An Automate can be classified due to the presence of a complex, an artificial brain mimicking the functionality of a human brain. While Automates are capable of a wide range of emotions, these emotions were filtered or blocked by a secondary cognitive unit. Post war these secondary units have largely eroded due to lack of maintenance or have otherwise stopped working. Automates tend to resemble bipedal humanoids, but can be conditioned to take on other configurations. They are also capable of expressing empathy only as far as their immediate interactions and connections. They will go out of their way to help others on occasion, but have no greater ambition to help everyone.