Droid BG-series Astromech Droid

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BG-SERIES ASTROMECH DROID

AFFILIATION
Various.

MANUFACTURER
Industrial Automaton.

CLASS
Astromech droid.

LOCOMOTION
Wheeled, spherical type.
POWER SUPPLY
Rechargeable power cell, 72-hour duration.

SENSORS

DIMENSIONS
Height - 0.68 meters.

COMPOSITION
Inoxium.

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

DESCRIPTION
The BG series is a model of astromech droid manufactured by Industrial Automaton. Part of a lineage of ball-type droids dating all the way back to just after the Galactic Civil War, the B-series droids largely replaced the older, beloved R-series line in IA's catalog, and the BG series is merely the most recent iteration.

BG-series droids are simple, modular units, composed of a "floating" control dome mounted atop a rotating spherical body, which serves as the droid's propulsion system. The BG's main advantage over older designs is the integration of a textured surface on this sphere, giving the droid greater traction on certain surfaces; this texturing can be retracted to avoid scuffing smooth or delicate surfaces. The sphere can be magnetized for use in micro-gravity environments.

Like most B-series droids, the BG has fairly spartan standard equipment, consisting of a standard sensor load-out, an integrated comlink, holographic recording/projection capabilities and a spotlight. This can be enhanced by the use of standardized tool bay modules, which can be installed at the owner's discretion and typically contain 2-4 functions each. The BG has mounting points for 6 of these modules, and is backward-compatible with older B-series parts.

Like nearly all astromechs, BG-series droids are designed for use primarily on starships, and can function as a substitute to a dedicated navicomputer. They are also mechanically inclined, and can perform diagnostics and minor repairs on a variety of systems. As with most astromechs, they lack a sophisticated vocabulator, and instead communicate almost entirely in droidspeak, or via text if connected to a computer system or network.

As with most B-series droids, BGs are chipper, friendly and helpful by default; if left for long periods without memory wipes, they may develop more distinctive personalities.

LEGALITY
Legal. Astromech droids such as the BG series are permitted in most regions of the Galaxy.

INTENT
To create a standard ball-type astromech droid.
 
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