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28th Oct '16 7:35:31 PM Wymar
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* In ''VideoGame/MischiefMakers'' you play as a robot maid/lab assistant fighting against [[TheEmpire an interplanetary evil empire]] employing several mechs of various sizes. She can also throw [[DirtyOldMan her creator]] [[PervertRevengeMode across half the planet]].
26th Oct '16 7:14:47 PM Mr_White
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* Human-like robots are not common yet, but this still applies to industrial robots. It doesn't matter if all you need is robotic transporter which only needs to lift empty cardboard boxes, or cigarette blocks; this industrial robot is still designed strong enough to lift 2 elephants at once. There was a small accident in a cigarette factory when one robot smashed entire stack of full boxes without even noticing. Which proves that robots really have way too much power.

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* Human-like robots are not common yet, but this still applies to industrial robots. It doesn't matter if all you need is robotic transporter which only needs to lift empty cardboard boxes, or cigarette blocks; this industrial robot is still designed strong enough to lift 2 elephants at once. There was a small accident in a cigarette factory when one robot smashed entire stack of full boxes without even noticing. Which proves that robots really have way too much power.
24th Oct '16 2:15:22 PM margdean56
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** Also, the expensive part of a robot isn't the motors. Sensors, programming, and control electronics are expensive. A more powerful motor is cheap, especially if space isn't a critical issue. If making the box lifting robot strong enough to lift full boxes is only a couple of percent more expensive, it makes sense. It boosts resale value. It lowers maintenance complexity to have all your robots use the same parts and model. It reduces design costs to have the engineers only create one model. It lets you reassign it to replace a heavy lifting unit that's down. It lets you change your factory's procedures without having to worry about exceeding it's specs. It doesn't even increase safety much, as even a low powered industrial robot is very dangerous. So use the more powerful motors.

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** Also, the expensive part of a robot isn't the motors. Sensors, programming, and control electronics are expensive. A more powerful motor is cheap, especially if space isn't a critical issue. If making the box lifting robot strong enough to lift full boxes is only a couple of percent more expensive, it makes sense. It boosts resale value. It lowers maintenance complexity to have all your robots use the same parts and model. It reduces design costs to have the engineers only create one model. It lets you reassign it to replace a heavy lifting unit that's down. It lets you change your factory's procedures without having to worry about exceeding it's its specs. It doesn't even increase safety much, as even a low powered industrial robot is very dangerous. So use the more powerful motors.
24th Oct '16 2:13:25 PM margdean56
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** Although he does wear out and require repairs. He's missing a leg in ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'', and has received a cheap replacement. By ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish'' (the point by which he is six times as old of the universe), he mentions that every single piece of him has been replaced many times... with the sole exception of the aching diodes he complained of ''wanting'' to be replaced when he was first introduced.

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** Although he does wear out and require repairs. He's missing a leg in ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'', and has received a cheap replacement. By ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish'' (the point by which he is six times as old of the universe), he mentions that every single piece of him has been replaced many times... with the sole exception of the aching diodes he complained of ''wanting'' to be have replaced when he was first introduced.



** HandWaved: Mr. Pump mentions that Mr. von Lipwig karmic signature (or something to the same effect) [[AWizardDidIt has been added to his]] ''chem''.
** Further, Discworld Golems were originally built to be messengers (Who'd, y'know, need to know how to find someone) and, until very recently, making new ones was strictly illegal (And, unlike most such laws on the Disc, this one was apparently followed). As such, all currently working Golems were made thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of years ago to do completely different jobs from their current ones, making their various abilities a bit more sensible.

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** HandWaved: Mr. Pump mentions that Mr. von Lipwig Lipwig's karmic signature (or something to the same effect) [[AWizardDidIt has been added to his]] ''chem''.
** Further, Discworld Golems were originally built to be messengers (Who'd, y'know, need to know how to find someone) and, until very recently, making new ones was strictly illegal (And, (and, unlike most such laws on the Disc, this one was apparently followed). As such, all currently working Golems were made thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of years ago to do completely different jobs from their current ones, making their various abilities a bit more sensible.



* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's short story ''Robbie'' the eponymous robot was a nursemaid for an eight-year-old girl named Gloria. Naturally, it's really strong and really fast [[spoiler: which turn out to be extremely useful when Gloria's life was in danger.]] When the story appears in ''I, Robot,'' Susan Calvin explains that Robbie was sold in a time before robots were specialized for certain functions.

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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's short story ''Robbie'' the eponymous robot was a nursemaid for an eight-year-old girl named Gloria. Naturally, it's really strong and really fast [[spoiler: which turn turns out to be extremely useful when Gloria's life was is in danger.]] When the story appears in ''I, Robot,'' Susan Calvin explains that Robbie was sold in a time before robots were specialized for certain functions.



*** In one Bolo story, the eponymous tanks, which are referred to planetary siege units, and are easily capable of dueling with starships in orbit, are used as plowing equipment.

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*** In one Bolo story, the eponymous tanks, which are referred to as planetary siege units, and are easily capable of dueling with starships in orbit, are used as plowing equipment.
17th Oct '16 10:40:13 AM nighttrainfm
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** The animatronics in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'' are even more advanced.

