I'm suspecting that this occurs when the drone bay ticks over the armour segment repair
Return the auton to the ship, and try to repair it at the shop. Occasionally an error as follows will occur:

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jeremmt 5 days ago:

NOTE: duplicate of issue provided by giantcabbage https://ministry.kronosaur.com/record.hexm?id=96574