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11th Apr '16 9:55:35 AM Godzillawolf
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* In ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/295408/marionettes Marionettes]]'', it turns out that [[spoiler:Trixie turns out to be one, as does Lightning Dust and Diamond Tiara, something they were unaware of.]] Justified as [[spoiler:they seem to have been created to imitate ponies on purpose.]]

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18th Dec '15 3:25:55 PM eroock
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18th Dec '15 3:14:48 PM eroock
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->"''Being a robot's great, but we don't have emotions and sometimes that makes me very sad.''"

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->"''Being ->''"Being a robot's great, but we don't have emotions and sometimes that makes me very sad.''""''
4th Nov '15 12:45:54 PM LuciaMoore
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The degree to which this is actually "ridiculous" varies depending on the setting. In some cases they get a free pass -- it may be that an intelligence, artificial or not, ''needs'' to be vaguely human-like in its basic outlines, with emotions, interests, motivations, et cetera simply to be functional for certain tasks, such as those requiring a great deal of long-term autonomy. On the other hand, perhaps humans prefer {{Sexbot}}s [[PersonalityChip not to behave like automated teller machines]]. Or it may be, if human intelligence itself is merely an evolved set of functions held together in an evolved psychological architecture, that any society with sufficiently ubiquitous and flexible automation [[MechanicalEvolution will necessarily have the means to produce something human-like]]. Whatever serves the needs of the well-reasoned plot or setting. In these cases, RidiculouslyHumanRobots make sense. Also, a few illogical design choices are a small price to pay for keeping robotic characters out of the UncannyValley. However, it's rare that a series explicitly spells this out, and often, these [[SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence human-like]] {{A|rtificialIntelligence}}Is are put right up next to similar, yet [[TheStoic emotionless equivalents]] that function perfectly.

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The degree to which this is actually "ridiculous" varies depending on the setting. In some cases they get a free pass -- it may be that an intelligence, artificial or not, ''needs'' to be vaguely human-like in its basic outlines, with emotions, interests, motivations, et cetera simply to be functional for certain tasks, such as those requiring a great deal of long-term autonomy. On the other hand, perhaps humans prefer {{Sexbot}}s [[PersonalityChip not to behave like automated teller machines]]. Or it It may be, if human intelligence itself is merely an evolved set of functions held together in an evolved psychological architecture, that any society with sufficiently ubiquitous and flexible automation [[MechanicalEvolution will necessarily have the means to produce something human-like]].human-like]], or it may simply be that emotions, desires, and curiosity are unavoidable side-effects of full sentience. Whatever serves the needs of the well-reasoned plot or setting. In these cases, RidiculouslyHumanRobots make sense. Also, a few illogical design choices are a small price to pay for keeping robotic characters out of the UncannyValley. However, it's rare that a series explicitly spells this out, and often, these [[SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence human-like]] {{A|rtificialIntelligence}}Is are put right up next to similar, yet [[TheStoic emotionless equivalents]] that function perfectly.
6th Sep '15 7:12:07 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->"''Being a robot's great, but we don't have emotions [[HypocriticalHumor and sometimes that makes me very sad.]]''"

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->"''Being a robot's great, but we don't have emotions [[HypocriticalHumor and sometimes that makes me very sad.]]''"''"
22nd Dec '14 8:40:51 AM reterusu
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* Mentioned in the ''Music/{{Monstercat}}'' Song "Toothless Hawkins and his Robot Jazz Band"
19th Oct '14 12:46:20 AM SlyteOHann
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* The bots of SteamPoweredGiraffe have distinct personalities, and are shaped and sound very much like humans. The latter point is justified, since the "bots" are played by humans in heavy makeup.
28th Jul '14 2:47:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots/{{Live-Action TV}}

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots/{{Live-Action TV}}RidiculouslyHumanRobots/LiveActionTV
25th Jul '14 8:09:43 PM NOYB
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The degree to which this is actually "ridiculous" varies depending on the setting. In some cases they get a free pass -- it may be that an intelligence, artificial or not, ''needs'' to be vaguely human-like in its basic outlines, with emotions, interests, motivations, et cetera simply to be functional for certain tasks, such as those requiring a great deal of long-term autonomy. On the other hand, perhaps humans prefer sex bots [[PersonalityChip not to behave like automated teller machines]]. Or it may be, if human intelligence itself is merely an evolved set of functions held together in an evolved psychological architecture, that any society with sufficiently ubiquitous and flexible automation [[MechanicalEvolution will necessarily have the means to produce something human-like]]. Whatever serves the needs of the well-reasoned plot or setting. In these cases, RidiculouslyHumanRobots make sense. Also, a few illogical design choices are a small price to pay for keeping robotic characters out of the UncannyValley. However, it's rare that a series explicitly spells this out, and often, these [[SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence human-like]] {{A|rtificialIntelligence}}Is are put right up next to similar, yet [[TheStoic emotionless equivalents]] that function perfectly.

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The degree to which this is actually "ridiculous" varies depending on the setting. In some cases they get a free pass -- it may be that an intelligence, artificial or not, ''needs'' to be vaguely human-like in its basic outlines, with emotions, interests, motivations, et cetera simply to be functional for certain tasks, such as those requiring a great deal of long-term autonomy. On the other hand, perhaps humans prefer sex bots {{Sexbot}}s [[PersonalityChip not to behave like automated teller machines]]. Or it may be, if human intelligence itself is merely an evolved set of functions held together in an evolved psychological architecture, that any society with sufficiently ubiquitous and flexible automation [[MechanicalEvolution will necessarily have the means to produce something human-like]]. Whatever serves the needs of the well-reasoned plot or setting. In these cases, RidiculouslyHumanRobots make sense. Also, a few illogical design choices are a small price to pay for keeping robotic characters out of the UncannyValley. However, it's rare that a series explicitly spells this out, and often, these [[SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence human-like]] {{A|rtificialIntelligence}}Is are put right up next to similar, yet [[TheStoic emotionless equivalents]] that function perfectly.
9th May '14 12:51:04 PM MarqFJA
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Robots in television -- particularly comedic television -- are usually human-like in ways that very few sane programmers would deem useful. It can be something as simple as being philosophical (wanting to understand human emotion, wondering if they [[OurSoulsAreDifferent have a soul]], etc.), but can extend to such things as robot social cliques, robot food, robot entertainment, robot religion, and even robot sex. It doesn't matter if it makes no sense in the context of a mechanical servant, or even if it's truly undesirable, the designers have [[PersonalityChip put it in there]] for [[MadScientist some twisted reason]]. This will often take the form of having an ArtificialHuman, a robot that looks ''exactly'' like a human.

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Robots in television -- particularly comedic television -- are usually human-like in ways that very few sane programmers would deem useful. It can be something as simple as being philosophical (wanting to understand human emotion, wondering if they [[OurSoulsAreDifferent have a soul]], etc.), but can extend to such things as robot social cliques, robot food, robot entertainment, robot religion, and even robot sex. It doesn't matter if it makes no sense in the context of a mechanical servant, or even if it's truly undesirable, the designers have [[PersonalityChip put it in there]] for [[MadScientist some twisted reason]]. This will often take the form of having an ArtificialHuman, a robot that looks ''exactly'' like a human.
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