Tasha: Data. You are fully functional aren't you?Any sentient machine, whether robot, computer, or something else, having romantic or sexual relations with an organic life form. The Mechanical Lifeforms version of Interspecies Romance. Writers will often find a way to state that the robot is anatomically correct, in order to facilitate such interactions. Such a plot often involves a Robot Girl / Fembot of course, and even a Robotic Spouse. A Super Trope to Sex Bot (a sentient machine specifically built for sex). Compare Robo Ship, Kiss Me, I'm Virtual, Interspecies Romance, Extreme Omnisexual. See Robo Romance if both partners are machines. Can be more plausible to understand if the robot in question Was Once a Man.
Data: Of course, but...
Tasha: How fully?
Data: In every way, of course. I am programmed in multiple techniques. A broad variety of pleasuring.
Tasha: Oh, you jewel! That's exactly what I hoped.
Data: Of course, but...
Tasha: How fully?
Data: In every way, of course. I am programmed in multiple techniques. A broad variety of pleasuring.
Tasha: Oh, you jewel! That's exactly what I hoped.
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- In a commercial for Citi Bank identity theft protection, a woman is shown speaking in the voice of a guy who stole her identity talking about all the great stuff he's going to do with the money, including "...and fifteen thousand dollars to complete my robot. My girl robot."
Anime and Manga
- Osamu Tezuka:
- The movie Hi No Tori 2772 (also known as Space Firebird), one of the major plot lines is the relationship between Godah and Olga. They do eventually find themselves together, happily embraced - except Olga may not just be Olga. And in the very ending, she is reborn as human, and as his MOTHER.
- Phoenix: Resurrection - one of the main plot lines.
- One of the AD Police Files involves a sex boomer who's gone berserk. Turns out there was a brief market for Ridiculously Human Sexbots until Uncanny Valley kicked in, so now the sex organs from these robots are being illegally recycled in maidbots and waitress bots that weren't designed for them, causing some of them to go insane.
- Deunan in Appleseed isn't particularly bothered that her man Briareos has a robot-body. But then, Masamune Shirow's robots and cyborgs usually seem to be human enough anyway.
- Armitage III has multiple people in relationships with the Thirds. Armitage was the only third whose human spouse knew what she was. Worth noting that the entire purpose of Third stage robots was to create an artificial lifeform capable of mating with humans and producing viable offspring, because Mars literally needs women to bolster their low birth rates, and not enough were immigrating.
- The Big O: Discussed and lampshaded by Roger and R. Dorothy at the end of episode 3:
Roger: "Earlier, you said you wanted to ask me a question, but said it would be difficult to answer. I'm curious. What was it?"R. Dorothy: (cryptic smile) "You really want to know?"(Roger nods)R. Dorothy: "Alright then: If you and I had met under different circumstances and I were human, would we have fallen in love?"Roger: (stunned) "I... well that's..."R. Dorothy: "I told you it would be difficult."
Roger: "You once asked: "Had you and I met under different circumstances, and you were human, would we have fallen in love?" At the time, I wasn't sure how to respond. The thought had never occurred to me. Now that I've had time, I'd like to answer that. Yes, I believe we would have. I'll understand if that's unsatisfactory, but it's the best that I could do."
- It's eventually revisited near the end of season 2, when Roger finally answers her question after she's been deactivated by Beck stealing her memory component:
- In Chobits, humans can have sex with robots. This is an important plot point because getting it on with Chii would erase her memory. In the manga, at least. This plot point does seem to be virtually absent from the anime: Dragonfly did touch Chi there when he activated her after he abducted her, and when Chii (or was it Freya?) awoke, she didn't lose her memory at all (except of this particular specific event itself), she just went homicidally berzerk, stating that only her Special Someone could touch her, but since Dragonfly wasn't that person, he never should have even tried. She then proceeded to tie up and beat him with cables he had attached to her earlier that she was somehow moving telepathically now, and she would most likely have killed him if Hideki hadn't arrived in time.
- Hideki's teacher suffered a gradual marriage erosion due to her husband slowly but surely becoming more and more smitten with his flashy, attractive persocom, and forgetting that his real wife even exists.
- Da Capo: Miharu has a robotic double. This is a little squicky considering her father built it. Apparently, it's necessary to not only give robots the ability to have sex, but to also give them a hymen and the ability to feel the loss of virginity. What the hell.
- Da Capo II (which has another robot, Minatsu) justifies this by saying that the original scientists involved didn't want to just create laborers, second class citizens or anything, but rather build robots who could interact with humans as equals and do everything they could as well.
