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11th Sep '17 6:33:40 AM Veanne
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* ''FanFic/ABridgeOnceBroken'' answers a resounding "yes!" to the ambiguity of whether the Mechasms are these. [[spoiler: But they're still built, not born.]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' has the Mechasms, who may or may not be this trope. But they certainly look like they are.
14th Aug '17 10:49:07 PM Killerweinerdog
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* The Moravecs and Rockvecs from ''{{Literature/Ilium}}'' are an interesting case: at first glance they appear to indeed be fully sentient and mechanical lifeforms, it turns out they also have ''organic'' components as well. However, despite being described as cyborgs several times, they're actually still closer to androids since they aren't augmented humans but grown and built out of a mix of mechanical and BioTech components, and are manufactured and designed for specific roles, while still remaining fully sentient, to the point that a common 'vec custom is to develop an interest in ancient human literature as a "hobby."

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* The Moravecs and Rockvecs from ''{{Literature/Ilium}}'' ''Literature/{{Ilium}}'' are an interesting case: at first glance they appear to indeed be fully sentient and mechanical lifeforms, it turns out they also have ''organic'' components as well. However, despite being described as cyborgs several times, they're actually still closer to androids since they aren't augmented humans but grown and built out of a mix of mechanical and BioTech components, and are manufactured and designed for specific roles, while still remaining fully sentient, to the point that a common 'vec custom is to develop an interest in ancient human literature as a "hobby."
14th Aug '17 10:48:22 PM Killerweinerdog
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* The Moravecs and Rockvecs from ''Literature/Ilium'' are an interesting case: at first glance they appear to indeed be fully sentient and mechanical lifeforms, it turns out they also have ''organic'' components as well. However, despite being described as cyborgs several times, they're actually still closer to androids since they aren't augmented humans but grown and built out of a mix of mechanical and BioTech components, and are manufactured and designed for specific roles, while still remaining fully sentient, to the point that a common 'vec custom is to develop an interest in ancient human literature as a "hobby."

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* The Moravecs and Rockvecs from ''Literature/Ilium'' ''{{Literature/Ilium}}'' are an interesting case: at first glance they appear to indeed be fully sentient and mechanical lifeforms, it turns out they also have ''organic'' components as well. However, despite being described as cyborgs several times, they're actually still closer to androids since they aren't augmented humans but grown and built out of a mix of mechanical and BioTech components, and are manufactured and designed for specific roles, while still remaining fully sentient, to the point that a common 'vec custom is to develop an interest in ancient human literature as a "hobby."
11th Aug '17 12:17:14 AM Killerweinerdog
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* The Moravecs and Rockvecs from ''Literature/Ilium'' are an interesting case: at first glance they appear to indeed be fully sentient and mechanical lifeforms, it turns out they also have ''organic'' components as well. However, despite being described as cyborgs several times, they're actually still closer to androids since they aren't augmented humans but grown and built out of a mix of mechanical and BioTech components, and are manufactured and designed for specific roles, while still remaining fully sentient, to the point that a common 'vec custom is to develop an interest in ancient human literature as a "hobby."



* The Moravecs and Rockvecs from ''Literature/Ilium'' are an interesting case: at first glance they appear to indeed be fully sentient and mechanical lifeforms, it turns out they also have ''organic'' components as well. However, despite being described as cyborgs several times, they're actually still closer to androids since they aren't augmented humans but grown and built out of a mix of mechanical and BioTech components, and are manufactured and designed for specific roles, while still remaining fully sentient, to the point that a common 'vec custom is to develop an interest in ancient human literature as a "hobby."
11th Aug '17 12:16:02 AM Killerweinerdog
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* The Moravecs and Rockvecs from ''Literature/Ilium'' are an interesting case: at first glance they appear to indeed be fully sentient and mechanical lifeforms, it turns out they also have ''organic'' components as well. However, despite being described as cyborgs several times, they're actually still closer to androids since they aren't augmented humans but grown and built out of a mix of mechanical and BioTech components, and are manufactured and designed for specific roles, while still remaining fully sentient, to the point that a common 'vec custom is to develop an interest in ancient human literature as a "hobby."
15th Jul '17 10:42:04 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'': The robots are divided into two warring factions; the human-worshiping Androids and the alien-constructed Machines. What at first looks like a proxy war to determine which organic species will enslave the planet quickly unfolds into a bitter story of [[BecomeARealBoy an arms race to attain humanity by any means necessary]].
5th Jul '17 2:27:00 PM Caps-luna
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* Robots capable of manufacturing all of their own parts have been built. However they can not assemble their "child" and still need human help to "reproduce". If this issue is resolved it could technically be considered an organism, if not a conventional one, as the only consistent definition for life seems to be something to reproduces without aid. For those concerned about a robot uprising, these are very simple machines and need to be "fed" the materials they need to reproduce by hand and can't do anything ''but'' make more of themselves.
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12th Jun '17 6:37:03 AM Piterpicher
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* The race of the titular character from {{Bomberman}} is usually this (his race changed between robot, alien, and humanoid with a helmet in his earlier games). More recent games seem to have settled on his race being a race of Robotic Lifeforms.

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* The race of the titular character from {{Bomberman}} VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} is usually this (his race changed between robot, alien, and humanoid with a helmet in his earlier games). More recent games seem to have settled on his race being a race of Robotic Lifeforms.
18th May '17 1:11:05 AM ElectroKraken
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** Robots in general are treated no differently as people.

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** Robots in general are not treated no much differently as people.than other people. They're even capable of sexual reproduction.
11th May '17 10:36:33 AM HelloLamppost
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** Like the Transformers, the ''Starriors'' miniseries by Louise Simonson was [[MerchandiseDriven based on a line of toys]] and is not part of the main Marvel Universe, but it's very well done. When solar flares threaten the Earth, the surviving humans decide to go into [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]] until the catastrophe passes, leaving robots called Starriors to protect the world and nurse it back to habitability. Unfortunately, the sleeping humans' alarm clock never goes off, and the Starriors gradually forget about them, except as vague legends, and continue leading their own lives. The conflict of the story arises when clues are discovered to the sleeping humans' location, and the Starriors go to war over whether or not it's a good idea to wake them. In the end, [[spoiler: the heroes wake the humans, who are both grateful and amazed at how fully sentient the robots have become, and the two races agree to share the world equally.]]


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* Like the Transformers, Marvel's ''Starriors'' miniseries by Louise Simonson was [[MerchandiseDriven based on a line of toys]] and is not part of the main Marvel Universe, but it's very well done. When solar flares threaten the Earth, the surviving humans decide to go into [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]] until the catastrophe passes, leaving robots called Starriors to protect the world and nurse it back to habitability. Unfortunately, the sleeping humans' alarm clock never goes off, and the Starriors gradually forget about them, except as vague legends, and continue leading their own lives. The conflict of the story arises when clues are discovered to the sleeping humans' location, and the Starriors go to war over whether or not it's a good idea to wake them. In the end, [[spoiler: the heroes wake the humans, who are both grateful and amazed at how fully sentient the robots have become, and the two races agree to share the world equally.]]
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