Originally published at: ASR Superseded by Astromechs – Molten Aether News
The Automated Service Robot or ASR has been a long-standing automated repair robot for the last two decades within Solas Tempus. With the successful advent of the Solas Tempus Astromech Droid based largely on designs from Imperial and Rebel Alliance vessels, the ASR is being replaced by the new Astromech Droids which have tested to be stable and more versatile than the long-used ASR's. All vessels will be outfit with a number of Droids commiserate with their current operational needs. It is critical to understand that these new robots are sentient under ALFRE Act.
ASR's still within operational capacity may be retained by vessels wishing to do so as a backup to the new Astromech Droids being brought on board. Again, while the Astromech Droids are sentient, the ASR's are not. Sentimental attachment should not be accepted and only operational uses for remaining ASR units should be accepted.