- Manga adaptations of Doraemon's sub-series, The Doraemons, usually feature human Girl of the Week being paired with one of the titular robots, usually in a case of Star-Crossed Lovers.
- El-Hazard: The Magnificent World: In the OVA continuity, Makoto finds himself falling for Ifurita, in spite of the fact she's a "Demon Doll". Going so far as to impart his memories of his highschool days to her before she enters the Eye of God and ends up stranded on Earth without him. But the final scene shows that, at some indeterminate point in time, he finds a way to reunite with her.
- In the anime series Kikaider, the lead heroine seems to fall in love with the android Jiro. How physical their relationship went is rather ambiguous thanks to a vaguely erotic looking semi-offscreen repair sequence.
- Chachamaru of Mahou Sensei Negima! is certainly capable of love, and it is heavily implied that she can experience sexual pleasure, though in an unorthodox manner. It still involves screwing though.
- Outlaw Star: Jean steadily becomes attracted to Melfina, despite knowing she's an advanced bio-android. Which culminates with them becoming an Official Couple while in the subspace of the Galactic Leyline and is sealed by a Big Damn Kiss.
- The premise of the ero-manga Petit Roid 3.
- In Plastic Memories, the Giftia are Ridiculously Human Robots with emotions and functions practically on par with human beings. Given this, it is plausible for a human to be in a relationship with a Giftia, as seen in Episode 1 when an owner attempts to help his soon-to-expire Giftia girlfriend escape. Moreover, the series' protagonist Tsukasa Mizugaki falls for Isla (a Giftia) in the first episode and much of the show focuses on their growing professional and romantic relationship.
- Nene in Seitokai Yakuindomo sees her membership in the Robot Research Club as an excuse to create various vibrators that she sticks in for 24/7. She has also expressed the desire to eventually build a sexbot of some sort.
- Steel Angel Kurumi has a variant where it's the robot who wants to take things to the next level. The human half of the equation may have (accidentally) awakened Kurumi with a kiss, but he isn't especially interested in having a robot girlfriend. She's definitely interested in him "that way", though.
- Tenchi Muyo!: Ryoko is a highly advanced bio-android, whom Washuu created by combining her own egg cells with DNA from the Massusnote . Which didn't stop Tenchi from falling for her, as by the third film's conclusion, they became the Official Couple of the Universe continuity.
- This was presented as a significant social problem in the world of Time of Eve. The issue was most explicitly explored with Koji, whose mistress was unhealthily obsessed with him, and Rina, who was illegally modified to be capable of sex. Amusingly enough, Koji and Rina end up in a relationship, each believing the other is human.
- Robots in Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou ó including the leading character ó are definitely capable of relationships, but then, their difference from actual people is rather cosmetic.
- The Scarlet Witch and The Vision. Their relationship is very complicated — they are the center of a Tangled Family Tree. They even managed to have children at one point, despite Vision not exactly working that way. It took a mix of reality warping and Functional Magic for them to have kids. And then John Byrne got his hands on the poor tykes...
- The legacy character, Jonas, was into a relationship with Stature in Young Avengers.
- Dc's Red Tornado ends up being Happily Married to human Kathleen Sutton despite being a highly advanced android, even managing to adopt and raise a Bialyan orphan named Traya to become a happy if not eccentric family before the eventual DC Retcon.
- In "I Swing the Body Electric" the a robot grateful for receiving a sexy new female body engages in sex with entire crew of her ship as part of a plan to save them from an assassination plot.
- In "R.U.R. or Are You Ain't My Baby?", a female spy uses sex as a weapon to sabotage an enemy robot prototype.
- In the 2000 AD comic Lobster Random the eponymous main character, a hard-as-nails mercenary, is a robosexual. And not for those android models, either — he prefers them if they don't look human.
- From the same comic, there's ABC Warriors Joe Pineapples, who makes a habit of shagging human women.
- The Avengers Hank Pym and Jocasta. It's a very complicated arrangement.
- If iron golems count as robots, then Pandora Breedlswight's relationship with Fantasia Faust in Ironwood makes her one.
- In the original Barbarella comic there's a single-panel gag about Barbarella's current lover — a robot guy — thinking his movements are "a bit mechanical". Might be better in the original French.
- Madison Jeffries, at least since he joined the X-Men. As far as he's concerned the more obviously mechanical a woman is, the better. His lack of social skills makes his pursuit of Danger rather tentative.
