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==Examples of Androids==
 
==Examples of Androids==
Androids often appear in visual science fiction, often because it is cheaper to designate an actor as an android or give him/her some prosthetic makeup or costume than to build a non-anthropomorphic robot.
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Androids often appear in visual science fiction, probably because it is cheaper to designate an actor as an android or give him/her some prosthetic makeup or costume than to build a non-anthropomorphic robot.
  
 
* [[Data]], from ''[[Star Trek]]''.
 
* [[Data]], from ''[[Star Trek]]''.
* [[C-3PO]], from ''[[Star Wars]]''.[[Guri]] is an example of a more complete attempt at replicating the human form.
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* [[C-3PO]], from ''[[Star Wars]]''. [[Guri]] is an example of a more complete attempt at replicating the human form.
 
* ''The [[Terminator]]'', from the movie of the same name.
 
* ''The [[Terminator]]'', from the movie of the same name.
 
* Harlan and the android clones of SG-1 from [[Stargate]].
 
* Harlan and the android clones of SG-1 from [[Stargate]].
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[[Category:Robots]]
 
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Revision as of 14:02, 26 October 2012

HRP-4C, A real life Gynoid

An android is a robot designed to resemble a human being. Androids are common features of science fiction stories. An android specifically designed to replicate a human female is sometimes called a gynoid.

Reasons for building an android

Examples of Androids

Androids often appear in visual science fiction, probably because it is cheaper to designate an actor as an android or give him/her some prosthetic makeup or costume than to build a non-anthropomorphic robot.

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