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-> ''"I have no idea what they're saying. But I love 'em! Look how cute you are!"''
--> --'''[[RobotGirl Jinmay]]''' (meeting the Super Robot Monkeys for the first time), ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo''

Sometimes, a robotic character, despite its composition of hard circuits and cold metal, [[{{Moe}} completely melts your heart]].

Often just as lovable as their flesh and blood counterparts, these little guys[=/=][[{{Fembot}} gals]] steal the show and the audience's affection.

The name of this trope comes from a song by ScarsOnBroadway.

Sometimes overlaps with RobotBuddy, FunnyRobot, AmusingAlien, FemBot, and RobotGirl.

Contrast UncannyValley.

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The Tachikomas from ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''. Cutest {{Spider Tank}}s ever. Also designated BadassAdorable, given that they're capable of taking down opponents several times their size. Without weapons. With them, they're essentially an urban Act Of God.
* Some of the robots in ''Manga/AstroBoy'' and ''Manga/{{Pluto}}''. Even the more overtly robotic ones, like [[http://www.onemanga.com/Pluto/41/12/ Anton]] can be adorable.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' has Sho's Vehicroid monsters which feature various vehicles from tricycles to bullet trains. All of which are adorable...and [[BadassAdorable badass]].
** In the card game, there is the Gadgets and, while not Machine-type, Wind-Ups are certainly mechanical in appearance.
* The Haros from ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}.''
** SD Gundams veer between this and BadassAdorable.
** The red Haro in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' is also quite the BadassAdorable, being able to stop an attempt to steal the O-Raiser by hiding in the cockpit and initiating the TransformationSequence in the middle of the villain's escape.
* Aside from the ViewerGenderConfusion, almost all of the doji from ''KarakuridoujiUltimo'' are ''very'' cute.
* [[AGodAmI Eneru's]] cover story in ''Manga/OnePiece'' has the Spaceys, little robot creatures that live on the moon.
* Along with Manga/{{Chobits}}' [[RobotGirl full size Persocoms]], there are smaller, cheaper models like Shinbo's overly-perky Sumomo.
* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' has QT, Dandy's yellow vacuum cleaner and RobotBuddy who serves as a foil of his.
* Nono from ''{{Ulysses 31}}''.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Many of the Toymaker's creations in ''ComicBook/FallOutToyWorks''.
* The Peebos in the ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' universe.
* Inventor Gyro Gearloose in the DonaldDuck comics had Helper, a tiny robot with a lightbulb for a head.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the AbridgedSeries FriendshipIsWitchcraft a significant portion of the population are apparently robots, who upon discovering their true nature, will go on a horrible rampage. Before hand, however, they're basically indistinguishable from regular ponies (if one ignores their monotone voices, tendency to spark and glitch out). Somehow, Sweetie-Bot manages to be even more adorable than her [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic canon]] counterpart.
* In ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'', Servbots and Metools are regarded as adorable even in-universe.
* In ''FanFic/MegaManReawakened'', there's Servbots, Birdbots, and Metools.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}'' is probably the TropeCodifier. See image above.
* Johnny Five from ''Film/ShortCircuit''.
* C-3PO and R2-D2 from ''StarWars'' are the TropeMakers.
** The Death Star's 'Mouse' droids.
* Herbie.
** Volkswagen Beetles in general.
* Bumblebee from Film/{{Transformers}} has been accused in-universe of invoking this intentionally.
* Huey, Dewey, and Louie from ''Film/SilentRunning''.
* ''Film/BatteriesNotIncluded''. Two Cute Machines ''spawn three more''.
* The cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}''. Go ahead, [[http://www.areyouscreening.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/3-4.JPG just try and tell me]] they aren't cute.
* [=LaRousse=] City's block robots from ''Anime/PokemonDestinyDeoxys''
* Several of the appliances in ''TheBraveLittleToaster'', most notably Toaster, Blanky, and Lampy.
