Robots aren't just computers. They walk. They talk. They do extreme sports sometimes. They operate heavy machinery. But like computers, sometimes, they crash at the least convenient times, times where crash-induced downtime puts them in physical danger, and might need some outside assistance to get back to normal. But thanks to an isolated signaling circuit in Robots that run the CACTOS operating system (a circuit called "Coyote's Howl" because CACTOS has an American Desert aesthetic), help is on the way. Enter, the Carrier Vultor, the highly unconventional flying ambulance.
Name: Carrier Vultor
Species: Robotic Bird
Age: Operational for three years
Weapon of Choice: Talons made of prehensile extendable cables
Secondary Weapon of Choice: Glowing "feathers", "ruff", eyes, and beak, to make them easy to spot in the sky
Profession: Retrieval and Delivery of Malfunctioning Robots
Made as a joint operation between the Kenkokanri Corporation (makers of Dephillinator and other healthcare-related robots that may or may not have more than one head), and the Arizona branch of Odysseus Technologies (makers of CACTOS (and Cutron, but that's the work of the North Carolina branch)), these two-headed robotic vultures are deployed worldwide, heeding the inaudible Coyote's Howl of a malfunctioning robot, grabbing them with their prehensile cable talons, and flying them to somewhere where the malfunctioning robot can get fixed. One head looking at the ground, looking for the robot in need, and the other head looking straight ahead, ensuring a safe flight. And the two heads operate independantly, so if one head suddenly crashes, the other can assume complete control until the crashed head is back to normal.
The Asterisk on their chest is the symbol of the Kenkokanri Corporation, but turned 90 degrees and painted as tan as the desert sand to indicate this is a robot employed for the assistance of other robots.
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