Hammond Robotics is a company operating in the Outlands. Founded as a subsidiary of Hammond Engineering, later the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation, Hammond Robotics engages in colonial manufacturing, transportation, security and, with the introduction of the Planet Harvester, energy distribution.
Its branding repeatedly emphasizes itself as the "New" Hammond Robotics, differentiating itself with its former parent company, who was one the belligerents in the Frontier War.
History[edit | edit source]
Hammond Robotics was formed as a subsidiary of Hammond Engineering, a company founded by Dr. Heinrich Hammond in 2131. Hammond Engineering pioneered astronavigation techniques, materials science and many other fields of science and engineering. In 2146, the company experienced explosive growth as demand for Titan manufacturing materials increased alongside the demand for the company's market-cornering planetary survey technology and map database rights. Over the next few centuries, Hammond Engineering underwent a series of mergers, acquisitions and re-brandings, it is here that Hammond Robotics emerged as distinct corporate entity under the umbrella of the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation.
In 2420, a breakthrough in their robot simulacrum program which was started a year before, was achieved as the consciousness of the individual later to be known as "Revenant" was uploaded for the first time to a robotic shell. It would take twenty more years of work before he was fully operational however, after which he was delivered to the Mercenary Syndicate for their use.
With the advent of the Titan Wars and the subsequent Frontier War, Hammond Robotics was one of the main producers of war material for the IMC, including Titans, MRVN's and Spectres.
After the Frontier War, Hammond Robotics became independent from the IMC and was presumably the only remaining former subsidiary of it still operating in the Outlands. It engaged in a massive re-branding campaign, constantly differentiating and distancing themselves from the IMC and the negative perception the people of the Outlands have for it.
In 2733, it has partnered with the Mercenary Syndicate by deploying their Planetary Harvester to the Syndicate's Apex Games arena at World's Edge and sponsored a competitor, Forge, to join. Although he was murdered by Revenant even before his first match during a televised interview. They were then responsible for the cover-up of the incident and the containment of Revenant into the games. They were also involved in the aftermath of the sinking of Skulltown at Kings Canyon, with Cheryl Amacci announcing Loba Andrade as the newest Apex Legend.
Known Members[edit | edit source]
- Dr. Heinrich Hammond
- Gabriel Mora
- Roy House
- Cheryl Amacci - Legal Department Head in 2733
- Yoko Zepnewski
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Hammond Robotics actually has a website you can visit, at http://www.hammondrobotics.com/