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From the movies we know that Transformers can

  1. See

It also seems that they can

  1. Smell

This is "proved" by Ironhide's phrase in the beginning of the "Revenge of the Fallen", when he refers to a Decepticon

He is here, I smell him.

Also when Autobots first meet Sam, Ratchet mentions that Sam has high level of hormones, which, I suppose, he "sniffed".

It is also clear that they can

  1. Hear

Do they have any other ways of getting information about the outer world? Do they, as super-advanced machines, have any detectors or radars? I am quite sure they do, because they drive somehow, while their eyes are somewhere deep under the hood.


I have only watched Michael "Logical Plot" Bay movies.

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    Side note: I smell him may just be an expression rather than literally smelling. – TheLethalCarrot Jul 2 '18 at 19:42
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    To add to @TheLethalCarrot 's comment, "I smell him" is not just an expression, it's actually a derogatory one. – Rebel-Scum Jul 2 '18 at 20:59
  • @TheLethalCarrot but when he says it, he literally sniffs – Michael Freimann Jul 3 '18 at 6:58
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They certainly have senses of direction, balance, duration, pain. These are all rather self-evident from the movies. One would assume a sense of touch, as many of their interactions would be questionably possible without it.

  • I don't think "sense of direction" is a literal sense. – Buzz Jul 3 '18 at 0:18
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    @Buzz why do you think that? Many animals regularly migrate based on magnetoreception. It seems like it would be trivial for a transformer to have a compass, or pick up GPS signals, maybe triangulate based on radio waves, or something else like that. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetoreception – Zoredache Jul 3 '18 at 6:53

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