Robotics is one of the powersets. It is a Mastermind primary power set.
Robotics allow you to construct an army of mechanical henchmen and repair and upgrade them in order to keep your army in tip-top shape. Robot Henchmen generally have good resistances to lethal, cold and psionic damage, as well as sleep, fear and disorient. They are vulnerable to EMP attacks. Robot Henchmen cannot be resurrected.
Robots, along with Mercenaries, are one of the ranged henchmen sets. Its damage is Energy/Smashing based, and its resists are Sleep, Fear, Disorient, Lethal, Cold, and Psionic. Many of its powers have a knockback component - other than this, it is a control-light set, as opposed to Necromancy. It is notable as the only Mastermind powerset not based on a human model, and the only powerset with a customized Group Fly animation (jump jets in the feet).
The Robotics powerset is available as a primary set for Masterminds. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:
Builds one massive Assault Bot. Simply put, the Assault Bot is a killing machine. There is nothing subtle about its weaponry. You may only have 1 Assault Bot under your control at any given time. If you attempt to summon another Assault Bot, the power will fail.
Construct one to three Battle Drones (the second is available at level six, the third at level eighteen) to do your bidding. Drones start out with only basic weaponry, but can be upgraded with heavier energy weapons. Drones can Super Leap. You may only have three Drones under your control at any given time. If you attempt to construct more Drones, you can only replace the ones you have lost in battle. If you already have three, the power will fail.
Equip your Robots with the latest gear and weaponry. This power permanently bestows new powers and abilities to Robot Henchman. The powers gained are unique and dependent upon the target Robot Henchman that is Equipped. This power only works on your Robot Henchmen and you can only Equip Robot Henchman once.
Ranged, Equip Robot Henchman
Glowing Red Diodes on Back
Heavy Laser Burst (Moderate Energy Damage, Knockdown)
You can summon one to two powerful Protector Bots (the second is available at level twenty-four). Protector Bots can defend your army by placing Force Fields on you and your allies. They can even be equipped to repair your other Robot Henchmen. Make no mistake though, the best defense is a good offense, and Protector Bots are well equipped with energy weapons. You may only have 2 Protector Bots under your control at any given time. If you attempt to summon more Protector Bots, you can only replace the ones you have lost in battle. If you already have two, the power will fail.
Upgrade Robot will permanently bestow the most powerful and high-tech gear and weaponry to Robot Henchman. The upgraded robots will gain new abilities, powers and weapons. The powers gained are unique and dependent upon the Robot Henchmen. This power only works on your Robot Henchman and you can only Upgrade Robot Henchman once.
Ranged Upgrade Robot Henchman
Glowing Red Eyes, Glowing Red Diode on Antenna, Third Gun
Full Auto Laser Blast (Cone, Moderate Damage (Energy))
Glowing Red Eyes, Jacob's Ladder Effect between Antennae
Photon Grenade(Ranged Area of effect, Minor Damage (Energy/Smashing), Disorient)