From the Layer of Space called GUP come Professor Hero's Old Timey Automatons.
Stalwart robotic servants from The Seven Layers of Space.
1. The HORNCULON (c. 1927)
Primary functions: Illumination/ Search & Recovery/Short Term Audio Playback/ Merry Jigs & Dances
Auxiliary functions: Known for its revolutionary “obseqiousity matrix”, the Hornculon was expressly designed to boost the self esteem of its owner/operator. There was only one Hornculon created, and despite nearly constant malfunctions and destructive dances, he is still in frequent use by Professor Hero.
2. The BUDDY BOT (c. 1932)
Primary functions: Children’s Relations (”Nanny”)/Short-range Flight/Audio Recording/Radiation Detection
Notes: While initially successful as marketed to military families, the “Buddy Bot” was discontinued in 1933 after numerous reports of: occasional/constant explosions, disturbingly high radiation levels, and a predisposition towards emiting an“unsettling weeping-like sound” upon extended disuse.
3.The UNI-SPRIKE (c.1959)
Primary functions: Deep Sea Measurements/ Autonomous Auxiliary Power Source/ Drum Machine
Extraneous, Misc, and Etc: This diverse Automaton became revered for its myriad adaptable uses, most notably its distinct abilities to: grab at lost keys, wheel about the room whilst “dropping beats,” and chug a lot of beer. The accumulation of these talents earned the model a loyal customer base amongst college males as well as the nickname,“El PartyBot!”
4.The GRAB-LAX (c. 1996)
Primary functions: Search/rescue/reconnaissance and plumbing
Notes: The somewhat-more-mechanically successful Grab-Lax was created recently in the wake of a growing darkness in Prof Hero’s home Layer of Gup. Unbeknownst to him, his older Automatons took it upon themselves to re-program the Grab-
Lax, explaining its penchant for constant hugs and love of robot servitude.