* In the film version of ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', they've given Marvin rounded proportions and an oversized head, making him deceptively cuddly-looking.
* Dummy, the robot that assists Tony in creating his suit, is adorable. This is an interesting case in that the machine has almost no human qualities except for bolts that look like eyes, but it is made cute by its behavior.
* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', Baymax is a huge inflatable robot designed to provide medical care to injured people. His appearance and behavior are intended to make him as gentle and non-threatening as possible.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Ani-droids in ''Literature/{{Argo}}'' are designed to look like animals so they can be cute instead of threatening to humans who would otherwise be uncomfortable with them.
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[[folder:Live-Action Television]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Vicki finds the little Rill robots in "Galaxy 4" very cute, hence why she gives them the decidedly cute nickname of "Chumblies". Thanks to the soothing, quizzical sounds they make, they really are, [[BeautyEqualsGoodness and it's the first hint that they aren't as sinister as the Drahvin insist]], although Vicki's opinion on cuteness [[NightmareFetishist is not always supposed to be agreed with]].
** The Quarks in "The Dominators". They were designed to be a potential future MascotMook and were played by child actors in the [[PeopleInRubberSuits suits]] (and an adult woman voice actress [[CrossDressingVoices doing a childlike voice]]) to give them a PsychopathicManchild vibe. They potter around on their big feet and make hugging motions with their arms in order to kill things and talk like Victorian schoolchildren and are far more adorable than they are frightening.
** The K-1, a HumongousMecha attempting to start a nuclear war in "Robot", is mostly portrayed by the story as rather cute and [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds sympathetic]].
** K-9, the RobotDog companion belonging to the Fourth Doctor.
** Kamelion was quite cute. Probably because of the slightly dopey look he had on his face.
** Gadget from "The Waters of Mars".
* Marvin the Paranoid Android from Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy. More than anything, you can't help but [[{{Woobie}} want to hug him.]]
* The [=DRDs=] from ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. They're little round yellow droids with cute antenna-headlights, they're super-helpful, and one of them can play the 1812 Overture. What's not to love?
* Tom Servo, Crow, and Gypsy from ''MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
* Alpha 5 of ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' fame.
** All the zords in ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' are highly toylike animal-vehicle hybrids with "big googly anime eyes" because they were designed by a child.
* Leo and Ike, the probes from the SpeculativeDocumentary ''Alien Planet'', have cute undersized heads and plump balloon-bodies. The narrator describes their AI as comparable to that of a four-year-old child, which makes them even more cuddly.
* Several of the more recent ''KamenRider'' series feature small RobotBuddies that certainly qualify, including KamenRiderFourze's Foodroids, KamenRiderWizard's Plamonsters, and maybe a few of KamenRiderOOO's Candroids and KamenRiderDouble's Memory Gadgets.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* R2-D2 in ''Pinball/StarWarsDataEast'', especially how he bounces and whistles during the game.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* The [[LittlePeople Matoran]] in {{Bionicle}}.
* Pretty much every toy robot made for small children.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Most Myr in ''MagicTheGathering''. [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=214344 Alloy Myr]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=194056 Perilous Myr]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=213800 Brass Squire]] in particular.
* Arbiter inevitables in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}''. Little ball-shaped [[MechanicalLifeforms semi-robotic]] LawfulNeutral outsiders that can serve as familiars.
** Also from ''Pathfinder'', the Clockwork Spy. Why anyone would WANT them to [[ActionBomb explode]], we have no idea.
* Some of the illustrations of modrons in ''Planescape'' are ridiculously cute, particularly the monodrone flipbook hidden in the corner of one.
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* G-bot, the satellite robot in the Universal Studios Japan ride ''Space Fantasy: The Ride.''
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[[folder:Music]]
* The robots of SteamPoweredGiraffe are quite the cuties, what with Rabbit's love of puns, The Spine's attempts to act as the straight man, and Hatchworth's general cluelessness.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The titular tanks from MetalSlug.
