From the gnome bibliotech archives, an except of Illuminator Galixie Astrosurge written in the year 278 G.M.E. (Gnome Monarchy Experiment) It represents beliefs of ancient gnomes that may or may not apply to today.
Sentient-Automaton: NOVibgear 23 – DECentgear 22
Sentient Automatons are fully independent devices – Sentient Automaton gnomes are the more independent of all. They tend to be extremely pragmatic. These gnomes are most likely to ignore safety warnings, and discover some of the most dangerous devices.