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Questions tagged [robots]

For questions about robots and their use in a specific work of Science Fiction and Fantasy or for use in conjunction with [story-identification]. Use this tag in conjunction with the specific work in question, e.g. [star-wars]

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90s cartoon series with kids inside robots fighting

I watched this cartoon around 1997. It's about kids who use robots to fight, when they fight they are inside the robots standing and whatever moves they do the robots mimic them. In the last episode ...
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Book about a robot in a spaceship that wakes up with the ship failing after having gone through meteoroid rain [duplicate]

The scene that I can remember is the following: A robot/human (not sure) wake up after a lot of time in his spaceship due to an alarm. He went to the control room and started to check all the systems....
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Book in which humanity is extinct and AI's wage war against each other

The only other detail my friend could remember is that the AI's that looked the most human were considered superior to those who were not humanoid, i.e. a spider mech that performs hull maintenance.
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Short story about robots exploring another planet whose inhabitants thought the robots were inferior

The story was about robots exploring another planet. The inhabitants thought the robots were human, and also thought that they were superior to the robots. That is until the robots stirred molten ...
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Which was the first story to feature a human manned mecha “robot”?

In the Pacific Rim live action movies (2013 - 2018) they feature human manned mecha "robots". Before this, there were many others live actions / animated series featuring this, Evangelion (1995) , ...
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Book where the main character's consciousness is transferred to an artificial body

I'm doing a school project which requires me to cite the science-fiction books I've read. I am almost done; I just need the last book, but I can't find the title. I recall it taking place in a future ...
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Old cartoon movie or series: robots walking down a tilting corridor to get “sacrificed”

I just remembered a scene from a somewhat old sci-fi cartoon series or movie but Google only brought me here so I'll give it a try. What I can remember: a lot of robots walking down a tunnel or ...
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Short story. Farm equipment & construction robots, post apocalyptic

This was a short story in one the readers we had in grade school. Gist of it was that humans had semi sentient robots for almost all tasks, but humanity has died out and the robots are looking for ...
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Post-apocalyptic webcomic. Hero is a former doctor turned android, named something like Abe or Aron

I've been looking for this one over several months. Webomic was ongoing 2 years ago, I was really hooked up. Thing is I don't remember anything except little details of plot like: Post-apocalyptic (...
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Comic where a robot “takes apart” a man's body while he's alive

I remember seeing a comic book in the early 90's (was it based on a movie like Creepshow or Tales From the Crypt?) where a man (possibly a scientist) finds a cute little robot and, out of curiosity, ...
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Science fiction story about a giant robot performing simple math problems

I remember reading it about a decade ago in school, I seem to recall the giant robot maybe being angry that he couldn't make 2 numbers add up to each other.
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Does anyone know this story about robots forming a religion by Alex Garland?

So I've read an adaptation of the story, which goes like this: When a spaceship collides with an asteroid, it's almost sure to blow up . When all other measures to save the ship fail, the only human ...
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80s mecha anime about a boy and a girl with bunny ears

A boy gets a gun and a disc with a star on it from an old man. He shoots it into the ground, the disc makes a circle, and a robot emerges from the ground. The boy is inside a robot and controls it by ...
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Movie about junkyard-dwelling robot family

I vaguely remember this movie about what seemed to be humanoid like robots living as a family in a junkyard. If I remember correctly, the premise of the movie was that robots had specific tasks and ...
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Anime about a boy who summons a robot with a sword or a flute

I remember watching a cartoon or an anime as a kid back in 1994 to 1998-ish. Parts that I remember are that a boy could summon a really special rare robot with a sword or a flute. Don't remember if ...
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80s or 90s cartoon. Alien robots come to Earth to steal our gold to turn into energy. 'World Defense Corps' fight them

Robots from outer space attack Earth, stealing gold to make energy. A high school boy discovers a way to make energy from gold by exposing it to special ray, he joins the 'World Defence Corps' to ...
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Old/retro anime or cartoon with robots (visuals inside)

