I read this in the 90s, probably in an anthology of short stories (though it might have been a novelette), and it was not new then.
A ship carrying colonists had landed on a planet. The trip had taken years or decades without suspended animation. It was controlled by a computer that looked and conversed like a human - I think it projected a hologram, but it might have been an android.
The computer had received damage that made it a bit eccentric, including wearing rich, old-fashioned clothes, but it was mostly working. One of its tasks on arriving on the planet had been to persuade the colonists to switch from being content to live comfortably in the confines of the ship to being adventurous and willing to get out and explore, but it had forgotten how to do this. As a result the colonists stayed on the ship for months and made no plans to leave.
One woman had ventured outside and not come back for some weeks. A man asked the computer to construct an all-terrain vehicle to help him find her. I think there were other colonists on the ship but they weren't interested. The planet's surface was largely swamp so the computer built a huge mechanical frog, with a seat on its back for the man to sit on. The frog understood English commands but could only say "Threedeep".
The missing woman was found largely unscathed but took a while to recover emotionally, and the man (somewhat unsympathetically) told the computer that since the rescue she'd done nothing but cry on his lapels. The computer replied that she was a lot stronger than he thought, and asked if he could have survived for weeks alone in that environment. I think it was implied that they'd now be able to go out and colonise once she'd recovered.