Nor Caretakers do not tolerate Automata robots within their wards of the Norship. Instead they employ a network of mechanical devices for varying tasks, typically for gardening or maintenance. These mechanicals are robotics created by Engineers, according to Caretaker specifications. The Caretakers do not refer to them as robots.

Each mechanical is a member of a control group, operated remotely by a Caretaker via software assistance.

They are called mechanicals, remotes, or more commonly apparatus. The Apparata.

Amongst the Caretakers are the Normists: A religious group who believe the unique traits of Normanity are sacred and should not be mimicked or emulated by robots. Anthropomorphized robots are offensive to many Caretakers that adhere to these beliefs.

Engineers consider Apparata very similar to Automata, just missing a few key parts.