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J.A.K.E. 1 - 6.1
Note: The first two G.I. Robots were nicknamed Joe and Mac, and no other designation was given. The official name of the robots is J.A.K.E., which is an acronym for Jungle Automatic Killer - Experimental.
|Creator or Inventor|
Note: The chief designers of the original G.I. Robot program were Professor Mazursky and Doctor Charles Grayson.
|Owner or Possessor|
|United States Government|
|Function or Uses|
Autonomous combat robot with mechanically superior strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability, capable of short-range flight, possessing highly-sensitive auditory and visual sensors; programed with mechanically superior intelligence and a knowledge of battlefield tactics and weaponry.
Note: Records document the existence of the J.A.K.E. 2 robot surviving into the 31st Century.
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Created by Project M, the origins of the Jungle Automatic Killer - Experimental program began in the early days of World War II with the creation of the first combat robots, designated Joe and Mac. The later exploits of the automaton designated J.A.K.E. 1 are better recorded. Partnered with Sergent Coker as well as a robotic dog designated Cap; J.A.K.E. 1 would participate in several unusual high-risk missions during World War II until it sacrificed itself to save a company of Navy sailors.
After the destruction of J.A.K.E. 1, a new combat unit was brought on-line, designated J.A.K.E. 2; which served for the remainder of World War II. At the end of the war, J.A.K.E. 2 would be assigned to service in the Creature Commandos as the G.I. Robot.
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