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* ''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]].
* The Dr. Eva/EDI body from ''[[Mass Effect]]''.
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* The Dr. Eva/[[EDI]] body from ''[[Mass Effect]]''.
 
* Ash and Bishop from ''[[Alien]]'' and ''Aliens''.
 
* Ash and Bishop from ''[[Alien]]'' and ''Aliens''.
  
 
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Revision as of 15:38, 14 January 2013

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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 or render one in CGI.