Questions tagged [robots]

For questions about robots and their use in a specific work of science-fiction or fantasy; use this tag in conjunction with the specific work in question, e.g. [star-wars]. Also for use in conjunction with the [story-identification] tag.

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How do futurama robots acquire names? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there more bending units called Bender? Bender is a bending robot. The other Bending Robots (model #22) Flexo and Billy West have different names. What makes Bender the ...
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How is Bender able to return to the exact point in spacetime after travelling thousands of years into the past?

In the first Futurama movie "Bender's Big Score", Bender travels back in time to ancient Egypt in order to steal gold and other expensive valuables from pharaoahs. A few seconds later, Bender is seen ...
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Do the Machines in “The Matrix” Adhere to the Three Laws of Robotics?

In the "real world" of the Matrix, do the machines follow Asimov's Three Rules? Were they even programmed with them? EDIT: I realize that killing people goes against the 1st law, but by keeping ...
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Trying to find the title of an old movie about a robot like WALL-E

I saw this movie when I was a kid. At the end of the movie, the robot was left behind in a broken space ship taking care of the plants.
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Why doesn't Bender go on killing sprees more often?

Bender pretty frequently says things that show his disdain for humans (e.g. "hey sexy mama, want to kill all humans?"). And yet the only time I can recall him even pretending to kill all humans was ...
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How did Garth manage to avoid the Grandfather Paradox?

In Cyborg 2087, Garth travels back in time and ends up preventing his own existence, a prime example of the Grandfather Paradox in action. If that's the case, how was he able to even go back in time ...
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A 1950/60s story about time-traveling robots - please help identify

OK, I'm going to combine my hate of time-traveling robot questions with my distaste for story identification questions, and try to leverage all'y'all's wisdom to help me remember a story about time ...
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Do the Centurions ever come back to Earth?

In regard to the newer Battlestar Gallactica series,
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Old sci-fi short story about robots ``protecting'' mankind [duplicate]

I have a memory about an old science-fiction short story about robots entering into contracts with humans to protect them. Their inventor (importer?) is the last holdout because the protection is so ...
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Identify series of books - collecting memories from the dead (robots and humans battle)

Years ago, I read a series of books about humans trying to survive in a universe being flooded with robots. The first book I read started on a planet where people were scouting, while they had to ...
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Robot Cloning story, novel, or even a movie! [closed]

I am searching for a sci-fi story, novel, or even a movie that talks about the robot cloning concept. What made ​​me search for it is that I want to name a programming project of mine with a name of a ...