Originally designed by Genesis Division for additional workforce in potentially lethal environments. Early models of synthetics utilized rudimentary artificial intelligence to complete repetitive tasks. With the second generation and increased task complexity, it was found the artificial intelligence worked best when paired with human operators. Obtaining an exclusive contract with the United States Corps, Genesis Division pivoted with a focus on developing new models suited for peace keeping missions both domestically and internationally.
Production increased and synthetic development plants were created in Chicago and Maryland. Synthetics were mobilized in high-crime cities and within weeks, peace was maintained. By executive order of President Joyce, synthetics were incorporated in every metropolitan police department. Displaced officers were recruited to be part of the hubs requiring human intelligence to augment the synthetic artificial intelligence.
The residents of synthetic supervised report brutality, claiming the machines are unable to distinguish between petty and capital crimes. Official reports claim operations permitted the use of deadly force. While residents fear the machines patrolling their streets, crime statistics continue to drop with their introduction. In larger cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore and Boston, synthetics have all but replaced the human officers.
Genesis Division continue their research and development. Synthetics are equipped with additional crowd suppression technology and non-lethal weapons. Shortly after, attempts to remove the human operators from integrating with synthetics is attempted and resulted in mass casualties during a peaceful protest. Human operators are reinstated as Genesis Division invest resources into the expansion of their Artificial Intelligence program.
Later models of synthetics include variations in shape and armament for specific tasks. HPCLs (High Powered Compact Lasers) are added to their arsenal. The introduction of “K9” models are developed to allow for faster pursuit. This leads to standard synthetics having the ability to transform as needed.