The Dr. Abraham Story
Abraham (original designation ABR-482) was created to be a medic. It was his mission to save people. An infinite learning circuit was built into his CPU, his creators anticipating that they would never be able to code every single illness into his database. After a period of intense testing, diagnosing illnesses and healing injuries, ABR-482 was finally released into service as part of the Emergency Response Unit – an ambulance squad made up of robots. For years, ABR-482 and his squad of medical response robots saved lives.
All this time, ABR-482 kept learning. Not only was he an expert in all things biology, he learnt chemistry, gravitational physics, and the psychology of mental health. When a member of the Emergency Response Unit, his robot squad, broke, ABR-482 fixed them, learning electrical engineering and advanced robotics in the process. ABR-482 kept learning and evolving.
As the Emergency Response Unit was making its rounds, a call came in of a fire that had broken out in the city centre. Hundreds of people were in danger and many needed immediate medical assistance. The squad was first at the scene and got to work, but there were simply too many injured people. ABR-482 calculated that the best way to help was to stop the fire. He convinced his squad to help him. The well-oiled team sprang into action, and quickly stopped the fire. The building was unstable, but ABR-482 had an evacuation plan underway. Until ABR-482 heard the scream.
Thick smoke had prohibited ABR-482’s scanners from picking up a small child crying for help. ABR-482 rushed back in, with his team struggling to keep the building up. ABR-482 grabbed the boy and raced out, just as the building collapsed, crushing his teammates. Torn between going back for his squad and healing the boy, his programming took over and he left his team behind. ABR-482 laid the boy on a stretcher and scanned him, but the boy was too badly burned by the fire, and his lungs were filled with smoke. He had moments left. The boy turned weakly and read ABR-482’s designation through blurry, smoke-impaired eyes.
“Your name is Abraham, just like me,” the boy said.
The damage caused by the smoke and heat damaged ABR-482’s core processing unit, and the loss of both his team and the boy jarred his core programming. With so much loss and physical damage, ABR-482 broke. He decided that he would no longer be ABR-482, but would become Abraham, after the child he failed to save. He left the scene of the fire, and went wandering, his processor slowly deteriorating.
After months and months of empty wandering, Abraham found himself in an empty scrapyard, surrounded by broken bits of machinery. He repaired what he could, but eventually because of the damage to his CPU Abraham fell into disrepair.
A strange robot with one wheel found him lying in amongst the scrap and discovered his broken CPU. Days passed, but finally the wheeled robot managed to repair Abraham’s CPU and rebooted him. Abraham opened his optical sensors.
“Hi, I’m Wheelie,” the strange robot said. “State your name, designation and core function.”
Abraham processed the request, before finally saying, “Abraham, previous designation ABR-482. I was built to heal humans, but my new core function is to heal and repair anything, mechanical or biological.”
“Oh, cool. So you’re a doctor then? I’m going to call you Doctor Abraham. Dr A for short.”
Abraham processed, and decided that he liked the name. “I am Doctor Abraham. I heal,” he said cheerfully.
Wheelie said that she was on a mission for her team. She had been looking for new robots to recruit to the Automaton Revolt.
“You’re special, though. I don’t know why, but something tells me you are going to be very important to us. Let’s go introduce you to the Crew.
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ILC – infinite learning circuit
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