Once put together, Ratchet could use it to activate Receiver Bots and control them. The robot was used for various purposes such as rolling over a switch, so Ratchet could pass. One variation had a gun. All variations of robots had the ability to self-destruct; either by the player's intent or by it timing out. Taking damage from enemies would reduce the Receiver Bot's time.
- Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (first appearance)
- Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (mentioned only)