Carrington is the Federation’s survey robot, like a flying saucer about a metre across.

The Bean saw how to make and repair Carringtons while she was at the Zejets factory on Obegon 4.  See the Bean’s Report H.

Carringtons talk like polite butlers, but they’re always friendly.  I told one Carrington that Bea lets her friends call her the Bean.  Now they all call her that to prove they want to be her friends. See Report 14.

You might think the posh talk would get annoying, but I’ve never noticed it – maybe because Carringtons are always so eager to help.