In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, one of the main characters is Cameron, a Terminator robot. Her model is (as per Terminator Wikia) T900, Class TOK715.

In Season 2 Episode 08: "Mr. Ferguson is Ill Today", Cameron shares a bed with John Connor.

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So my question is what is the actual weight of Cameron? Does she weigh the same as normal girl or not?

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    “a Terminator killer robot” — as opposed to all those Terminator bunny-petting robots Oct 5, 2016 at 13:16
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    ~20 pounds more than she'll admit
    – Wad Cheber
    Oct 6, 2016 at 1:17
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    Welcome to 2016, people — we’re fat-shaming robots now. Oct 6, 2016 at 8:29

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Well they only weigh about 10-20 percent more than their human counterparts.

In this link The weight of Terminators in T:SCC confirmed Zack Stentz (one of the co-producers) states:

Terminators in our world weigh only slightly more than similarly sized humans. They can't swim due to buoyancy issues, not weight. Otherwise you could just stand them on scales or put breakaway flooring at the front entrances to resistance bunkers!

To give credit to the source:

Can I quote you on that? I wouldn't be asking for this if there wasn't this idiot running around on the board that claims to know the intention of the writers.

And finally this as to how much more they weigh:

Name withheld, sorry for not responding. Our operating assumption is that Terminators are a bit (10-20 percent) more than a person, but not much more. Feel free to re-post that.


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    What other kind of boyancy issues are there? They leak?
    – joojaa
    Oct 5, 2016 at 15:46
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    @joojaa buoyancy is a matter of density. They don't float because they're 10-20 percent heavier than a person of the same size. That is to say they are 10-20 percent denser than a human which is enough to make them more dense than water and so they sink. Oct 5, 2016 at 15:56
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    @joojaa No, buoyancy is determined by density, not weight. Large ships, like the Nimitz aircraft carrier (for example), weigh hundreds of thousands of tonnes, but float. For that matter, Earth's atmosphere is mindbogglingly heavy, at 5.15×10^18 kg, and also floats on water. Because buoyancy is determined by density, not weight. Oct 5, 2016 at 16:55
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    @HopelessN00b I know but the text cites that the terminators weight slightly more than humans, being human sized. Thus their density is larger ergo this extra weight is the reason for the bouyancy problem. Not weight being the issue in a general boyancy problem, but in this specific case the weight IS the differentiating factor as the size is fixed thus any extra weight means higher density. Ergo weight is the problem. But thats not what i asked, if this extra weight is not the tipping reason, then what else can cause a boyancy problem.
    – joojaa
    Oct 5, 2016 at 17:22
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    @TMN yes and they would use swimming contests as entrance exams. Swimming pools with mines on the bottom would work dandy. But yes I get that its fiction and does not have to make sense.
    – joojaa
    Oct 5, 2016 at 18:03

It's likely she's heavier than a normal girl (of her size).

This is found by reading further at the Terminator Wikia

Weight: Cameron is much lighter than one might expect, as are other Terminators. Though it is shown that she is heavy enough to require the combined efforts of both Sarah and John to lift her into a chair.

She also claims that she cannot swim, which is true for other Terminators.

This is not definitive however,

Josh Friedman said: "Terminators' weight is the same as human counterparts." during a chat with fans.

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    2:39AM – < LucasZenHannon> Oh, I have a question. Coltan is supposed to be extremely heavy, right? It’s been shown in the films (and I think the show as well) that Terminators are hard to lift. Why doesn’t Cameron break beds and chairs w/ her heavy ass? 2:39AM – < ashman01> terminators weigh what we weigh 2:40AM – < talli> @ash Didn’t Josh once say Cam weighs about 30% than a human girl her size? 2:41AM – < jfhenry> terminators weight hte same as human counterparts - (Producer + Producer / Writer - savethescc.com/transcribing-the-awesome)
    – Valorum
    Oct 5, 2016 at 12:35

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