Guardians of the Stars
Computers and Robotics
Computers are fairly advanced, but the trend to further distribute and miniaturize computer power has continued. Most items include some small amount of computing power and a short range communications ability. A coffee mug for instance will usually have small sensors that can tell you what is in it, what temperature it is, and related information (chemical makeup, health information, etc) and anyone within around 2m can query it wirelessly. Advertising signs know who you are and will provide targeted ads that address things you may appreciate and the signs are even smart enough to create aggregate ads for everyone nearby a sign.
However some things remain out of reach. Complex Seed AIs have been created, but they require specialized hardware that requires considerable power and takes up alot of space. They typically help run bases, stations, and the largest ships. Smaller AI’s are not truly intelligent, they just seem so.
Drones, or robots in general, are quite common. Utility and housekeeping drones help people take care of their houses, apartments, and businesses. Military drones provide support in and out of combat.