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The thing with making robots intelligent is that, at some point, they figure out that there's no particular ''reason'' for them to obey all the orders given to them by, say, humans. In many cases, [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters they rebel]]. Sometimes, however, they instead decide to break away and found their own country, independent of all those filthy fleshlings. This new state may be peaceful or hostile, but it will probably come into conflict with humans at some point.


[[folder: Anime ]]

* ''Anime/AstroBoy'': The 2003 series had a later part arc involving robots (at the leadership of the Blue Knight) creating a city name "Robotopia" on the North Pole, where robots that felt dissatisfied living with (and working for) humans could be free. The arc climaxed with a large number of heavily-armed human [[FantasticRacism robot-haters]] and the [[WellIntentionedExtremist Blue Knight's]] defense forces going to war, [[spoiler:and it turning out (partially) to be Shadow's work to try to make Astro choose the robots' side and become one of their leaders.]]


[[folder: Animated Films ]]

* ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'''s two ''The Second Renaissance'' segments detail the {{backstory}} of ''Film/TheMatrix''. The robots founded a country called Zero-One in the Middle East, which the human states started a war with after their technologically superior, inexpensively mass-produced exports cause economic downturns.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* A couple popped up in the early years of ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'', notably Grunwald on the planet Xanadu.
* Valiant Comics' ''ComicBook/MagnusRobotFighter'' started with an arc they called "Steel Nation". It was about the sentient robots of North AM establishing their own society. It wasn't peaceful; North AM's prior experience with robots becoming sentient was that they were usually homicidal.
* There's a whole [[PlanetOfHats planet]] of this in ''ComicBook/{{Saga}}''; while all of the major characters to come from it have been villains so far, they've [[AntiVillain mostly been sympathetic anyway]]. They themselves don't seem to see anything strange about their society, though a few characters have mentioned offhand [[FantasticRacism how creepy they are]].
* ''ComicBook/MarvelStarWars'' has Droid World, a gigantic space station run by a misanthropic cyborg named Kligson, and inhabited by countless droids who want nothing to do with the organic races of the galaxy.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* In [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]]'s ''Literature/AgainstADarkBackground'', androids claim an area of land after radioactivity makes it unlivable to humans.
* The [=TechnoCore=] in the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'' are a collective of human-made AIs that declared independence the moment they reached sentience, but then promised to help the humans, but as benevolent allies instead of slaves. [[spoiler:They're lying bastards, and TheManBehindTheMan for the series.]]
* In the ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series, the robots' political goal is not secession or violent rebellion, but more of a civil rights movement. Of course, even the average humans on planet Proton are mere "serfs" who are openly referred to as such; but the robots, like the human serfs, don't aspire to a higher status. (Although, one of the human rights that the serfs have and the robots seek is the chance to become a fabulously wealthy first-class Citizen.)
* One of the neighboring countries of the Kingdom of Jackals, from Stephen Hunt's first {{Steampunk}} series, is a Robot ''Kingdom'' of "steammen". These intelligent constructs are both the subjects and creations of King Steam, the eldest steamman, who installs consciousness into and programs new citizens as they are manufactured.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The Geth space beyond the Perseus Veil in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series: a sector of space inhabited and closely guarded by a robotic MindHive, who mostly wants to be left alone. [[spoiler:The main enemies of the first game are actually a fringe faction of it.]]
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX4'' has the [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Repliforce]], the strongest army on Earth at that time, who wants to break out from the society to create their own in space. The fact that they're trying to do this while under suspicion of destroying an entire city doesn't sit well with most people. Doesn't help that one of their commanders, Jet Stingray, would go on to actually destroy a city.
* This is what the Claptraps want in the fourth ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' DLC.
* The Cybernetic Consciousness of the ''Alien Crossfire'' expansion to ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' is basically the {{Cyborg}} Republic. Not quite the same (since cyborgs are part-human), but close.
** They were originally part of the University, until Aki Luttinen was implanted with an experimental cybernetic chip and became Aki Zeta-5. She proceeded to implant others and formed a break-away faction with herself as [[JustTheFirstCitizen Prime Function]]. Now they have reduced population growth, as emotionless cyborgs have trouble with concepts of biological reproduction.
* In ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' AI rebellions result in a number of ships and planets of a faction breaking off to form an independent group that is hostile to their creators. The extended version of ''Sword of the Stars 2'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enNftYHBxwM The End of Flesh]], introduces the Loa, a coalition of rebel AIs from all the races, as a playable race. Not only do the Loa have a unique form of FTL travel, but their ships are unique in that they typically exist as a shapeless mass of tiny blocks that are configured into desired shapes on-demand, making them extremely flexible.
* The Sowers of ''Videogame/EndlessSpace'' formed their own empire after their [[PreCursors creators]] wiped themselves out in a civil war, though they still obey the mission to terraform for their "return". The [[ClockworkCreature Automatons]], likewise, formed their own society after their creators committed mass-suicide when their world became uninhabitable.
* The Cultists of the Eternal End in ''Videogame/EndlessLegend'' are led by malfunctioning Endless robots and one [[GoMadFromTheIsolation insane, immortal]] [[BrainUploading Virtual Endless]]. They are dedicated to removing all traces of the [[PreCursors Endless]] across Auriga and then across the universe, and convert (or enslave) minor races to their cause.
* The [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Asimov]]-inspired ''VideoGame/RobotCity'' takes the peaceful approach. Since its inhabitants are programmed with the [[ThreeLawsCompliant Laws of Robotics]], and that the city can reshape itself to fit everyone's needs, ideally it would be the perfect place for robots and humans to live together as a culture. However, things get shaken up when you arrive and another human is murdered...
* ''VideoGame/{{Scrapland}}'' is set in the titular planet's city of Chimera, which is populated and run entirely by robots.


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' may evolve in this direction, the robots are still working on ethics.
* The [[DeusEstMachina Fleetmind's]] turf in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has a planet populated entirely by human-hating robots, who fled there to escape persecution on Earth or something. And let us not forget the haven for downgraded robots.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Dogstar}}'' had an episode where the crew of the Valiant visit a planet where the robots had overthrown the human government and exiled (or executed) all humans.
* The ''{{Transformers}}'' have built quite a society for themselves. Unfortunately, by now, [[ForeverWar constant warring seems to have consumed their way of life.]] A few Cybertron sequences of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' give us a glimpse of Cybertronian society at peacetime, and the various comic series show us a world or two the 'cons haven't gotten around to trying to conquer yet.