* Clank from ''RatchetAndClank''.
* Dog from ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''. Hulking great brute, but cute in his behaviour.
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'''s robotic gun turrets, as well as [=GLaDOS=]' curiosity core.
** From the sequel, we get the personality core Wheatley, and Atlas and P-body from the new Co-op mode (adapted from a core and turret, respectively). Atlas and P-Body may not be as small and adorable as the others, but make up for it with their mannerisms.
*** The 'different' turret at the beginning of the game fits this trope ''especially'' well.
*** So do the [[TheWoobie remarkably pathetic]] frankenturrets: they're basically a pair of turrets hastily fused to a cube. They can't stand or talk but crawl along feebly with their two wonky forelimbs, and they'll shiver and retreat into their cube/shell when you pick them up. These things basically behave like scared hermit crabs, and are [[UglyCute strangely, sadly adorable]] for it.
** The Weighted CompanionCube deserves a mention here, even though he's just that.
* The small, stage one turret gun in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' (if you happen to be the engineer who built it).
** The Gunslinger unlockable weapon replaces the normal upgradeable sentry with an [[FunSize even smaller]] turret that can't be upgraded but builds faster. It's similarly stinkin' adorable.
* The depressed/scared looking, little RC robot in ''VideoGame/SheepDogNWolf''.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' features the Metal Gear Mk. II (eventually replaced by the similar Mk. III), a ridiculously cute miniature version of the titular battle tank that serves as Snake's RobotBuddy, piloted by Otacon. It's also directly based on the Metal Gear Mk. II from VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}, which looked exactly like it, and served a similar role to that game's protagonist, Gillian Seed.
* The Mecha Grunty from ''[[DotHackGUGames .hack//G.U.]]'' games.
* VideoGame/MegaMan and especially Roll, though their cuteness probably fits them into just plain {{Moe}}. Some of the enemies as well, such as the [[MascotMook Mets]].
* The BadassAdorable bomb-chucking ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'' with his cute little computer monitor face that becomes (n n) when he's happy.
* C21 and its sequel ''VideoGame/CosmicBreak'' are filled with examples. Running the full spectrum from this trope up to RidiculouslyHumanRobots.
* ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' has the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w-mJkdnLJM Sweet Suck PPT Cleaning Robot]] in the "Breaking and Entering" level (skip to 4:30). Its a chatty little bastard too! Just imagine it saying this in a C3-PO-esque voice ~ "I am the Sweet Suck PPT cleaning robot, I am ideal for both office and domestic use, no job is too small. I love filth, and my full range of accessories ensure no crevice is left untouched. I bring a smile to any owner's lips". It scoots across the floor with a little street sweeping brush on its fanny!
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' features Ancient Robots.
* [[VideoGame/{{Planetfall}} Floyd!]]
** [[JetForceGemini Floyd!]]
* Pipo from ''VideoGame/OverBlood''.
* Sackbots from ''LittleBigPlanet''.
* The Gearmos from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''.
* The titular character of ''VideoGame/ChibiRobo'', along with his various [[RobotBuddy sidekicks]].
* The player character in ''VideoGame/{{Drol}}''.
* The "Cheoptronic" door-opening robot from ''The Riddle Of The Sphinx'' is cute, if only because it's dinky-little and so prone to getting hung up on rough surfaces that it's [[TheWoobie kinda pathetic]].
* The claptrap robots in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'', sure some may find them rather annoying due to they [[MotorMouth talk too much]] but some others find them cute, especially with their humorous voice.
* Though he technically isn't a machine, the eponymous protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Knack}}'' is still this in his default (small) form.
* The titular robot from the game Light-Bot. He's even more cute in the (as of writing in alpha) remake.
* The AR Bots in the pre-loaded PS4 augmented reality game, ''The [=PlayRoom=]''. They seem inspired by EVE, mentioned above.
