Robotics (Civ4)

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Robotics - 8000 Beaker

A technology introduced in Vanilla
Required techs Plastics (and Computers in Vanilla)
Leads to N/A
Units enabled Mechanized Infantry
Stealth Bomber
Buildings enabled Space Elevator
SS Docking Bay
Era Modern

"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do."
-B. F. Skinner


Robotics enables the extremely powerful Mechanized Infantry, Missile Cruiser, Stealth Destroyer and Stealth Bomber units. It lets you build the Space Elevator wonder.

Civilopedia EntryEdit

The creation of machines to assist in, and increase the efficiency of, the manufacturing process gave birth to the factory system of production and started the Industrial Revolution. The invention of digital computers in the late 1940s, and their refinement over the next several decades, took factory automation one step further. Computer-controlled machines, called robots, were designed to perform repetitive or dangerous tasks more quickly than humans. Experimental robots capable of simple manipulation of objects were in operation by the late 1960s. General Motors commissioned the first robots used on an assembly line in the 1970s. Constant improvements in the computer field have allowed the production of incredibly versatile robots, capable of performing a wide variety of tasks under virtually any environmental condition. Robots today are widely used in manufacturing, scientific research, and space exploration.