C5FM Cyborg from Young Nation Industries that manufactures law enforcement droids. Created by Rogue Saint.
C5FM Cyborg is another warm-up project before AOM kicks in. Think of it as visual as well as contextual test for bigger and more complex robots that Age of Machines will deliver. C5FM was my way of learning things I've never done before. The following is the story of C5FM.
C5FM basic info:
C5FM is created of chemically enhanced unclaimed dead bodies. The spine, veins, and arteries transfer electromagnetic impulses pinged from the helmet throughout the body, keeping the human body parts functional and in great shape. The body is strengthened with various alloy components. Virtually all the major bones are of metal, including the spine and hips, to enhance the cyborg's power. The veins and arteries are also synthetically changed. These improvements give C5FM an approximate strength of 46 horsepower, deterring humans from any hand-to-hand combat. Simply put, C5FM kills adult human males with one punch.
C5FM is designed to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for approximately 15 years. No need for food or water. No breaks. No failures. Just good old grind all the way to the end. As a product, it comes with a guarantee of 130K operating hours. It is also able to operate any human-designed weapon with the greatest precision, due to a camera and built-in target system inside the helmet. As a law-enforcement officer, it comes preprogrammed with a full set of laws; it can quote any passage of civil law. C5FM operates fully even if damaged and is programmed to self-destruct if more than 75% of its body is impaired. When it comes to reaching guaranteed operating hours before failure or destruction due to damage, C5FM boasts a success rate of more than 95%. And with more than 7,000 units produced, it will remain a staple of Young Nation Industry’s cyborg law-enforcement program for some time to come.
The first contingent of 25 C5FM units was deployed at York Interstellar Drilling, a mining company on Mars. Their imposing presence and lack of human warmth quickly earned them the nickname “Bully.” Miners requested the removal of the C5FM units, saying they created “an environment of sheer intimidation," but York Interstellar not only refused their request but increased the number of C5FMs in subsequent years. Other companies followed, citing a study which ties C5FM to a decrease in violence and problematic behaviors in the workplace.
Parston 5C incident:
There are a total of 27 reported incidents involving C5FM units. These incidents total confirmed losses of five civilian lives and 17 injuries. This number doesn't include fatalities and injuries in the many prison and mine mutinies across the galaxy that included extensive use of C5FM, along with other troops. The first and most famous incident between C5FM and civilians occurred on July 13th, 2420, at the Parston 5C sector of the Western Road Settlement on Mars.
Responding to a vandalism and theft call, a C5FM unit dispatched to Parston 5C at 5:47 p.m. that evening. At 5:56 p.m., the C5FM unit reported cornering two suspects, later identified as Prescott Smith, age 16, and Lawrence Jenkins, age 15. Just a minute later, the unit logged resistance to arrest and necessity to use force.
What happened in the next several minutes remains a mystery. The C5FM unit logged no further activity. In the trial that followed, People vs. Young Nation Industries, the court found the company not guilty due to lack of evidence. The biggest hope for finding the truth, the built-in C5FM camera system, stopped recording at exactly 6:00 p.m., moments after the unit reported the necessity to use force on July 13th, 2420. In the still-unclear chain of events, Prescott Smith and Lawrence Jenkins were pronounced dead at 6:13 p.m. the same evening. Cause of death was listed as severe blunt-force trauma.
Sociologist Robert Gannon, the biggest critic of Young Nation Industry and its products, stated, "We have a clear example of a machine that doesn't understand humans, especially teenagers. As teenagers we rebel, we revolt against authority. This is an expression of our micro problems and us simply growing up. The machine can't compute that. Instead, it blindly follows a set of programmed rules that includes use of force."
In response to the incident, Young Nation Industries posted a public statement that "The company regrets the loss of life, but the enforcement unit acted according to the law."
C5FM info card:Model Name: C5FM
Model Type: Law Enforcement Cyborg (LEC)
Height: 6'5 (195 cm)
Weight: 300lbs (136Kg)
Max Power: 46 Hp (34kW)
Uptime: 24/7 (comes with guarantee of 130 000 operating hours)
Year of Production: 2419
Units produced: 7000
Manufactured by: Young Nation Industries
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