My story has a group of androids that have enough processing to split their focus and exist in multiple VR simulations, this will then lead to them being able to control multiple battle droids in the real world. At first the battle droids will accompany the original androids into battle and almost work like a superpower of controlling clones, then later I want the original droids to be able to focus on more important tasks or even relax and socialise whilst they send their battle bots to do some of their missions.
The speed of light will always limit how far the battle androids can be remote controlled from, as too far will lead to staggered communication and during the lag time they could be attacked or easier destroyed.
Another option other than remote controlling is copying their personality into each of their battle bots this will allow them to travel further away from the original droids but giving them a close to full copy of their originals mind could lead to issues by giving them a choice, they could have less thinking capacity but this could limit their efficiency of doing the missions
Is there a different solution or maybe a combination of the two options that could work well to allow the battle bots to be alone and quite some distance away from their higher androids and still be as effective as if they were being remote controlled?