This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Knowledge Bank page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 03:44, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
Does anyone have an explanation for why most classes of battle droids seem to be programmed with an understanding of personal mortality and consequently a fear of death? It seems like a terribly inefficient excess for soldiers designed to be expendable. Also, any thoughts on the moral implications of killing droids that actually can perceive and understand the mortal concept?—Unsigned comment by126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs).
Yes, The Essential Guide to Warfare (highly recommended) somewhat addresses it. It's not a fear of death, its faulty programming and cumulative errors that have appeared after 10 years since the B1s were equipped with individual droid brains. And droids are actually equipped with a sort of pain receptor to tell them when they are being damaged. Its to protect a (cheap) investment. And they haven't really added a moral issue to it in-universe, save that of "us-or-them". Corellian PremierThe Force will be with you always 19:27, March 29, 2014 (UTC)
Corellian Premeir is completely right a battle droid has no fear of death or destruction unless it's "brain box" is broken.--DarthNematode(Dark Council Chambers) 17:44, April 2, 2014 (UTC)