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Far future robot historian or archeologist. There are no longer humans in the known universe. It describes meeting one of the last humans

Men are Different by Alan Bloch I'm an archaeologist, and Men are my business. Just the same, I wonder if we'll ever find out about Men - I mean really find out what made Men different from us Robots ...
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Far future robot historian or archeologist. There are no longer humans in the known universe. It describes meeting one of the last humans

Men Are Different by Alan Bloch. I read it in Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales edited by Asimov. The whole story is only a single page. It starts: I'm an archaeologist, and Men are my business. Just ...
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Old sci-fi episode/movie: man on a spaceship replaced his dead wife and kids with robot replicas

The Long Years (1990) from "The Ray Bradbury Theater". From this IMDb review: Earth sends a mission to Mars to pick up, and return to the Earth, a family of pioneers. The head of the ...
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Short story. Humans and machines have co-operated in peace and prosperity on Earth for hundreds of years. Aliens attack and begin slaughtering humans

"The Last Evolution", a 1932 short story by John W. Campbell, Jr. which was also the answer to this old question and this one, is available at Project Gutenberg. You may have read it in one ...
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Doctor Who radio programme. Heard 1998. Scientist has transferred consciousness of his entire race into immortal robot bodies

This is a Blake's 7 audio drama called The Syndeton Experiment, broadcast in April 1999. From the linked wiki page: When they finally locate Dr. Rossum he's an elderly man with a weak heart who has ...
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Old sci-fi episode/movie: man on a spaceship replaced his dead wife and kids with robot replicas

Could be The Martian Chronicles Episode 3, Full version on YouTube Episode 3, 29 January 1980 As established at the end of the second episode, Mars was evacuated shortly before a worldwide nuclear ...
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Paperback ID: power armor/war robot theme; minimalist cover art

I've found it! It's War Games by Brian Stableford. The edition in particular is the book's first printing, 1981, by Pan Books. The artist is Ian Miller. It's not exactly how I described it - it'd ...
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Comedy audiobook heard on Audible. In the far future the known universe is ruled as an empire by 'Greatest Britain.'

This is Isaac Steele and the Forever Man by Daniel Rigby Brought to you by Its Majesty’s Government. Greatest Britain: For a Global Universe. Agent Isaac Steele has problems. He spends all his splibs ...
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Evil man uses robot teddy bear to raise a boy to be a killer

This is I Always Do What Teddy Says by Harry Harrison. This review seems a likely match Teddy bear robots are used to socialize and educate small children. One is tampered with to allow the person to ...
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