R1-series Astromech Droid
Considered both obsolete and antique, the R1-series astromech was Industrial Automaton's first production model of their new consumer-market R-series astromech droid line. . The R1-series integrated and improved on the developments of the P2-series prototype astromech, and was an improvement over the P2, despite its unconventional appearance. To save on research, development, and retooling costs, Industrial Automaton reused the jet black body shells from its long running Mark II reactor droneas Industrial Automaton's first production model of their new consumer-market R-series astromech droid line. Its utility has long been eclipsed by more recent and advanced astromech units, though some more frugal traders still make use of them for short range haulers.
The center of the R1's design was the Intellex III computer brain, which contained a comprehensive catalog of 500 starship configurations. In addition, the R1 was the first Industrial Automaton astromech able to calculate complex navigational coordinates necessary to complete a single hyperspace jump. The R1 moved about via a tracked uni-pod, which was slow and often malfunctioned, causing a frequent lack of locomotion. The droid's array of retractable manipulator arms made the droids useful technicians, but owners often complained of their obstinate personalities and unreliable method of locomotion.