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** The animatronics in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'' are even more advanced.advanced, to the point of ''sapience'' (without any need [[spoiler: to be possessed]] like the others).
16th Oct '16 3:59:47 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'': There is really no reason why an animatronic animal designed for singing on a stage should also be able to lift up a fully grown man and physically restrain him long enough to forcibly (and lethally) stuff him into a suit. [[RuleOfScary But they do]].
** ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' implies that the Animatronics were designed this way to begin with. The "Toy" versions of the Animatronics were stated to have access to police files on criminals in order to keep kids safe from harm (and it's stated that the "classic" versions were retrofitted with that technology before being scrapped for parts). This could possibly explain why they are able to restrain a full-grown human. [[spoiler:And, considering that it's heavily implied Freddy tried to stop the murders, it can be estimated they are programmed to restrain criminals until police help arrives.]] Of course, that doesn't explain why the Fazbear Crew would also show signs of being sentient ([[spoiler:But that could partially be due to those ghostly children]]). Or why they would need to have any sort of security-based programming if they are entertainment robots in the first place.

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* ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'': ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys'':
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There is really no reason why an animatronic animal designed for singing on a stage should also be able to lift up a fully grown man and physically restrain him long enough to forcibly (and lethally) stuff him into a suit. [[RuleOfScary But they do]].
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** ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' implies that the Animatronics were designed this way to begin with. The "Toy" versions of the Animatronics were stated to have access to police files on criminals in order to keep kids safe from harm (and it's stated that the "classic" versions were retrofitted with that technology before being scrapped for parts). This could possibly explain why they are able to restrain a full-grown human. [[spoiler:And, considering that it's heavily implied Freddy tried to stop the murders, it can be estimated they are programmed to restrain criminals until police help arrives.]] Of course, that doesn't explain why the Fazbear Crew would also show signs of being sentient ([[spoiler:But ([[spoiler:but that could partially be due to those ghostly children]]). Or why they would need to have any sort of security-based programming if they are entertainment robots in the first place.place.
** The animatronics in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'' are even more advanced.
15th Oct '16 12:08:46 PM NESBoy
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** Mega Man's major weapon, the Variable Weapon System, was originally designed as the Variable Tool System, allowing him to pick up and use any object that he could find. When he was modified to include an energy converter/plasma blaster, Dr. Light also modified the VTS to the VWS, making Mega Man the single most powerful robot ''because'' he had no special ability; he could simply [[MegaManning take the abilities of his enemies]]. To see what happens when a robot is designed from the ground up with the VWS in mind, take a look at X; capable of (and successful ''in'') destroying not one, not two, but at least ''three'' powerful Reploid armies, all of which were based of his design and improved.

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** Mega Man's major weapon, the Variable Weapon System, was originally designed as the Variable Tool System, allowing him to pick up and use any object that he could find. When he was modified to include an energy converter/plasma blaster, Dr. Light also modified the VTS to the VWS, making Mega Man the single most powerful robot ''because'' he had no special ability; he could simply [[MegaManning [[PowerCopying take the abilities of his enemies]]. To see what happens when a robot is designed from the ground up with the VWS in mind, take a look at X; capable of (and successful ''in'') destroying not one, not two, but at least ''three'' powerful Reploid armies, all of which were based of his design and improved.
9th Oct '16 3:23:32 AM Kotomikun
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* [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Bender]]. Period. He was built to ''bend stuff.'' What can he do? [[DoAnythingRobot Well...]]
** This is handwaved: "Like everything else, pumping is just a primitive, degenerate form of bending".
** Also, he is property of [[MadScientist Hubert Farnsworth]]. That should explain anything left over.

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* [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Bender]]. Period. He was built solely to ''bend stuff.'' What can he do? bend steel girders. Apparently, this job required him to be a RidiculouslyHumanRobot with [[DoAnythingRobot Well...countless]] auxiliary [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands abilities.]]
** This often handwaved by claiming that everything he does is handwaved: essentially bending: "Like everything else, pumping is just a primitive, degenerate form of bending".
** Also, he is
bending". He ''is'' property of [[MadScientist Hubert Farnsworth]]. That should Farnsworth]], but this doesn't explain anything left over.much because he's just one of many identical mass-produced "bending units" (though we rarely see any others).


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** Ironically, it turns out that he has very little [[{{Pun}} flexibility]] in his ''intended'' purpose; he claims he can bend girders to "any angle," as long as it's between 30 and 32 degrees.
30th Aug '16 4:13:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* The cyber-beasts in ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. Armoured, artificially-intelligent mechanimials with the processing power of a small government, weapons ranging from flamethrowers to titanium teeth, and instruments for taking scientific samples. Justified in that Earth is fighting off an invasion by a [[StarfishAliens totally alien ecology]] which has to be studied at the same time as it's being fought.

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* The cyber-beasts in ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''.''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. Armoured, artificially-intelligent mechanimials with the processing power of a small government, weapons ranging from flamethrowers to titanium teeth, and instruments for taking scientific samples. Justified in that Earth is fighting off an invasion by a [[StarfishAliens totally alien ecology]] which has to be studied at the same time as it's being fought.
23rd Jul '16 8:18:33 AM ZimFan89
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* In ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', it's eventually revealed that [[BigBad Krall's]] massive army of MechaMooks that are [[TheWorfEffect advanced enough to destroy the Enterprise]] were originally created by the NeglectfulPrecursors as ''mining drones''.
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