Type: Arakyd Industries BT-16 Perimeter Droid
Blaster 5D+1, dodge 5D+1, grenade 5D+1
Languages 3D+1, law enforcement 4D+2, survival 3D+1
Climbing 2D+1, swimming 2D+1
Computer programming/repair 3D+2, security 3D+1
Six leg locomotion
Sensor package: Carbantl motion sensor, Fabritech seismic sensor (+1D to search)
Imperial standard comlink
Arakyd Vocabulator (speaks droid languages only)
TransLang I communication module (+1D to languages)
Armor (+2D to Strength vs. physical and energy attacks)
Taim & Bak Repeating Blaster Cannon (6D, 2-10/25/50, fire arc: turret)
Size: 2.3 meters
Cost: 4,100 credits
Description: The BT-16 perimeter droid, also known as the VT-16, was a bulbous, spider-like droid manufactured by Arakyd Industries.
The BT-16 came equipped with highly sensitive sensor packages, including a Fabritech seismic reader and a Carbanti motion detector. It was armed with a Taim & Bak repeating blaster cannon. The droid also featured a TranLang I Communication module and a vocabulator, though it was only able to speak droid languages.
These droids were used by the Galactic Republic and later the Galactic Empire.
Early production runs reused the chassis of the TS-Arach series Pest Control Droid before the six-legged design was introduced. The B'omarr Monks used these droids to carry brains of those who had achieved "enlightenment" and for this they were sometimes called Brain walkers. The droids were occasionally equipped with vocoders, and lived in Jabba Desilijic Tiure's Palace until his death. The walkers generally went unarmed while carrying a brain, and had trouble doing anything beside walking.
One of the modified B'omarr version, seemingly without a brain, was present on Jib Kopatha's home, Void Station, in 0 ABY.