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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), ''WesternAnimation/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 Music/ScarsOnBroadway.

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

Contrast UncannyValley, where the machine fails to be cute, and MechanicalMonster as well as UnnecessarilyCreepyRobot, who don't even bother trying.



[[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.
** [=HARO-BE=] (usually called Nobell) from ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'' is as cute as its Haro cousins, of course. However, the G-Self is also much cuter than your typical Gundam, with its wide eyes, oversized head, and "bunny" ears. [[spoiler:It was sent to find and guard a pair of lost children on Earth, so that might be deliberate.]]
** Don't forget the Beargguy III and Beargguy F from GundamBuildFighters and GundamBuildFightersTry.
* Aside from the ViewerGenderConfusion, almost all of the doji from ''Manga/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. Kotoko is a snarkier example.
* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' has QT, Dandy's yellow vacuum cleaner and RobotBuddy who serves as a foil of his.
* Nono from ''Anime/{{Ulysses 31}}''.
* The small cockroach-exterminating robot dolls from ''Manga/IchigekiSacchuHoihoiSan'' are made adorable, with childlike proportions, to help them sell better.

[[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.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the AbridgedSeries ''WebVideo/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.
* Mark VII in the ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' fanfic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/2787221?view_full_work=true ''re: I'm keeping him.'']] is a little beeping box on wheels with the personality of a border collie. It functions like a robotic psychiatric service dog.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' is probably the TropeCodifier. See image above.
* 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.'' [[spoiler:Not so cute when they malfunction and start flooding the city.]]
* Several of the appliances in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', most notably Toaster, Blanky, and Lampy.
* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', Baymax is a huge inflatable robot designed to function as a nurse and probably the best example since ''WALL•E''[='=]s protagonist bots. His appearance and [[BenevolentAI behavior]] are intended to make him as gentle and non-threatening as possible, to the point of being completely incapable of hurting anyone without significant modifications. His exterior sits comfortably on the high point before the uncanny valley, being loosely humanoid with only some simple black eyes to hint at a face on his marshmallow head. His personality and voice are as kind and friendly as can be before turning annoying.

[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]
* Johnny Five from ''Film/ShortCircuit''.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** C-3PO and R2-D2 are the TropeMakers.
** The Death Star's "Mouse" droids. (Of course, Chewbacca [[SmallAnnoyingCreature had a different opinion]].)
** [[Film/TheForceAwakens BB-8]], which is like taking the top of R2-D2 and sticking it onto a sphere that it uses for mobility.
* Herbie, and 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''.
* In the film version of ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', they've given Marvin rounded proportions and an oversized head, making him deceptively cuddly-looking.
* ''Film/IronMan'': 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.
* ''Film/{{Chappie}}'', it's kinda hard to watch a robot that acts like a child, has moral values, and walks around in bling and not find it adorable.
* Weebo, from ''Film/{{Flubber}}'', a small, hovering droid with a flip-up screen that shows pictures and video clips when she's [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]]. [[spoiler: After her death at the hands of Hoenicker's henchmen, her "daughter," Weebette, proves to be even cuter.]]
* The 2010 Spike Jonez film ''I'm Here'' revolves around Sheldon and Francesca, a pair of adorable humanoid robots with big eyes and [[TheNoseless no noses]]. Sheldon in particular was a shy, lonely robot until he met the lively and free-spirited Francesca.

* 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.

[[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".
** The Cybermats from "The Tomb of the Cybermen," "The Wheel in Space," and "Closing Time" [[spoiler: at least ''before'' they show their teeth]].
* 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 ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
* Alpha 5 of ''Series/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.
** Some of the monsters in ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'' (such as Robocupid, Puppetman and Somnibot) and in ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' (such as Oil Bot and Lightning Bot) fall under this category.
* 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 ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series feature small RobotBuddies that certainly qualify, including Series/KamenRiderFourze's Foodroids, Series/KamenRiderWizard's Plamonsters, and maybe a few of Series/KamenRiderOOO's Candroids and Series/KamenRiderDouble's Memory Gadgets.
* The Machine in ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' doesn't even need a body to be cute, at least once it starts getting humanized beyond its {{A|rtificialIntelligence}}I {{Big Brother|IsWatching}} status. Highlights include playing TheMatchmaker to its creator, [[ShipperOnDeck casually shipping members of its team]], and taking the voice and personality of [[spoiler:Root]] for itself after [[spoiler:her death]].

* The robots of Music/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.

