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19th Dec '16 11:38:42 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The robots of Creator/IsaacAsimov's works are an interesting subversion: the Robot designers are GenreSavvy enough to be aware of this trope, and go out of their way to make their robots as non-creepy as possible. The Robots are described as basically humanoid in form, but quite obviously mechanical. Some stories indicate that the technology does exist to make them look more organic, but the designers don't do it to avoid the UncannyValley. They genuinely don't want to creep out the humans who are going to buy the robots and work closely with them on a day-to-day basis. Unfortunately, sometimes it just can't be helped - and unfortunately many of the film adaptations missed the point.

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* The robots of Creator/IsaacAsimov's works are an interesting subversion: the Robot designers are GenreSavvy enough to be aware of this trope, and go out of their way to make their robots as non-creepy as possible. The Robots are described as basically humanoid in form, but quite obviously mechanical. Some stories indicate that the technology does exist to make them look more organic, but the designers don't do it to avoid the UncannyValley. They genuinely don't want to creep out the humans who are going to buy the robots and work closely with them on a day-to-day basis. Unfortunately, sometimes it just can't be helped - and unfortunately many of the film adaptations missed the point.
19th Dec '16 11:16:54 AM roxana
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** And don't forget the servo-skulls, actual human skulls stuffed with cybernetics and given an anti-gravity drive. Nothing creepy about a skull hovering in a corner with various dangly manipulators just waiting for orders...
20th Oct '16 7:23:46 AM Anarquistador
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* Inverted in the case of [[http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/5316/cloaca-no-5-by-artist-wim-delvoye-in-montreal.html Cloaca No. 5]]. It's not all that creepy to look at, actually. As to what it was built to do, [[NauseaFuel however...]][[labelnote: What's a "cloaca"?]][[spoiler:A cavity similar to the anus for the release of excretion and genital products.]][[/labelnote]]

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* Inverted in the case of [[http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/5316/cloaca-no-5-by-artist-wim-delvoye-in-montreal.html Cloaca No. 5]]. It's not the "Cloaca Machines," a series of works designed by Belgian industrial artist [[https://www.wimdelvoye.be/ Wim Delvoye]]. They aren't all that creepy to look at, actually. As to what it was built to they do, [[NauseaFuel however...]][[labelnote: What's a "cloaca"?]][[spoiler:A cavity similar to the anus for the release of excretion and genital products.]][[/labelnote]]
12th Sep '16 12:12:24 PM Malady
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Holo-Pearl, who's meant to be a simple sparring partner, but very conspicuous shortcuts in its appearance make it fall deep in the UncannyValley, having a one track mind focused on fighting, talks like a robot, and, while in "wait mode", just stares. Also, every time it furrows its brow, its blue eyes turn [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]], which is probably supposed to be scary.
25th Aug '16 5:06:01 PM intastiel
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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2334 Gordon]], a friendly robot who helps with the questionnaires that pair humans with companion androids. He's also designed like a dog-sized purple spider who sits on people's heads to collect biometric readings, and doesn't have a clue why Marten's heart rate is so high in his presence.
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21st Jul '16 7:27:18 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Inverted in the case of [[http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/5316/cloaca-no-5-by-artist-wim-delvoye-in-montreal.html Cloaca No. 5]]. It's not all that creepy to look at, actually. As to what it was built to do, [[NauseaFuel however...]]

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* Inverted in the case of [[http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/5316/cloaca-no-5-by-artist-wim-delvoye-in-montreal.html Cloaca No. 5]]. It's not all that creepy to look at, actually. As to what it was built to do, [[NauseaFuel however...]]]][[labelnote: What's a "cloaca"?]][[spoiler:A cavity similar to the anus for the release of excretion and genital products.]][[/labelnote]]
21st Jul '16 7:23:09 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Soos and the Real Girl", Stan shows off Goldie, a nickel-operated animatronic gold prospector that's supposed to give a "gold nugget" to customers. It already suffered from UncannyValley, but its age and poor maintenance causes it to leak oil (especially form it's mouth and eyes), fall apart, and shriek when used.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Soos and the Real Girl", Stan shows off Goldie, a nickel-operated animatronic gold prospector that's supposed to give a "gold nugget" to customers. It already suffered from UncannyValley, but its age and poor maintenance causes it to leak oil (especially form from it's mouth and eyes), fall apart, and shriek when used.
21st Jul '16 7:22:52 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Soos and the Real Girl", Stan shows off Goldie, a nickel-operated animatronic gold prospector that's supposed to give a "gold nugget" to customers. It already suffered from UncannyValley, but its age and poor maintenance causes it to leak oil, fall apart, and shriek when used.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Soos and the Real Girl", Stan shows off Goldie, a nickel-operated animatronic gold prospector that's supposed to give a "gold nugget" to customers. It already suffered from UncannyValley, but its age and poor maintenance causes it to leak oil, oil (especially form it's mouth and eyes), fall apart, and shriek when used.
14th Jul '16 10:39:04 AM bitemytail
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** Also applies to [[OurRobotsAreNonStandard Imperial Servitors]]. Due to the [[AveMachina Adeptus Mechanicus]] irrational fear of true [=AIs=], all robots are actually either clones or convicts that are lobotomized and strapped with huge amounts of cybernetics, which results in extremely disturbing cyber-zombies doing much of the Techpriests' menial labour.

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** Also applies to [[OurRobotsAreNonStandard Imperial Servitors]]. Due to the [[AveMachina Adeptus Mechanicus]] irrational fear of true [=AIs=], all robots are actually either clones or convicts that are lobotomized and strapped with huge amounts of cybernetics, which results in extremely disturbing cyber-zombies doing much of the Techpriests' menial labour.
8th Jul '16 6:51:35 PM DarkHunter
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* Many of the robots from the ''Descent'' series of games fall into this category. They hit all of the tropes - glowing eyes, sharp, deadly claws, scary humanoid faces, spider-like limbs, ridiculously freaky sounds... many a kid in the 90s had nightmares after playing these games.

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* Many of the robots from the ''Descent'' ''VideoGame/{{Descent}}'' series of games fall into this category. They hit all of the tropes - glowing eyes, sharp, deadly claws, scary humanoid faces, spider-like limbs, ridiculously freaky sounds... many a kid in the 90s had nightmares after playing these games.
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