In my world, intelligent androids get invented. These robots have an appearance, mental attributes, and physical attributes very similar to humans. However, they are still ultimately robots. That means they don't sexually reproduce or age, they are just built as adults in a factory. Androids also do not eat, drink, or sleep. Androids instead have batteries that need to get charged at outlets, similar to how electric cars are recharged.
Eventually, a large group of androids decide to start their own country; They decide to settle in Antarctica. Antarctica is large, empty of people, and most of its dangers don't apply to robots. The lack of food isn't a problem because robots don't eat. The lack of clean water isn't a problem because robots don't drink. The very cold weather can be adapted against with cold-resistant metals. That and low temperatures actually benefit robots because computers are more efficient in cold environments (heat sinks aren't needed as much). The only other dangerous aspect of Antarctica I can think of is the wind but thick buildings solve those. Water isn't a major danger because Antarctica ironically is the driest continent and all of the water is frozen. Androids are also contained so rain doesn't kill them.
So could androids do what man can't and settle the South Pole? Or is Antarctica even too dangerous for machines?