Model 8600 ES launch

Lunched in spring 3305, the Laennec MCP-01 robot has completed numerous missions to assist MediCorp rescuers. The second generation of cyborgs will gradually replace the venerable MCP-01. Make way for the 8600 ES model.

A more ‘human’ Cyborg above all

The Laennec has several objectives: to carry out assistance missions by supporting rescuers, for example, by monitoring medical parameters and administering emergency treatment under the supervision of a rescuer, or to perform rescues in hostile environments that could endanger the lives of rescuers, etc. The need for humanoid locomotion was the greatest challenge faced by the research teams that developed the MCP-01 version in 3305.

Laennec cyborg MCP-01

Shortly after its launch, and due to the very large number of rescue operations to be carried out by rescuers, research was initiated for the development of a second generation of Laennec. One of the most important improvement points was to make the second generation more ‘human.’ Indeed, stress and the condition of the injured or pilots to be saved were not always compatible with a very ‘robotic’ cyborg. This could lead to refusals, dangerous behavior, and sometimes even violent acts. Therefore, a solution had to be found to make the rescued individuals more collaborative, and this necessarily had to involve a new cyborg design.

Famous designer and CMDR FOSDYKE at work

Well-known to MediCorp for his numerous designs and posters, this pilot and designer has been behind the new look of Laennec: the 8600 ES. On Saturday, November 12, 3308, CMDR Fosdyke unveiled the design of the upcoming Laennec during a ceremony in Kalak. The 8600 ES incorporates a large number of technologies to make it closer to the human form, in some aspects confounding. “Skin” has been specially developed to make this cyborg more “natural.” Beyond the form, the dermal treatment has been specially designed to withstand very high temperatures without melting, toxic environments, or intense cold.

In addition to its new design, the 8600 ES will offer many medical and rescue improvements, including: a larger database of diseases and treatments, a portable laboratory system for instant blood and tissue analysis, a psychological AI component to manage the stress and post-traumatic shock of rescued pilots, as well as many basic medical routines. All of this is, as always, supervised by a MediCorp rescuer. The logic of the NGO is not, for the moment, to offer 100% autonomous Cyborgs.

Concerns have been raised regarding the potential for the 8600 ES to deviate from its programmed protocols or exhibit unexpected behavior. While the design aims to enhance the cyborg’s resemblance to humans, the underlying artificial intelligence and algorithms governing its actions could still lead to unforeseen outcomes. The delicate balance between autonomy and control must be maintained to prevent any deviation that might compromise the safety and well-being of those it interacts with.

MediCorp acknowledges these concerns and emphasizes that the 8600 ES will be subject to rigorous testing, continuous monitoring, and strict adherence to ethical guidelines. The organization is committed to ensuring the responsible deployment of advanced technologies while prioritizing the safety and trust of the individuals it serves.

What will prevent Medicorp, in the near future, from offering its robots for other applications? Certainly, many companies, starting with Achilles Corporation, offer robots. But here, we are in the medical field! And what better killer than someone who knows the human anatomy perfectly, its weaknesses, and who also has access to its medical record? Do you see where I’m going with this?


The 8600 ES is currently in the testing phase and, if all goes well, the new Laennec should enter service at the end of this year, or early 3309 at the latest.

Other CMDR FOSDYKE designs

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