So i decided to check out the playable robots mod and go full synthetic, meaning that any pops i build will not consume any food(energy instead) but don't breed, ever.
So far it's going slowly but steadily, i built up my core planets and just started to create sectors but it seems that there aren't any new pops on planets in those sectors. This might be because the sector economy is still pretty small scale and the sector government is unwilling to invest in more pops right now or the ai is not even considering building synthetics... i'd like to know which one it is.
So if anyone has experience with this: please share your insight because i'd rather not just wait and see.
update: it seems the playable robots mod was upgraded to include a policy which allows sector governments to build robots, so with this mod sectors will build synthetics if you activate the policy(costs 0 diplomatic capital iirc)