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Robotics Expert
Robotics Expert.png
Fallout 3
RequirementsLevel 12
Science 50
Effects+25% damage to robots and ability to shutdown robots if sneaking up on them
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Robotics Expert is a perk in Fallout 3.


A flat +25% damage bonus against all robotic enemies. In sneak mode, the player can shut robots down. Shutting a robot down will award 10 experience and prevent targeting it in V.A.T.S. The robot can then be destroyed as normal for the usual experience and loot rewards, and since it's inactive, entering stealth will guarantee sneak attack critical hits.

The following robots are affected:

Additional interactions

The perk also unlocks a number of special interactions:


  • Sentry bots may glitch and become stuck in their shutdown animation.
  • Due to the way the detection system works, it's possible for alerted robots to be shutdown, which may seem like a bug instead of a feature.
  • When shutting sentry bots down, a Talk prompt may appear. It does nothing, however.