April 15, 2019
Original: New Robot (2128)
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A person is standing on a stage next to a TV with a picture of a robot on it. The robot's body is a sphere floating in midair; attached to the bottom of the sphere are a grappling hook which is not extended and a wire pointing down with a lightning bolt coming down off of it.
The robot floats using a helium sphere, which is highly charged and can induce lightning strikes. It moves using a grappling gun like the hook shot from Zelda.
What is the robot for?
Uh. It could help with search and rescue after disasters.
"It could help with search and rescue" is game-design speak for "We just realized we need an in-universe justification for our cool robot."
Title text: Why do all of our search-and-rescue robots have fighting capabilities?