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Auto-Miners are robots encountered in Appalachia in 2103.


Hornwright Industrial partnered with RobCo Industries[1] and Atomic Mining Services[2] to produce the Auto-Miner, in an effort to completely automate their mining operations while retaining only executive staff. The resulting loss of jobs led to large scale union action and attacks by Hornwright's previous human workforce against Auto-Miner operated mines and Hornwright-affiliated sites.

In response to the Auto-Miner, and in an attempt to show the benefits of a human workforce, Garrahan Mining funded the development of the excavator power armor and challenged Hornwright in a heavily advertised contest, which Hornwright won by 1.87 tons of ore. Garrahan was financially ruined by this loss, and desperation led to Garrahan firing some of its miners and replacing them with Auto-Miners. The laid-off miners then protested and even rioted, similarly to the Hornwright miner riots. Some Auto-Miners can be found outside of the Garrahan Mining Headquarters.


Auto-Miners are utility Protectrons with drills for arms; some have Robobrain treads. They also sport a yellow paint job, but look like normal protectrons other than that. The Auto-Miners are usually hostile to the player, but after obtaining a Hornwright credential card from Hornwright Industrial Headquarters, they will be friendly.[3]



Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Melee (0 Damage)

Named Auto-Miners


Two Auto-Miners can be found in two random encounters, including Auto-Miners Digging and Damaged Auto-Miner.


Auto-Miners appear in Fallout 76.