Medabots Anatomy 101… no you want ‘Medabots Fun and Puns’ next floor up second door on the left. HEY YOU Put the cake back or sit down…
All joking aside this is going to be a realistic(to an extent) breakdown of medabots and their internal systems. This is based on my perceptions of what I have seen (both in the show and my knowledge of robots), not all of these ideas are from the show. You don’t have to follow this for your fics, but feel free to use any idea you find here. Some ideas I may have barrowed or adapted from other authors fics. Sorry for not asking, I forgot where I read some of the ideas. I will remove or give credit upon request of the author.
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Medabots Anatomy 101
Lesson 1 of (???) Nervous System
The nervous system of a medabot is composed of microscopic wires and circuits. These wires and circuits are embedded and etched into tinpits and medaparts. Although one of these wires can not carry a sizable electrical impulse, sets of them working together can. This multiple paths allows for a redundancy far superior to a single wire.
These micro-wires are throughout the entire tinpit, medaparts tie their own micro wires into the tinpit’s. Medaparts have these micro-wires as well but their placement and functions are dependent of the type of parts.
everywhere two or more micro-wires cross there is a switch similar to a compound transistor. This allows for pathways to be switched, to send impulses along different routs or even directions. This switch is normally automatic but can be changed by the medabot for faster reactions. It can also be used to bypass continuing errors or moderate damage.
All these micro-wires and compound transistors form a network throughout the tinpit and medaparts. This network is there to carry information to and from various types of sensors back to the medal and central bus-board. It also carries command signals to equipment and devices.
The network has enough power to run most sensors and carry data impulses. It doesn’t carry enough to power for motor control or devices or weapons. To overcome this problem a second network, a larger stronger network that is on visual scale, is built to carry power directly to these devices and anywhere it is needed. This power network is not as redundant as the impulse network because its greater size requires more room for every pathway.
The power network is monitored by the impulse network but is not entirely automated. The medabot can send more power to anywhere it is needed as long as his/her/it’s critical systems have above their minimum required power. Additional power can not safely exceed the Max power levels of the component it is being sent to.
There are numerous sensors in a medabot, this lesson will only cover the basic sensors. Thermal sensors detect heat and cold, registering pain when above or below the preset tolerances. Thermal sensors also come in an internal version for moderating heat generation or over cooling.
Pressure/touch sensors are for identifying when the medabot is touching something and to a lesser extent consistency and texture. Pressure/touch sensors are also used to determine how hard the medabot is pressing against something or vise versa. Grappling medabots will often have a much more sensitive set of these sensors. Diving and flying medabots use a altered sensor in place of an altimeter or dive gage.
Pain/damage sensors are a wide area sensor that uses the impulse network to test for damage and send a pain message back to the medal and main bus board. This is not a device despite its size and complexity. It runs by pinging its local area and listing non-responses as damage and after confirming with the next inline sensor sends the pain signal. !Warning! tampering with these sensors without acute knowledge can result in serous errors. The two worst errors are constant searing pain or total loss of pain and/or damage reports.
Environmental sensors are a mater of debate because they are not actually a sensor. They are a small device that processes all the signals from sensors to determine if the environment is safe or hostile. This device includes an gaseous meter that is used to determine if special weapons can be used safely or even at all.
Audio sensors are larger than all other sensors except for visual or full spectrum sensors. Audio sensors require additional power from the power network but they don’t have any backup circuits because of this they are slightly more susceptible to damage. The standard settings allow for volume and frequency detection above that of humans.
Visual/ full spectrum sensors or optics as they are often called, detect light in the visual spectrum or in some designs extend out to include infrared and ultraviolet. Visors are the same as optics except they often have advance features exceeding that of optics. Visors have a more restricted range of tracking than optics. Visual sensors have dozens of redundant layers in both the impulse network and the power network. The top layers of these sensors are made of armored and hardened glass and plastics. All of these precaution make damaging them difficult but not imposable.
Sensors run on the impulse network and that network carries commands and power. The impulse network is an amazing feat of engineering. But it by itself it is practically useless. At the center of this extensive network is the main bus-board. The main bus-board is the center of the network it is where the medal is inserted.
The main bus-board is the like the motherboard of a computer. It is in charge of filtering and refining the numerous impulses and interpreting them for the medal. This bus-board has sockets for sub-boards or part required chips and cards. The main bus-board has a limited temporary memory buffer, this is a medabots short term memory.
The medal is what holds everything about the medabot. The medal is an unlimited source of memory storage and processing power. It contains all information about a medabot. All their memories, skills and assimilated personality traits. Some clam this is where a medabots ‘sprit’ is, I wont voice my opinion here. To all scientific extents a medabot is nothing more than an adaptive inexplicable IA that takes personality traits from its environment.
It is true that a medal is a source power for the medabot but it isn’t the only source of power. Every tinpit has a standard power cell. This power cell is self recharging but can be externally charged if needed. When a medabot enters sleep mode its recharge rate increases and power consumption decreases. This is also when the short term memories are transferred into hard memory inside the medal.
This covers basics of the nervous system. If you wish a detailed explanation of any topic in this lesson please review.
The next lesson will cover the skeletal and structural system. I’m not sure when it will be up, it depends on how many reviews I get. This lesson was longer than I thought.
Later the, MAD-MAN
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