* R2-D2 in ''Pinball/StarWarsDataEast'', especially how he bounces and whistles during the game.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Most Myr in ''TabletopGame/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 ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' are ridiculously cute, particularly the monodrone flipbook hidden in the corner of one. (Of course, modrons who evolve into the higher levels of the hierarchy aren't cute at all.)

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* G-bot, the satellite robot in the Universal Studios Japan ride ''Space Fantasy: The Ride.''

* The [[LittlePeople Matoran]] in Toys/{{Bionicle}}.
* [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Zane]], P.I.X.A.L.[[note]] Primary Interactive X-ternal Assistant Life-form[[/note]], and many other little 'bots in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}''.
* Pretty much every toy robot made for small children.
* The ''Toys/BusouShinki'' and their successors, the ''Toys/FrameArmsGirls'' and ''Toys/MegamiDevice'' MechaMusume, are all small, close-to-1/12 scale robot girls, and all of them are wonderfully endearing.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The eponymous tanks from ''VideoGame/MetalSlug''.
* Clank from ''Franchise/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 it's just that.
* The small, stage one turret gun in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' (if you happen to be the engineer who built it). It's about waist high, rounded and pleasantly industrial in construction, team-colored, and makes the most adorable high-pitched beeps.
** The Gunslinger unlockable weapon replaces the normal upgradeable sentry with an [[FunSize even smaller]] Mini Sentry- a tinier level 1 sentry that's no more than ''knee'' high, has a flashing hazard light taped to the top, and checkerboard paint on its drum magazine. Its beeps are even higher pitched, and its machinegun proportionally smaller and faster-firing. Everything about it is just adorable, which is impressive for a completely non-humanoid tripod gun without any sort of voice.
* 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.
* Nintendo's VideoGame/RoboticOperatingBuddy is a charming little unit, even if his actual games leave something to be desired, and he frequently cameos in more modern game productions.
* The Mecha Grunty from ''[[VideoGame/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]].
** Most of the robot masters qualify to an extent, especially the shorter ones (such as Ice Man and Heat Man).
* 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/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' 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!]]
** [[VideoGame/JetForceGemini Floyd!]]
* Pipo from ''VideoGame/OverBlood''.
* Sackbots from ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet''.
* The Gearmos from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2''.
* [[VideoGame/ChibiRobo Chibi-Robos]] are appropriately-named tiny {{Robot Maid}}s that help people and LivingToys with their problems to earn Happy Points. The RobotBuddies they come with usually count as well.
* 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 them [[MotorMouth talking too much]] but some others find them cute, especially with their humorous voice.
** Spin-off game ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' has [[spoiler:Gortys]], who is delightfully chipper and somewhat of a MoralityPet, depending on your choices.
* 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=].
* Protoss Probes from ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', like ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'''s Probius, can be quite cute.
* 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 [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Eggman's earliest robots]] had whimsical, animal-themed designs. Over the years, the designs got gradually less cutesy and more threatening before settling on a mix of both as of ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed''.
** ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' brought back several robots from the classic games and gave them more cartoony designs resembling their original concept arts. Even Egg Pawns, who were already cute to begin with, recieved a redesign!
** 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.
* Both Codsworth and Curie from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' are the three-armed, three-eyed Mister Handy utility robots, and they are possible companions for the player. They're also both {{Adorkable}} in character, with Codsworth being "loyal British butler" adorable and Curie being "cute French scientist" adorable. Even better, the two robots can meet and interact, and they're both so polite and friendly to each other it borders on TastesLikeDiabetes, plus with the way Codsworth's "eyes" widen when he sees Curie it's implied he has something of a crush on her.
* Most [=ROMs=] in ''VideoGame/ReadOnlyMemories'' are this, which makes sense given they are mainly consumer products.
* QQQ from ''VideoGame/FZero GX'', the little robotic sidekick to Phoenix.
* The ''Lonesome Road'' DLC for ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has ED-E. Unlike its counterpart in the main game, this eyebot has a personality. It communicates with electronic beeps that the [[PlayerCharacter Courier]] is somehow able to understand, it displays emotions like happiness, sadness and fear simply by how it shakes, and it has a taste for old world TV shows.
* While many of the robots in ''VideoGame/{{Soma}}'' can be utterly terrifying, the little mini-sub bot that you rescue early on in the game is definitely this. You quickly fall in love with its adorable little beeps and clicks, and it helps you on numerous occasions.
* Scavenger 'bots from ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3'' are turtlish little robots that scamper around making beepy noises while looking for scrap to bring you. If you're lucky, you can see them zipping into the nearest Bench. If really lucky, you won't be fighting for your life when it happens.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks''. Yes even Tanks can be cute.
** The Panzerspahwagen II Luchs features stubby proportions and incredible agility that earn the nicknames Puppy Tank and Murderkitten. And it's 30mm autocannon has good enough penetration to be a terror if gets a free run on the enemies' flank. The M24 Chaffee has similar cute credentials but does not contest the nickname.
** The hulking T29 American heavy tank boasts basically impenetrable frontal turret armour, a powerful gun and decent mobility that make it a potent, versatile threat. And two little 'ears' (coincidence rangefinders) on the side of the large turret that earn it some cute credentials for many fans.
** The AMX 40 is a tier 4 light tank with armour that would be good on a tier 5 heavy and bears a resemblance to a rubber duck, which is it's nickname.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has Snowball, Mei's weather modification drone and RobotBuddy. There's also the Omnic Orisa, given her very [[ExoticEyeDesigns emotive eyes]] and {{Adorkable}} personality.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Rodina}}'', you eventually get the ability to turn all those automaton parts you collect into little bug-eyed robots that follow you eagerly into your ship, where they wander around like curious kittens, making beeping noises akin to R2-D2 every now and then. Makes you wonder why people of the future hold such fanatical contempt towards robots.
* The Clockwork Tower in ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'' is populated by tiny wound-up rat robots whose attempts at attacking Shovel Knight end with them tripping and short-circuiting before getting up again. Terrifyingly, the epilogue of ''Specter of Torment'' shows these bots are actually cyborgs made from ''actual'' rats.