* The funky, cross-eyed title character ''[[VideoGame/{{BOB}} B.O.B.]]''.
* VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies has two robot characters in the fifth case, Ponco and Clonco. Both are short, eager to please, happy to make friends, and get upset if they can't help you. The Judge finds Ponco positively adorable and [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe wants to adopt her as a grandchild.]] [[spoiler: Clonco gets slightly less cute when Aura takes him over.]] Their personalities were designed by their creator, Metis, who thought that when astronauts go to space, the robots will go with them, and having them as emotional companions will help the astronauts psychologically.
* ''VideoGame/DokiDokiUniverse'' features a number of cute robots, though the most obvious is the main character [=QT3=].
* In ''VideoGame/BioShock1'', those little helicopter droids that fly around making farty noises as they go by are kinda smile-inducing when they aren't shooting you.
* In ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', after TheReveal, [[spoiler:Luna]] counts as this.
* Verrocchio from ''Nanami no Oshiete English DS'' series.
* Many of [[SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Eggman's earliest robots]] had whimsical, animal-themed designs. They likely should have gotten a little more menacing [[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore with Sonic's increasing popularity in America]], but they've still remained "cute." The newer Egg Pawns are ''definitely'' cute machines.
** Unrelated to Eggman, we have Q-N-C from ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'', despite the possible {{gonk}} elements of its design by [[BigBad Lyric]].
* Legion from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. [[{{Adorkable}} C'mon, admit it]].
* ''[[http://www.kongregate.com/games/scarybug/chronotron Chronotron]]'' from the WebGame of the same name.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Several robots in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', including [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sawtooth Rivergrinder]] -- heavy {{terraform}}er and amateur percussionist (as in ''"[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1200/fv01190.htm Orbital bombardment in D minor]]"'').
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' has several: Robox ([[TheAce awesome!]]), Boxbot ([[DesignatedMonkey terrible!]]) and one of the main cast -- though now that S13 practice parkour and proselytising in the new body, "he" is just cool. And then there's weather station bot, because Tom managed to draw ''[[{{Squee}} cuddly]] sharp-clawed metal mantis''.
* ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob:'' because of his hulking design, Roofus [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070918.html ''can'' be scary,'']] but usually he's just [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070616.html childlike and lovable.]]
* Agatha Heterodyne's [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20091002 little clanks]] ("dingbots") in Webcomic/GirlGenius.
* Despite having [[JerkAss terrible]] [[SecondLawMyAss attitudes]], there's no denying that [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/02/22/whatwhawhat/ the MOUSE units]] from ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' look like cute pet toys. [[spoiler: Then there's the [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/03/18/cks-epiphaly/ Alpha Droids and even Zenith herself]] in "[[HeelFaceTurn Safe Mode]]".]]
* Carnby's gearbits (from TheRifters) count - they are crosseyed clockwork helpers. (Good example on the second page http://www.indoorempire.com/3-and-if-he-had-a-thousand-of-those )
* Most [=AnthroPCs=] in ''WebComic/QuestionableContent'' fall into this category. [[HeroicComedicSociopath Pintsize]], [[StraightMan Winslow]], [[SuperDeformed Momo]] [[spoiler: prior to her upgrade]], and even non-humanoid models like [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2430 Gordon the ArachnoPC]].
* Squarewave from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has Sheila, a tank [[spoiler: and later ship]] AI for the Blue Team. Though she is deadly as a tank, she somehow manages to pack lunches for the protagonists and gets involved in a crazy love triangle.
* From ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio Penny]]. Despite the fact [[BadassAdorable she possesses enough firepower to scythe gunships out of the air and enough strength to stop a speeding truck with her bare hands]], she's mostly just a shy, awkward robotic girl who wants to make friends and please people. For evidence of her cuteness, [[http://33.media.tumblr.com/6d551d496de48f28a56764a911ae3bad/tumblr_nbr7yx1QXg1qjcq11o1_500.gif watch her dancing by herself]] in Volume 2, Episode 7.
