The Shuttle Pilot
Lu came to live with me July 5, 2012. Thank you, Amy!
Lu Pine has had a rather troubled existence. An older robot than most, he was originally created as a repair robot to accompany shuttle crews. He was designed with an extensive knowledge of shuttles: how each piece worked and fit together, and how to fix them if something went wrong. As the years went by, however, shuttle design became more and more complex. Lu did not. His inventor, daunted by the task of teaching Lu so many new things, briefly considered retiring the near-obsolete robot. Instead, he gave him a different, simpler task.
Lu, now reassigned to the control room, is a backup pilot. Should something happen to the primary pilot, Lu must step in to land the shuttle.