Microbots, invented by super genius Hiro Hamada, are micro-sized robots capable of forging together in order to manifest themselves in whichever shape or function the creator has the mental capacity to command via neural-cranial transmitter.
Despite being used for a good purpose, Robert Callaghan steals and starts controlling them, using them as a dangerous weapon.
A Microbot is black in coloration and resembles a diamond shard no larger than a nickel. But thanks to their size, they are incredibly versatile; by binding with each other via electromagnetic connectors, together they can move, build, and adapt to any situation and evade damage as well as supply reinforced strength.
Microbots are designed to connect together to form various shapes and perform tasks cooperatively. They are all controlled by a single neural transmitter, and whoever wears it can command the Microbots to respond by a thought. All Microbots are designed to operate at high efficiency, even if the controller does not command the Microbots to do so.
However, a critical weakness that the Microbots contain is their quantity: Microbots cannot self-replicate and must be manufactured in large amounts to be able to perform heavy tasks or complex, solid formations. Without enough of their own for support, Microbots are vulnerable to attacks and each can quickly fall due to the fragility of their miniature size.
- In the manga of the film, the bots can join together to create and form large, black animals. Like spiders, apps and even a dinosaur.