Robots are complex machines that usually resemble a human and do
mechanical, routine tasks on command. Robots come in all sorts of
shapes, sizes, and types. The most widely known producer of robots was
the Frobozz Magic Company, who seemed to mainly produce them prior to
the fall of the Empire in 883 GUE. Although complex machines have since
been constructed, there is no evidence that more robots have been
produced. Robots have been primarily uncovered within ancient and
abandoned sections of the Great Underground Empire, many still
functional and still performing the routines that had been assigned to
them before the Empire's collapse.
produced by the Frobozz Magic Robot Company were trained at GUE Tech to
perform various simple household functions. Commands were issued
through the following formula: "Robot, COMMAND". Their memory circuits
were not advanced, only able to perform navigational movement, the
picking up of objects, the lifting of cages, and the pushing
of buttons. When destroyed, these robots would fall to the floor
in a pile of garbage before instantly disintegrating. (One of the many
weakness of this model of robot was its lack of a floating-point
processor, thus a FLOAT spell would destroy it. These models also
lacked a mouth, although they had a head-like appendage.) One of these named Robby,
the "Alice Area" of the Dungeon of Zork, had the primary function to
operate the Frobozz Magic Room Spinner controls, since the output of
the machinery was of such an abnormally high voltage.
found in the Royal Museum, was a housekeeping model with six beady
mechanical eyes. Hovering in the air, it could quickly dust the floor
as it moved, gliding from room to room. This robot was also able to
detect if equipment or other museum relics were out of place and would
quickly return them to their precise position..
Leo and Rocky
were two robots used to operate the Frobozz Magic Crematorium. Even
though they were damaged, these workers continued their duties even a
century after they had been abandoned.
Several different robot models armed with laser guns were responsible for the guarding of the Helm of Zork.
IMAGE01: Robot guardians of the Helm of Zork
IMAGE02: Frobozz Magic Robot (A)
IMAGE03: Leo the robot