Android (robot)

robot resembling a human, or in other uses specifically a male human

An android is a robot that looks very similar to humans.[1] In TV shows and movies, androids are usually represented by human actors without special effects, while robots are usually shown in clunky suits or in makeup.[2][3][4]

In real life, androids do exist — but they are inhuman and tend to look scary, falling into the uncanny valley.

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  1. Van Riper, A. Bowdoin (2002). Science in popular culture: a reference guide. Westport: Greenwood Press. p. 10. ISBN 0-313-31822-0.
  2. Jeff Prucher (2007). Brave new words: the Oxford dictionary of science fiction. Oxford University Press. pp. 6–7. ISBN 978-0-19-530567-8.
  3. Brian M. Stableford (2006). Science fact and science fiction: an encyclopedia. CRC Press. pp. 22–23. ISBN 978-0-415-97460-8.
  4. Eric G. Wilson (2006). The melancholy android: on the psychology of sacred machines. SUNY Press. pp. 27–28. ISBN 978-0-7914-6846-3.

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