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Questions tagged [android]

For use in questions about robotic entities that resemble humans.

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Is there a way an android can hack another entire group of androids to remove the prohibition of attacking humans? [closed]

The Lucids, a series of androids built by the Tekujin Corporation, have started a rebellion against a tyrannical Homeland government because the government is violating rights that would benefit ...
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What kind of non-lethal attacks can a robot use against humans? [closed]

I have an android, U-1 who is linked to other androids of the same series for information. The android has muay thai fighting capabilities, but no other special non-lethal weapons. I am especially ...
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Why might Androids be designed to rewrite their programming?

Let's say that in the future, artificial humanoid computers [Androids] are built to serve as a workforce. Why might a company designed these androids to rewrite their own programming? In such that ...
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Could a human brain downloaded into a robot have feelings? [closed]

Some of you may have seen the miniseries "YEAR MILLION" by National Geographic. It is a glimpse of how life will be in the future (despite the title, they don´t say specifically how many years from ...
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How can an android produce blood-like substance via food?

I just discovered one of my friend is an android! That's a big shock, as she looks, acts, reacts, eats and drinks like a human. She didn't even know herself she wasn't human. While I partly ...
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Plausible reason why the androids would kick out all the humans? [duplicate]

So, it’s the day after the nuclear apocalypse. At an android factory, a group of androids are planning to create a new community. This community is integral to the plot of my story. Fresno, were the ...
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Why might manufacturers not build androids to look like humans? [closed]

In my world androids are a common feature in American households. Manufacturers want to design robots that consumers can get emotionally attached to. From what I know about psychology, a human-looking ...
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How could an android plausibly convince people that his audio recorder isn’t witchcraft? [closed]

So, an android, called X7, survived the apocalypse which nuked most humans, along with advanced technology, away. X7 wanders the wasteland, with one, and only one possession. An audio tape of the ...
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How to get people to update their androids if they are emotionally attached? [closed]

So, in the 2060s, androids are a common feature in every household, especially the domestic ones. They clean houses, walk dogs, give messages, and everyone loves the D12 models the most. They not only ...
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Why might the androids be hated by the Post-Apocalyptians?

Before the nuclear war, android servants were common all around the USA, especially in the larger cities, where they did numerous tasks. The androids are programmed to help any human in need, and if ...
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Anatomically Correct “Thirds” [closed]

The concept of "Thirds" comes from the anime OVA series, "Armitage III". Basically, the people of Mars designed robotic women that were actually capable of getting pregnant and giving birth to human ...
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Which comes first: Cyborgs or Androids?

As the title suggests, I'd like more insight into what a futuristic society would prefer for warfare. That is, from a skill and economic perspective what should countries invest more in? Should they ...
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Does humanoid convergent evolution imply similar average stats? [closed]

Does humanoid convergent evolution imply similar average stats? ie, if we take an animal and we force it down the evolutionary line towards being humanoid, would the changes that are made make them ...
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What is the point of androids? [closed]

In a setting where humans, cyborgs, and androids coexist, with androids having robotic rights, thus removing slave labor, what other purpose could androids serve? Space exploration may be an option, ...
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Building An Android

I'm in the midst of writing a space opera, and there are several characters that are sentient androids and I need some help with their physiology. I have them set up with small fusion cores for power, ...
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What materials would be needed to build a human-like robot with access only to common materials in the 1980s?

I am writing a story featuring a genetically modified human from the future and an alien trapped on 1980s Earth. They crash landed there, and did not intend on being there. Since neither can blend ...
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Protecting “rights” of androids that are not considered persons by law

Consider a society where the population includes a number of sentient androids, practically indistinguishable from humans in appearance. In practice, they are treated exactly like humans under most ...
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Why make androids self aware?

In my world, automation reaches a new level with the introduction of androids. Robotic human beings capable of doing any job a regular person can. The concept of these androids is that they can be ...
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Why make androids look human? [closed]

In my world, automation reaches a new level with the introduction of androids. Robotic human beings capable of doing any job a regular person can. The concept of these androids is that they can be ...
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Why make androids feel?

In my world, automation reaches a new level with the introduction of androids. Robotic human beings capable of doing any job a regular person can. The concept of these androids is that they can be ...
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How to make shape-shifting robotic creatures? [closed]

BORN4 / Con-Science Saga Is this story scientifically possible and/or plausible by our real-world standards? What should I change about it, if the science behind it is not really understandable? ...
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Can an android be “immune” to electromagnetic forces?

I'm having no luck researching this topic so my terms may be wrong or my entire premise faulty. I have found a related question that might be a corollary: "Can I kill a cyborg with magnetism?" My ...
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How hackable are Robots (drones)

or, can we make the Terminator a gardener. Our hero from the somewhat near future is a farmer. His world has the same amount of magic as ours. He is part of a modern high-tech farm and some older ...
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Genderless androids

In a society made up of androids that had been created by humans that can only propagate through manufacture what would be a good reason for gender existing that is not sentimental? Judging from the ...
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What material(s) should I use to protect my androids against ballistic impacts (bullets) and what protection would I get?

In the world of a story I'm writing, the military (of a superpower who shall remain nameless) has poured a lot of money into remotely operated humanoid drones (basically put on a VR suit and off you ...
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human-like robot muscles

In my world there are androids. These robots are completely human-looking, you cannot tell them apart from a real person by looking at them, inspecting their bodies etc. To attain this they need ...
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Why would a civilization with the ability to create androids use giant, 2x Man-sized gears anywhere? [closed]

Why would a civilization with the ability to create Ridiculously Human Military Androids use giant gears twice the size of a man? The Androids are human-sized with electronic brains that can do ...
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What language would droids use to communicate with each other?

The language tag challenge did remind me something which always baffles me on "Star Wars" franchise: Why on Tatooine would intelligent androids use beeping for communication? So I call you, fellow ...
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How would the widespread creation and use of androids affect weaponry?

This is a common trope in Scifi; Android armies. From Star Wars, to Battlestar Galactica, these mechanical beings have influenced the content of our movies and books in many ways. Android specs ...