- Sound: Use a more passive-sounding effect. Perhaps whatever the space version of a sonar ping is.
- Name: This is more like a "sensor pulse" or at least an "energy probe". "Probe" by itself sounds mechanical.
- Appearance: Could feel more like "would never cause harm". An expanding ring (or multiple rings) or energy come to mind.
- Classic radar ping: https://freesound.org/people/Benboncan/sounds/72218/
- Mechanical probe: https://freesound.org/people/phoenelai/sounds/55072/
- Ring of energy: https://imgur.com/a/856eu