I chanced upon the strangest device clutched in the manipulation units of one of the "Free" robots I intercepted today. When activated, it seems to disrupt and attenuate the flow of time in its local area. Presumably, its function has something to do with how the renegade robots open their portals. But used in combat, it could be a formidable tool.
I will investigate further, as soon as I have had the chance to re-calibrate my sympathy circuits, which have been heavily taxed by recent incident.
The price of progress is indeed mighty.
Yours in inquiry,