* [[Blog/AskBrainyTwilight Brainy Twilight's]] daughter Sparks almost definitely qualifies for this trope, as does Brainy herself. The almost comes in when you consider one's a BrainInAJar and the other's an ArtificialIntelligence mounted in a pony body, so neither is exactly a machine.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Ro-Bear Berbils from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' are rainbow-hued robotic ''[[BearyFriendly teddy-bears]]'' who love to build and repair things.
* T-Bot from ''MASK''.
* Beemo from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.
** Also NEPTR.
* Jenny XJ-9 from ''MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''.
* Bobert from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''.
* HERBIE[[note]]If you care, it stands for Humanoid Experimental Robot, B-type, Integrated Electronics. And he's not actually humanoid.[[/note]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1978'' wasn't seen this way initially, as he was a none-too-{{Badass}} ReplacementScrappy for the Human Torch. However, time passed, and he's been homaged - and every new version of HERBIE is so freaking adorable, most recently the ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' incarnation.
* Moon, the reporter rabbit robot from ''Anime/BeastWarsII''.
* GIR, the defective SIR unit from InvaderZim. He's more likely to shout [[NonSequitur Non Sequiturs]] than melt your heart, though.
* In the [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersofTheUniverse1983 He-Man]] and [[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower She-Ra]] ChristmasSpecial, Skeletor's heart is melted by a cute robotic puppy.
* Tinny Tim, the [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Tiny Tim]] robot {{expy}} from ''{{Futurama}}''.
* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by the Scraplets in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. Sure, they ''look'' all adorable and tiny when the first one shows up, but once their [[KillerRabbit true nature]] is shown, they become downright ''horrifying''.
* ROTH in ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'', oh so much.
* The [[SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo Super Robot Monkeys]].
** Not to mention RobotGirl Jinmay.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has rabbit droids, and feminine [[FemBot girl droids]] .
* The titular main character Robot Jones from ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones''.
* [[RobotMaid Rosie]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://www.tweenbots.com/ Tweenbots]], little smiling cardboard robots that can only roll in a straight line, with a flag with its destination written on it. They were created for a social experiment to see whether or not people in busy cities would help the little robots get to their destination. [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming They do.]]]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g-yrjh58ms Keepon, the dancing robot.]]
** Naturally, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeAgX8NRpc4&feature=endscreen&NR=1 it's now a toy.]]
* [[http://labcast.media.mit.edu/?p=206/ Boxie]] is a cardboard robot built at MIT. Boxie uses its cute appearance and infantile voice to get people to talk about themselves and take it places. The footage it recorded was made into a short film.
* The original [[http://digitographer.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/135017-imacbondi_376.jpg Apple iMac]]. So round and friendly-looking, and it came in all kinds of neat colors. It almost looked like a toy, and made you want to collect them all.
* Do guns count as machines? Regardless, [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/recent/jerrycantrell_photos/2011_02060004.jpg the Smith and Wesson .38 Revolver]] is one adorable little lead-thrower.
* Pa Pe Ro [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PaPeRo]] functions as the user's [[CompanionCube companion]]. Its cuteness is important as it helps ease the user.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fnxW5pDPXY MEDi, a robot from the University of Calgary, ]]not only looks cute, but is also meant to soothe and interact with children getting vaccines. Also, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq9z4-RSTzk tai chi.]]
* Say hello to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo2TUIEXJig T8 the 3D-printed Octoped robot.]] It's a CyberCyclops GiantSpider which is only too happy to dance for you. Even some of those who believe SpidersAreScary have said that they don't feel threatened by T8, possibly because its very first action after walking into view is [[AllAnimalsAreDogs eagerly shimmying its abdomen like a dog its wagging its tail]].
* The Volkswagen Beetle, and many other small cars since. Particularly in the era of standard-sized round headlights that gave smaller cars childlike big "eyes".
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