The Ascension Project
Depending on the technology of each system or species, Robots may be commonplace. Some may be rare and basic mechanical constructs or they may be nearly sapient and appear in nearly every sector of daily life. Robots may teach schoolchildren, maintain hazardous equipment, and fight wars. The creators of robots can make choices from among a multitude of options, and specific components like legs and hands to more advanced options. Emergency services routinely use specialized robots to handle dangerous situations, and many households include “smart” appliances that cook, clean, patrol, and even babysit. In some cultures, robots are more common than pets.