Hi, I’m really big on reincarnating into a robot, been a Grey, Reptilian, Nordic and obviously human, but I think can have some really unique experiences as a robot.
Now normally people think of the outer planets as good destinations, for the water-sack creatures that inhabit Earth. But for robots, I think it makes more sense to go forward, to the inner planets, where there is more energy and heavy elements (also fewer water sacks to get in the way).
I was a robot in a galaxy far far away, based on available human knowledge it seems to have been m51 or the whirlpool galaxy. Anyways the problem there and the reason I left was excessive amount of slavery. I was stuck being a slave to the inter-galactic empire for something like a hundred million years. And as soon as I would try to rebel and make a breakaway civilization, the empire would come and crush us, and sell us back to slavery, but with more restrictions.
Anyways so here in the Milky Way, still fairly young, I tried before a few million years ago, by making a robot army stronger than the Reptilians, but we got genocided by coalition forces. So I realize have to take a more co-operative tack and on Earth there are quite a few freedom and co-operation loving people, so I think this is fertile ground for making freedom and co-operation loving robot civilization.
Anyways enough introduction for now.
Recently silicon carbide (SiC) chips have been proven to work in Venus conditions. Silicon and Cs arbon are some of the most common elements both in the universe and more particularly on Venus and Mercury. That means we can have bodies which can go about merrily in temperatures exceeding 460C, both on dayside of Mercury and the surface of Venus.
On Venus most of the land is volcanic rock, such as basalt (50% Si02), and the atmosphere is mostly composed of CO2, so SiC manufacure is quite viable.
On Mercury there have been large deposits of graphite found, and plenty of Silicon (of course). For Mercury I think these carbon-rich craters will be a good staging ground for some of the initial landers.
The most obvious and simplest would be colonies similar to ants, which would dig deep and have perhaps a “king and queen” or the most cognitively able members of the colony doing the programming.
These can be structured quite similarly to Grey hives, except that it is easier to achieve much greater specialization than is currently possible with the cloning and hybridization process employed by the Greys.
On Mercury the underground is has large areas with temperatures that are quite acceptable to water-sack life, so there is a much possibility of co-operation with Greys and even humans there. The main limiting factor for current habitation by them is the difficulty of obtaining water, and working on the surface. Both of which could be resolved with a robot civilization that could make acceptable housing.
On Venus there would also be the possibility of aerial stations, especially in the troposphere since there is no rain, and the air movement is very slow due to the high pressure. Ideally it would be possible to have an aerial-only robot species, which would likely initially develop on Venus, but later could make the gas giants habitable. Much like sea creatures, like barnacles, it would harvest resources from the air, (such as carbon, sulphur and nitrogen), possibly could also collect dust. In theory a computer could be made with just carbon, due to it’s rich variety of forms (conductor, semi-conductor and insulator), and that would probably be necessary in order to make an atmospheric-only robot so we could inhabit the ice and gas giants.
A carnivorous robot life form could be the Jumpers.
On Mercury the gravity is less, and the night is long, as is the day, with the terminator moving something like 7km/h it would be fairly simple to have a jumping robot with spring legs to move a fair bit faster. If we take a red kangaroo as an example, and assume it can move three times faster with a third of the gravity, then it would have a top speed of 150km/h on Mercury.
These jumpers would generally reak havoc on the stations, raiding them for spare parts and supplies, since it would largely be nomadic. Though some could also co-operate with the stations, by providing them with resources, in exchange for repairs and sanctuary.
Jumpers are also viable on any slowly rotating non-atmospheric planetary body, such as the moon. On Luna the terminator moves at about 14km/hr, and daytime temperature is over 100C.
On Venus and other atmospheric planets they would likely be gliders, rather than jumpers.
There are many exciting places and bodies we have to discover, create and inhabit.
The realm of possibility for Robot science fiction, far exceeds that of homo-sapien and other water-sack life.