[[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]]"''). Helix is the one with the most screentime, however, and his [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff500/fv00432.htm childlike demeanour, collection of soft toys]] and frequent "^_^" expression make him more adorable than a bowling ball with limbs should be.
* ''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''.
* ''Webcomic/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 ''Webcomic/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}}''.
* The Franchise/HelloKitty-esque heroine of ''Webcomic/EllieOnPlanetX''.
* ''Rock And Tin'' by Tom Dell'Aringa is all about cute machines (and a cute {{golem}} befriending one).

[[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.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Robo is a little robot with big eyes and giant wheels.
* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': The little BlackBeadEyes mech critter that appears in a flashback in "The Mystery of Melinda".

[[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.
* Depending on the design, Creator/{{Toonami}}'s mascot TOM can be this. Even with his more detailed designs, he has an {{Adorkable}} personality to make him always seem cute.
* T-Bot from ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}''.
* Beemo from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.
** Also NEPTR.
* Jenny XJ-9 from ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'', who is built to defend the world, but has the appearance and personality of a bubbly teenage girl.
* 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 ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' incarnation.
* Moon, the reporter rabbit robot from ''Anime/BeastWarsII''.
* GIR, the defective SIR unit from ''WesternAnimation/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 ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}''. His British accent and {{Woobie}} characterization help out a lot.
* [[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.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'':
** The Super Robot Monkeys.
** RobotGirl Jinmay.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has rabbit droids, and feminine [[FemBot girl droids]] .
* The titular main character Robot Jones from ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'', who is a curious and somewhat naive [[RobotKid robot with the voice of a small boy]].
* [[RobotMaid Rosie]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', who is basically a sweet old maid in robot form.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotboy}}'' and his DistaffCounterpart Robotgirl.
* Rivet from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfFigaroPho'' is Figaro's tiny, playful, and kindhearted RobotDog.
* ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'' featured a minor character named Little Robot, who was a toy transforming robot from Japan. She may look intimidating in her transformed state, but otherwise she is a rather adorable little automaton.
* Even though he's one of Hacker's henchmen, Delete from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'' absolutely qualifies as this.
* Markov from ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', which is helped by his [[CuteCrittersActChildlike innocent personality]].

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The Cessna A-37 Dragonfly is a jet trainer modified into a BadassAdorable baby A-10 Warthog.
* [[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.
* 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.
* Pepper, a robot from French company Aldebaran Robotics and Japanese company SoftBank.
* NAO, a robot from the aforementioned companies.
* [[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 Roomba. Dutiful little plastic oreo with a penchant for getting trapped and frequently thought of by owners as something of a pet.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPjlJKRa7Uw Robi]], an adorable little [[DoAnythingRobot multipurpose robot]] from Japan. He's basically a humanoid [=SmartPhone=] who takes voice commands and sounds vaguely like Franchise/{{P|okemon}}ikachu.