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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.