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The Sims 4 Discover University: Robotics Skill Overview

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Robotics is a new 10-level skill that comes with The Sims 4 Discover University. Sims who are interested in crafting a variety of mechanical inventions to do all sorts of tasks for them will want to build the Robotics skill on the Robotics Workstation. Dedicating yourself to the study of Robotics has its hazards, but is ultimately very rewarding.

How to Craft Robots

In theory, it’s easy to craft a robot. Just click on the Robotics Workstation and tell a Sim to make one. In reality, making robots is much more involved than that.

Every robot requires a certain number of Robot Salvage Parts, Computer Chips, and Mechanisms in order to be crafted. Certain types of robots may also require other kinds of upgrade parts. Robot Salvage Parts can be purchased through the computer, but Computer Chips and Mechanisms must be crafted on the Robotics Workstation using Robot Salvage Parts. Your Sim will be spending a lot of time prepping their robot by crafting the materials required for it before they can get started building the actual robot itself.

An Expensive, But Lucrative Hobby

Sims who want to get heavily involved in Robotics should make sure they have the funds to do so. Crafting robots is not cheap. While Robot Salvage Parts are relatively cheap to purchase, you will need hundreds of them to craft your materials and robots. It also costs quite a lot to build the robots themselves. Not to mention how time consuming it is to have to craft your materials first before you can even craft your robot. This skill is not for the impatient or broke Sim.

However, the upside to this is that robots can be sold for quite a lot of money. You can make a good living off of crafting and selling your robots, especially at higher levels of the Robotics skill. Excellent quality Servos can be sold for thousands of simoleons! You can instantly sell a robot by clicking on it after it’s been completed and selecting the sell option. If Get To Work is installed, robots can be set for sale on retail lots, too.

The Dangers of Robotics

Building robots has its dangers! Be careful when using the Robotics Workstation. Sims can be electrocuted while working on the Robotics Workstation. If your Sim becomes Dazed from being electrocuted, it’s best to walk away from the Robotics Workstation for a while until the moodlet goes away. Sims who get electrocuted again while this Dazed moodlet is still active will die from electrocution. The Robotics Workstation can be deadly!

Sims at low levels of Robotics skill are more likely to be electrocuted. Sims in a negative emotional state have a higher chance of being electrocuted as well. Wearing cybernetics can help Sims sustain less injuries from the Robotics Workstation.

Utili-Bots

There are 4 types of Ultili-Bots that can be crafted on the Robotics Workstation. All Utili-Bots have battery charge and durability stats which can be seen when hovering over them. Tune up your Utili-Bots and recharge them when needed to keep them in working order. Make sure Utili-Bots stay away from water. Exposure to water will break them. This includes rain, if Seasons is installed.

Cleaner-Bots: Will clean your house for you. When activated, they will do this automatically. They do not need to be given specific tasks or supervised until it’s time for a recharge or tune up.

Party-Bots: These bots have more options than the other Utili-Bots. They act as a portable stereo. Sims can choose a music genre, set the music volume, and dance to music playing from Party-Bots just like any other stereo. They can also request food from Party-Bots and Activate Party Mode. Party-Bots will periodically shoot confetti into the air.

Gardener-Bots: Will tend your garden for you but won’t harvest from plants. When activated, they will do this automatically. They do not need to be given specific tasks or supervised until it’s time for a recharge or tune up. Make sure to turn them off when it’s raining if Seasons is installed. They aren’t very smart and will still try to tend the garden in the rain, which will cause them to break.

Fixer-Bots: Will fix any broken objects around the house for you, but will not repair themselves. When activated, they will do this automatically. They do not need to be given specific tasks or supervised until it’s time for a recharge or tune up.

Cybernetics

There is only one type of cybernetic that can be unlocked for the Robotics Workstation via the Robotics skill alone, which is the Robo-Arm. Sims who pursue a career in Engineering will gain access to advanced cybernetics that are career unlockables for their career branch.

Robo-Arm: Unlocked with the Robotics skill. Sims who wear the Robo-Arm build Robotics skill faster and are less likely to sustain injuries from the Robotics Workstation.

Exo-Mech Suit: Unlocked in the Mechanical branch of the Engineer career. The Exo-Mech Suit has two pieces; a helmet and a body suit. Sims can scan for mood and traits like a Servo while wearing the helmet. Sims can engage hover mode like a Servo while wearing the suit.

Computer Glasses: Unlocked in the Computer branch of the Engineer career. The Computer Glasses allow Sims to scan for traits and mood like a Servo.

Toys

There are two types of toys that can crafted on the Robotics Workstation; Chatter Bots and RC Quadcopters.

Chatter Bots: Children’s toys that look like miniature robots.

RC Quadcopter: Quadcopters are mechanical drones that can be played with and flown around by Sims like a remote-controlled miniature airplane.

Robotics Skill Levels

Level 1

  • Can purchase Robot Salvage Parts from the Computer
  • Can salvage Robot Salvage Parts from broken electronics
  • Can craft toy Chatter Bots on the Robotics Workstation

Level 2

  • Can craft Computer Chips and Mechanisms on the Robotics Workstation
  • Can craft RC Quadsopters on the Robotics Workstation

Level 3

  • New Ultili-Bot: Craft Cleaner-Bot on the Robotics Workstation

Level 4

  • New Ultili-Bot: Craft Party-Bot on the Robotics Workstation

Level 5

  • New Ultili-Bot: Craft Gardener-Bot on the Robotics Workstation

Level 6

  • New Utili-Bot: Craft Fixer-Bot on the Robotics Workstation

Level 7

  • New Cybernetics: Craft Robo-Arm on the Robotics Workstation

Level 8

  • Craft Servo on the Robotics Workstation

Level 9

  • Servo Enhancement: Sim Defence Matrix Behaviour Module

Level 10

  • Servo Enhancement: RoboNanny Behaviour Module

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    • I didn’t play with the glasses myself; I just knew about them from the stream and from my SC coworkers who did play with them, but I did play with the Robo-Arm and you can take that off by clicking on your Sim or the Robotics Workstation. :) Try removing the glasses that way.

      • There are no options to remove them. When clicking on the sim, all i get is Surf the web, social and chat. Mech table nothing so guessing it could be an issue with a mod perhaps :(
        Thanks for the reply!

        • I had the same problem, everything with…well everything is buggy from inventory items vanishing, anyway.

          I was able to remove the glasses once I equipped the cybernetic arm. From then on I had the option to remove the glasses.

          One thing I’ve found is that I need to remove the arm and glasses before traveling or exiting game or they get stuck on. Once the arm is stuck on I haven’t found a way to remove it. You can remove the trait through cheats which will remove the arm but it will come back on any travel or save reload. Just a warning, remove the items after use.

  • Is anyone else having issues upgrading utili-bots? I’ve tried with 2 sims and every time they put them on the workstation, and click upgrade it doesn’t work. The parts they were using for the upgrade disappear from their inventory too once it’s clicked.