There is this very vague memory of some kind of anime or cartoon from my childhood and I really want to recall it. Everything I remember about it is the style of environment and surroundings that is ...
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Anime movie about space aliens and robots

I watched this anime film on tv around 15 years ago, but it is probably older. It was in japanese with sub in my native language. There were few factions fighting each other and one of them tried to ...
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Story or book with character named “Bird” and homebuilt security robots

This was probably from the 70s or early 80s. It was post-apocalyptic, and featured home built (mostly small) robots that served to protect the character and his living space. The only character name I ...
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80s/90's Robot cartoon, one like a Transformer

I'm pretty sure the show was out in the 80's or maybe even very early 90's but it could also of been an animated movie (If so would most likely of been a straight to VHS effort)... Now all I have is ...
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What's this serialised comic strip about a girl who discovers everyone around her is a robot?

As a kid in the '80s, I found myself often in doctor's waiting rooms. I devoured most of the comic magazines there. In one of those, I read fragments of a story that I would like to find. The story ...
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Short story, child time travels when dreaming, finds another child who believes he was created by robots

I remember reading a story about a kid who lives in an old Frank Lloyd Wright house after mankind has returned to Earth after leaving for a time. He meets another child whenever he sleeps who believes ...
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Children's book: Book of curious machines

I'm looking for a children's book I had as a kid in the late '80s or early '90s (and am fairly certain it was new at that time). I live in Canada, but I can't say if it's a Canadian book or not; ...
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Sci fi movie where a killer robot wears the face of the main character [duplicate]

There's a movie, that I watched in the mid 90's, with a scene where a killer robot wears the face of the friend of the main character. The scene I remember is on a planet e.g. the moon, and that the ...
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TV episode with characters similar to the Smash Martians [duplicate]

I am trying to identify a TV show I watched as a child in the UK. It is rather obscure. The show aired on the ITV network in the late 1970's, I would guess between 1978 to 1973 and definitely shown ...
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Suicidal man is sent to explore a remote planet with a robot to help him [duplicate]

A miserable man who is going to slice his wrists in the bathroom gets an offer to explore a remote planet. He’ll be accompanied by a robot who’s supposed to help him, but instead, as the story ...
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Short stories book, including one where human-looking aliens betray themselves by not pulling up their pants when sitting

There is this one book that I've been looking for for years, my intermediate school teacher would read us a new short story when we had enough time. I know it's an old sci-fi book, it could have been ...
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Has Star Trek ever had any battle droid-like entities?

While Star Trek has had android characters for some time (most notably Data and his Soong-type brethren), and we do see that such androids take part in combat from time to time, I realized that I can'...
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Planet of iron oxide inhabited by robots

I believe this is a pretty old sci-fi short story. As I recall, it takes place on a planet of iron and iron oxide (rust). The only inhabitants are robots. IIRC, a ship lands, or crash lands there, and ...
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What was the first depiction of Robots/Androids performing faster than humans in movies?

In the movie Aliens, there is a scene where Bishop does his "thing with the knife", showing speed and accuracy that no human would have. In Star Trek:TNG we often see Data entering commands/queries ...
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80s Cartoons with three robots with “screen” heads one white, one yellow and one red

I remember watching a cartoon, in the late '80s, for which I can't remember the name. The cartoon was surely American, had a light tone and was clearly aimed at kids. It featured three robots as ...
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Looking for a late 1950s to early 1960s movie or TV show with some similarities to “The Zanti Misfits”

Here is a unique science fiction/fact movie from 1971 that some here may have seen:The Hellstron Chronicles: It has a number of elements that are identical to the ...
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Early 80's cartoon with a robot where a pilot would sit in its head

As a kid I fell in love with a certain cartoon and I just cannot think of the cartoon's or robot's names. It must not have been on very long. It had to be early 80's. I remember the robot having a ...
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Book about girl being raised on an alien planet by a robot. She's been genetically altered to survive but then meets unmodified humans [duplicate]

