifold" if made from a Cyberbutt or "Phyto-Active Induction Nodule" if made from a Synthbutt

They can only be assembled by hand.

You will need:

  • ButtV2.png SyntheticButtV2.png Cyberbutt.png A butt (any kind will do)
  • LightCyborgArmsV2-32x32.png A cyborg arm (left or right)

To build:

  1. Attach the cyborg arm to the butt.

Amusing Duck

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Also known as duck bots, amusing ducks will slowly move around at random, quacking and emitting a playful jingle. They will occasionally lay a "duck egg" (easter eggs with a different name), which in turn may contain fun items. They will also occasionally wander off to some distant part of the station/ship!

When emagged, they lay eggs and quack more frequently. However, they will also play their jingle on dissonant chords, giving them a distinctly 'wrong' and slightly unsettling sound, and also chase people down to honk at them. Amusing ducks can be colossally annoying when a lot of them are stacked into a small area and can easily inspire some to violence to make the quacking stop.

You will need:

To build:

  1. Combine the bike horn with the robot arm. Yes, really.



The impartial judge, jury, and executioner of fine cuisine. Every once in a while, points to a random dish or food item in its sight, plays a rather infamous horn, then spouts an angry procedurely-generated line similar to but legally distinct from the mannerisms of Gordon Ramsay, then completely destroys said food in a manner completely dissimilar to Ramsay.

You will need:

  • BikeHornV2.png A dramatic bike horn (not a regular one)
  • LightCyborgArmsV2-32x32.png A cyborg arm (left or right)

To build:

  1. Combine the dramatic bike horn with the robot arm. Yep.


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Spooky. Different skulls make different skullbots, which do different dances. When emagged, they provide a wide variety of skeleton puns.

You will need:

To build:

  1. Attach the cyborg leg to the skull.

Boogie Bot

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Boogie Bots will slowly move around, feeling the groove, dancing to the beat, partying like it's 1978. They have been known to boogie all night long. You can dance alongside them too--if you become one of them.

When emagged, they enter "flashmob" mode. In this mode, when they dance, they make people close by dance too.

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