Hello again class. Today we will have a pop quiz… first question what color is your liver… ok I'm kidding again. I just couldn’t think of a good joke.
Alright if you are ready we will start immediately.
Medabots Anatomy 101
Lesson 3 of (???). Curricular System, Respiratory System and Immune System
The circulatory system is much like a humans except it carries oil instead of blood. It is a misconception that the oil a medabot uses is the same as the oil that you would use in your car. The oil is actually a mixture of lubricating oil, hydraulic fluid, coolant, and other materials. Some medabots need specially mixed oils because their parts require a different mixture of these fluids. And many medabots that live in colder climates mix antifreeze in their oil so that they won’t have to worry as much about system freezes.
The oil when ingested by the medabot travels down from their hidden intake valve (often hidden behind the face plate) to a small reservoir that can hold between a pint or three. Most medabots like or need a high oil level while others prefer to have hardly any in their systems. The reason for this is that while more oil increases performance of many types of parts it will also slow the medabot down. This reduction of speed is often unnoticed by humans. The reason for the loss of speed is that the oil is a liquid and liquids resist sudden changes in speed or direction.
But it is also not a good idea for a medabot to run on too little oil. If a medabot has too little oil it will suffer from over heating and could have trouble repairing damage. A medabot should never run without oil. They can function without oil but even moving will case severe strain to joints and servos. Also as the medabots SLAF system is spread throughout the body in the oil, the medabots healing and repair properties drop to almost nothing.
The circulatory system is not built into the tin pet; it is built into parts and is one of the few things standard to many parts. The oil starts in the oil reservoir. It is pumped out of the reservoir by a small motor into a large vein. The vain spits into two (three or four in newer models) and spirals trough the body. From there the veins split off and enter the extremities of the body, arms legs, head, or any others.
Where ever the parts could be changed (like switching an arm) the arties come into a valve before and after the junction between parts. The oil travels out into the arm(for example) all the way until the end before turning back. The pipes the oil travels is now like human arteries traveling back to the oil reservoir.
Where ever the veins or artery passes near a servo or joint the pipe changes. While anywhere else the pipe is thin but strong, here the pipe becomes soft and pliable and made like a wet membrane. This membrane allows oil to seep from the pipes and lubricate the servo or joint. These membranes are far from being strong but that isn’t an issue for the medabot. With humans our blood pumps at an amazing speed and has a remarkable force. A medabot however only pumps their oil at a leisurely pace and with only enough force to ensure flow.
Take a breather class. Breath in, and out. Now think of a medabot, they do not require oxygen to live and only a few need it for special attacks (the pyro breath on phoenix needs air to function). But this doesn’t mean a medabot doesn’t need to breathe. Most medabots have a small bellows or fan in their chest cavity that pulls air in from the face plate or neck (many medabot types often just pull air in from gaps in their armor).
The purpose of breathing for a medabot is to regulate weapons and processor temperature. The respiratory system is strikingly simple. The fan pulls air from outside the medabot, forces it across the device that needs cooling(usually just the main bus board and processors) and then the fan reverses and pulls the air back out. All medabots have their systems(everything, and I mean everything) insulated against water but only a diving medabot can properly use water instead of air.
The immune system. Finally we come to a topic of much interest to many people, the SLAF system. (fictional alert, this is not real and is based on scientific theory and research. current technology cannot reproduce this system at this time)(and I still don’t remember what S.L.A.F. stand for…). The SLAF system is one of the most ingenious devices within medabots. The device itself is small and tied directly into both the oil reservoir and the power network. The device’s only purpose is to create nanos, microscopic sized machines that can repair or maintain the medabots systems.
It should be noted that the SLAF system makes two kinds of nanos. The first is by far the most vital, it is little more than a preprogrammed self mobile piece of carbon(taken from oils within the reservoir). This type of nano is sent out into the circulatory system where it floats throughout the body until it receives a signal. The signal is emitted by damaged parts or sensors; the signal is a low energy field the nanos are attracted to. Upon reaching a transmitting signal the nano will begin crawling along the damaged area until it recognizes where repairs are needed. After several thousand(depending on the damage) of nanos have reached the damage they use their own carbon bodies to fill and repair any physical damage. These nanos deal with damage to armor, tin pet, joints, and anywhere that electrical systems aren’t directly related.
The other kind of nano is made of both carbon and traces of iron found in the medabot’s oil(in higher grade oils they use stronger more viable metals). These nanos have a limited intellect, as well as a limited lifespan(anywhere from a day to a week). These nanos are in charge of repairing or maintaining electrical systems and creating high tech weapon parts(like the detonators in KBT missiles). These nanos work in much the same way as the carbon nanos, they travel trough the medabot until receiving a repair signal. After receiving the signal they travel to the damaged area and begin repairs. These nanos do use their bodies for repair work but only if they cannot find another local source of materials. If the damage is near to the circulatory system they will carry materials from the oils. Older versions of this nano practiced cannibalism; they would tear materials from less vital systems to repair the damaged system. This caused problems because then there would twice as much that needed to be repaired. This version can be replaced with a software modifier.
Both of these nanos do not work alone; often the smarter metal nanos will guide the carbon nanos. Because of the close proximity of both physical matter and electrical devices found in medabots both nanos work together to repair many things. ‘Carbons’ will help carry materials for ‘Metals’, and ‘Metals’ will guide repairs for ‘Carbons’ to insure they are correctly and smoothly done. Also for weapons that require materials (real bullets, missiles, ect…) they both follow a blueprint provided by the weapon to create them together. Newer program nano versions have begun to appear on the market. These nano mods improve intelligence for the nanos, increasing performance and ability. Warning! Do not use untested or mislabeled nano mods. Do not use nano mods if you do not now where they came from. Using an untested/unknown nano mod could be dangerous.
ok class what did we learn today?
Does anybody remember what S.L.A.F. stands for in the medabot game?
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