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{{{MER Droid Series}}}
Production information
Manufacturer
Model

MER-1

Type

Militia

Creators
Created

90ABY

Cost

1,000 "7

Physical and technical specifications
Length

46cm

Width

25cm

Height
  • 25cm (legs extended)
  • 12cm (legs retracted)
Usage and history
Purpose
  • Search & Rescue
  • Geological survey
  • Pest Extermination
  • Hit & Run attacks
Era(s)

JvS Golden

Initially designed to assist search and rescue after a cave-in in a mine, the MER series is made with small, enclosed spaces in mind. The droids have been described as a weird mix of a cat and a centipede. the MER series is designed to work in large groups, often without direct living oversight, so is able to coordinate using a basic hive-mind like structure established by ultra-sonic clicks (some field testers has described the sound as "A very high pitched buzzing" and also "Very annoying"). This however can limit the effectiveness of the droids in areas with large amount of high-frequency interference.

MER-1 (Mechanical Exploration/Rescue unit - Type 1)

  • Armour: none of note
  • Weapons/tools: sonic pistol equivalent (max. range 5 meters) (MER-1/w) OR an advanced sensor system (MER-1/s); can also be attached to pull single-person hover gurney
  • Details: the MER-1's single weapon is designed to break down rocks without destabilizing the surround area. Due to this, the weapon's power falls exponentially after a range of only five meters. MER-1s outfitted with the advanced sensor system serve as the eyes of the swarm, locating target objectives and then relaying that information to other nearby units. The sensors can be configured to a large number of possible parameters, allowing MER-1 outfitted with them to also search mine sites for potential hazards or untapped resources.
    • Secondary testing has also shown that with minor modifications to the targeting program, the MER-1s excel at pest control in mines and aboard most space-craft. Some of field testers have raised the possibility of using the MER-1 droids as an extra layer for mine defense.
    • During search and rescue or pest control operations, the MER-1s tend to work in groups of 10 to 15, with only one or two sensor variants per group. During exploratory operations, the MER-1s tend to work in groups or four or five, with only one weapon variant per group.
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