I remember a book from school where a girl was being raised by a robot on an alien planet. The robot genetically altered the girl to deal with the environment of the planet. She didn't know she was ...
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Anime where character finds buried mech suit [closed]

I’m looking for an anime I remember from many years ago, I want to say it is a Gundam series but I can’t recall. I remember the character finding a mecha suit buried for some reason and when he got ...
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Short story about a man who finds out that he's a robot

Looking for a short story that starts with a man waking up in his bed with his wife beside him. Throughout the whole story keeps thinking that something isn't right, that his life is boring, or ...
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Cartoon/anime about people transforming into giant white robots to fight aliens

Can anyone name this cartoon movie, which may even have been an anime? I saw it in the 80s or 90s. Members of a family are able to turn into giant white mecha-looking robots to fight aliens that come ...
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Cartoon about a young girl who travelled the country with a robot to find her father

It is about a young girl, with short, blond hair, who travelled the country with a strong, yet kind, robot to find her father(?). All the while, they are being followed by an evil organisation. In ...
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Cartoon about a couple that form a shade and then a robot [closed]

I watched this cartoon as a kid; it is about an anime. It's about one couple that together they look into each other and form like a shade, and then it goes into a robot or form a robot.
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Cartoon about manned robots that would drive instead of walk

I used to watch this show in, possibly, the late 90s, about manned robots that were operated by humans. Kind of like the machines in the Avatar movie, however, they didn't really walk but instead ...
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Post Apocalyptic Sci-fi Movie. Female character has her jaw replaced with a cyborg one

I've been trying for a while to find a post-apocalyptic scifi movie from the 90s(?) that had a scene where one of the characters has had her jaw and voice box replaced with cyborg ones (not visible). ...
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Story about robots and their ethics and how they behave on a raft with room for one

Looking for a comic satirical robot-themed story from the 70s or earlier that took place at a British university. An ethics professor built a robot to solve the problem of ethical behavior when you ...
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Cartoon identification: robots in a dark future, protagonist has a cane-like robot

So, this is a late 90's early 2000 cartoon. Set in a dystopian future. We have an evil government that uses robots to control people. Even if set in future, the people kind of live in a medieval/...
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Looking for sci fi novel about autonomous cars that take over from people. Early to mid 1960's

Mankind has mass produced very ostentatious autonomous cars that serve us. Cars rebel and make people serve them. New cars made are square white boxes. It was a spot on satire of mankind's lust for ...
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A 90s anime/cartoons/ with a main character who has a red mecha suit with a weapon like a spear!

I am searching for an animation with 2 partners. They travel around the world, and they have robots suits. I remember the suits have some neuronal connections with the pilots. The main character has a ...
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Human wanders into robotic farm [duplicate]

This short story was in a collection by one author. It concerns one human in bad condition - hungry, and ill - finding a farm where all the work is being done by machines of varying intelligence. The ...
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Post apocalyptic cartoon about a robot girl who finds a radio in a junkyard

I remember watching a cartoon when I was a young kid probably between years 1998-2004. I don't remember the plot but I think that it was post apocalyptic. The main character (maybe even the only ...
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Which sci-fi movie/episode had bleeding rocks on a planet?

I'm trying to find a long lost movie/series that I saw as a child in the 80s. The only scenes I can remember is that they are on a planet with no vegetation, only dust and rocks. When using their ...
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What is the name of the movie similar to “War of the Worlds” but like vampires?

This movie is similar to “War of the worlds” but it is not war of the worlds! In it there are walkers that have domes underneath (I don’t remember if it was one or two) and go capture humans. They ...
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I am looking for a story about a robot suicide

I remember reading a short story in an old anthology about a robot that has a limited memory that is filling up and will soon stop being able to make new memories. I think I remember that the robot ...