Wakshani wrote:Rocketeer wrote:pkitty wrote:If one wants a preview of this sort of thing, and one has access to Relics of Power Acts 1&2, one may wish to search it for the word "drone." Just sayin'.
Thanks for the reference, but that seems more like a Shadowrun drone controlled by a Rigger, rather than an autonomous robotic companion.
Would you rather have a controlled drone, operated by a remote pilot, or an autonomous robot?
(Shadowrun has both, but few let their drones go around under full Pilot program control. But the option's there!)
(Edit) And is there really a difference if, ultimately, they're both controlled by the player? See also: the Sabre-tooth Cat, Follower, or other sidekicks.
My assumption is that if you’re piloting a drone then your actions are spent piloting it. If you have an autonomous companion then you can do your own actions while it does its own.