Over the last few decades, robots have become an integral part of Titanius society. They operate in many fields of work, from construction to maintenance to defense. Thanks to Newall Parker, the inventor of Artificial sentience, robots can operate for days without the need to be instructed or monitored.
Many people feel that humanity has put far too much trust into robotics to do more labour intensive or undesired jobs. They feel that the robots take jobs away from people, and have spurred the depression further. The country of Gellia have outlawed the use of robots completely.