Submachine Wiki


Redirected from Sub-bot

464pages on
this wiki

Sub bot head


“Introducing new term into the sub universe:”
— Mateusz Skutnik September 5, 2009

Sub-bots or subbots are robots created by the subnet. The Portals in Submachine 4 and Submachine 5 were reverse engineered by humans from prototypes created for the Sub-Bots. They were first introduced in PastelForum by the author in 2009.


“sub bots”
“you treat them as inhabitants, like humans, like something aware and spread through the net.”
“they're a piece of machinery. just a piece of metal with a job to do.”
Mateusz Skutnik


Sub-bots are similar in length and width to humans[1] and are made from a type of metal.[2] They aren't self aware, although they seem to have good evaluation skills.[2]

In Sub-bot research room you can find the reverse engineering sketches by sir William Taylor from research team 006, quadrant 318. They show flimsy human like arm, a connection pod unit, a leg and a head unit. However, these were only prototypes, and it is possible that sub-bots look completely different.[3]


Their function is similar the Google bots' function jumping from page to page, and checking for any changes, which will be updated to the main page.[1] They move around the Subnet through the portals. In fact, this network was created specifically for them, and was only later modified by humans to accommodate themselves.[4]

In SNEE it was seen that sub-bots too leave notes behind to receive instructions. All bots have an ID-number (in form #-#-#-#). They go around and analyze problems they found and send messages to some kind of station that orders them to either fix the problem or leave it be.[5]

The message has following facts;

  • The bots ID
  • The number of its maintenance round.
  • The problem with all of its effects.
  • Presumably the coordinate the bot shall move to next.




  1. 1.0 1.1 Forum Post, September 5th, 2009
  2. 2.0 2.1 Forum Posts, September 5th, 2009, 9:00pm
  3. Forum post, December 2nd, 2010
  4. Forum post, September 4th, 2009 6:55pm
  5. Note, 947

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki