“"RobCo's always had an eye for robotics, and this little fellow is no different! This robotic marvel can not only recognize your face and voice with advanced facial and auditory recognition technology, it can also broadcast video and audio as well! Think of it - all the sights and sounds of your radio and TV in your living room at home blasted directly at you on the street, subway, bathroom, or wherever you may be! Never fear, you'll never miss a news bulletin or presidential address again, no matter where you are! Exhibit Brought to You By Your Friends at RobCo"”— Museum sign at the REPCONN headquarters
One of the more elegant creations of RobCo Industries, the Eyebot is a hovering robot designed for a variety of purposes. On the surface, it was designed for giving consumers instant access to radio and television on the go. It uses a sophisticated antenna array to deliver the latest news bulletins and presidential addresses even in subterranean areas like subways. However, it was also outfitted with advanced facial and auditory recognition technology, making it a useful tool for surveillance and security.[Non-game 1]RALPHIE the Robot's Incredible Odyssey! was a popular Pre-War broadcast about the titular RALPHIE eyebot.
Although the design was compact and quite sophisticated, there was still room for Post-War expansion. The Enclave attempted to create a line of superior Duraframe Eyebots at Adams Air Force Base, but eventually scrapped the program, leaving one survivor. Usually found near settlements or cities, the automated bases of Hopeville and Ashton later reproduced these robots in number, creating dedicated repair and medical variants, showcasing the potential still remaining in the Eyebot.
Eyebots are aerial spherical robots, slightly larger than the human head, with a loudspeaker and electrical zapper on the front and several long antennas protruding from its top and back.
Eyebots are hardly strong opponents, and the fact that they are friendly and will attack enemies that engage the player character or other wastelanders means that they are more beneficial than anything else. They are armed with a zapper, and will rarely miss, even over considerable distances. While not a very damaging opponent, the eyebot's mobility, small size, and high accuracy can make it a threat if encountered by a low-level Courier. Fortunately, they are the most fragile robot in the game and can be easily destroyed. When killed, an eyebot will explode, causing minor damage to anything nearby.
Medical eyebots appear in the final confrontation with Ulysses, and will consistently heal the damage dealt to him by either the Courier or the Marked men. After being destroyed, they will continually re-spawn unless the Courier manually shuts them off. Ulysses also mentions these were the machines responsible for his survival following the Divide's destruction, mistaking him for a member of the United States Armed Forces due to his jacket.
Repair eyebots appear in several nuclear silos spread out across the Divide, maintaining everything that needs to be repaired before eventual launches. After being destroyed, they will continually re-spawn unless the Courier manually shuts them off.
Eyebots appear in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-ons Lonesome Road and Old World Blues, as well as in the graphic novel All Roads.
The poster found in the Sink of the eyebot named RALPHIE
↑ 1.01.1REPCONN headquarters placard: ""The 'I' in 'Eyebot.'"" "RobCo's always had an eye for robotics, and this little fellow is no different! This robotic marvel can not only recognize your face and voice with advanced facial and auditory recognition technology, it can also broadcast video and audio as well! Think of it - all the sights and sounds of your radio and TV in your living room at home blasted directly at you on the street, subway, bathroom, or wherever you may be! Never fear, you'll never miss a news bulletin or presidential address again, no matter where you are! Exhibit Brought to You By Your Friends at RobCo." (Fallout: New Vegas message box transcriptions)
↑Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Rulebook p.359: "The eyebot is one of the smaller robots designed by RobCo Industries. Their spherical, hovering forms are a common sight in the wasteland. Despite their compact size, they are outfitted with a number of useful technologies; long range antennas that allow them to receive radio broadcasts even in subway stations or other underground sites, facial and voice recognition for use in security applications and even a laser weapon. In pre-War America they were used to broadcast radio transmissions, announcements, and news bulletins. Now these eyebots are in use by the likes of the Brotherhood of Steel to promote propaganda and by the Minutemen for surveillance. Others can are roaming the wastes still following their original programming and broadcasting the local radio station, military chatter on repeat or mysterious messages and frequencies from unknown sources. While often friendly when encountered, they will defend themselves if attacked and the degradation to their systems leads some units to be hostile on site. "