A great deal about these resolute robots remains a mystery. We don't even know their true designation as 'Handbots' is simply their nickname.

They're drones with no capacity for sympathy or rational thought, but they are not evil creatures. They're simply doing what they were programmed to do, even if it means keeping people on Apalapucia when they are desperate to escape.

Handbots can render you unconscious by touching you with their disconcertingly life-like hands. They can deliver 'medicine' either through a syringe-style implement or by firing needles from a compartment stored behind their face! So much we do know. What we've not yet discovered, is where their hands came from...