Maintenance of the subnet
Sub-bots or subbots are robots created by the subnet to assist it in routine maintenance.
Sub-bots consist of a metal tubular body with one jointed arm ending in a two-fingered hand. Their heads are made of a glass dome covering a simple antenna and they have one antenna acting as a standing leg.
The front of the body is exposed to allow for the sub-bot to store a large multi-tool with two different plug types inside themselves when not in use. Other bits of exposed machinery and copper wiring can be seen as well.
When not in use, sub-bots are stored in large vertical containers connected to other parts of the net via wires and a singular antenna on top. They can enter and exit these containers via glass doors.
A sub-bot's function consists of jumping from coordinate to coordinate and checking for any changes within the Submachine. They move around the subnet through the portals, a network which was initially created specifically for them, and was only later modified by humans to accommodate themselves.
In Submachine Universe it was seen that sub-bots too leave notes behind to receive instructions. All bots have an ID-number (in form #-#-#-#). They go around and analyze problems they found and send messages to some kind of station that orders them to either fix the problem or leave it be.
The message has following facts:
- The bot's ID
- The number of its maintenance round.
- The problem with all of its effects.
- Presumably the coordinate the bot shall move to next.