Drones of significant mass which are typically helical in shape and that are sent out from the colony in order to scout adverse weather conditions and aid in their breakup. Being relatively unintelligent for an AI species, although they do have AI, helicitodrones are usually maintained and managed by teams of more intelligent nanobot swarms.

Production and need for helicitodrones was highest during the Helicitodrone Era, an age of industry on Umud which saw widespread exodus to the planet Impendia and an increase in production of helicitodrones, most of which are still in use after centuries.