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Robot, Observation Bot (3pp)

Observation Bot CR 1

XP 400
N Small construct (technological)
Init +4; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +10


EAC 11; KAC 12
Fort -1, Ref -1, Will +2
Immunities construct immunities


Speed 40 ft.
Melee slam +5 (1d4+1 B)
Ranged electrical burst +7 (1d4+1 E)
Offensive Abilities distraction (DC 12)


Str +0, Dex +4, Con —, Int +1, Wis +2, Cha +0
Skills Acrobatics +10, Athletics +5, Stealth +10
Languages can understand Common but cannot speak
Other Abilities unliving


Electrical Burst (Ex)

As an action, the observation bot can make a ranged attack against a single target. This attack has a range increment of 30 feet.


Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or crew (3-8)

Observation bots are commonly used by organizations that are short on manpower as a cheap alternative to trained sentries. The small four-legged robot features a central orb festooned with sophisticated sensors that allow it to see well in little or no light. For defense, the standard model is equipped with an oscillating electric field generator that disrupts the nervous systems of many life forms.


Many who employ observation bots modify the sensor orb with other systems suited to the environment in which they expect to deploy.

  • Replace low-light vision with blindsense (scent or vibration) 60 ft. Alternately, remove distraction from Offensive Abilities and add one of the following to Senses:
    • Blindsense (life, radar, thought, etc.) 60 ft.
    • Blindsight (any) 60 ft.
    • See in darkness
    • Sense through (any)
Section 15: Copyright Notice

Fielo’s Guide to Known Space Robots of Known Space Copyright © 2017, Paul Stefko. Author Paul Stefko