- As of the 5 issue mini series X-Club, he and Danger are now an item.
- Sussudio states outright in Scud the Disposable Assassin that she is only turned on by robots, due to a childhood Noodle Incident with her robotic babysitter malfunctioning.
- In Transmetropolitan Channon's ex-boyfriend turned out to be "queer for machines" and had a citation for masturbating with a grocery shelving robot.
- Superboy once found himself in a hot tub with a bunch of robots built to resemble the female members of the Teen Titans. He was quite put out when Robin destroyed them.
Robin: Conner... you know those are just robots?
Superboy: (smirking) Yeah. So?
- Atomic Robo dated a girl named Helen in the early 1930's. She even gave him his first kiss (even though he has no mouth), but she was a little squicked when she found out that, chronologically, he was only seven years old at the time.
- Kl'rt the Super-Skrull was involved with the gynoid Praxagora in the Annihilation storyline.
- In Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog, Breezie seems to have a major attraction towards Metal Sonic.
- In Runaways, Victor Mancha is a cyborg... sorta. This has not stopped him from pursuing a relationship with Nico (or later, Lillie.)
- The Fallout 3 fan fiction Trouble details the incredibly complex and bizarre relationship between Butch Deloria, a leather jacket toting greaser barber, and Harkness, the chief of security in Rivet City who is secretly an android.
- The Steve/Tony Avengers fanfiction Artificial heart averts this trope. Steve (and presumably others) assume that Iron Man is actually a robot he falls in love with him anyway.
- There are numerous fanfics focused on Tony Stark's relationship with his AI, JARVIS—sometimes it's them having high-tech, gadget-y sex, sometimes it's emotional/mental closeness that puts them on the level of soulmates (surpassing, for Tony, all human companionship), sometimes it's both.
- The Penny/Ruby pairing in the RWBY fandom naturally involves this, although how much of an impact this has on the plot varies. Generally it doesn't have to much of an effect on the relationship itself, especially since Ruby considers Penny a 'real girl' even though she's made of metal.
- In the Alternate Universe Worm fanfic Intrepid, Hero has this sort of relationship with Dragon. They've even had a daughter, a Human-looking Robot Girl with an artificial body he made while the mother was behind the AI.
- Fred Perry, author of the comic Gold Digger, has shown no problem in taking the subtext from Transformers Prime to (and past) its logical conclusion. No links because it's very NSFW.
- madsthenerdygirl's MCU Rewrites: Just like in the comic books, Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Vision. In New Avengers, Pietro/Quicksilver comments that Wanda thinks JARVIS has a "sexy voice". Wanda and Vision have several interactions over the course of the story. She also discusses some of her family history with Vision, and Vision calls her powers "beautiful". In Avengers: Civil War, Vision comforts her when the Avengers are dealing with the Sokovia Accords. Near the end of the story, Wanda takes Vision to Auschwitz to explain why she was so worried about the Accords.
- There is tons of fanart of Mega Man developing a crushing on Samus. For example...
Films — Animation
- One of the scenes in Heavy Metal.
Films — Live-Action
- In the remake of Total Recall (2012), the main protagonist encounters robotic prostitutes.
- In Bicentennial Man, Andrew Martin falls in love with Portia. His urging to become legally recognized as a human being is brought on by his desire to have his marriage to her recognized.
- Flubber: Robin Williams was on the other side of such a relationship in with his floating female robot having an unrequited crush on him. This was mostly just Played for Laughs.
- Blade Runner and Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep, although they are Organic Technology in the movie.
- At the end of Screamers (1995) the protagonist Hendricksson realizes that Jessica is also a Killer Robot when an identical Jessica shows up. Earlier he'd tested Jessica by cutting her hand and the copy appears to know this, taunting Hendricksson by saying: "We can bleed, we can cry, we can fuck."
- Westworld. The protagonists have sex with some android hookers. A scene written for the script by Michael Crichton (but not in the film) had a company representative demonstrating the next generation of android servants for the home — at one stage he shows off a male android's implied larger 'equipment'.
- The protagonist falls in love with the titular Cherry 2000, and when she breaks he goes off on an adventure to replace her body. But in the end he decides to throw her away after repairing her and hook up with the movie's Action Girl.
- A.I.: Artificial Intelligence involves a gigolo-bot who accompanies David on his adventure.
- Kay-Em 14 and her creator Tsunaron are in such relationship in Jason X.
- In Serenity, Mr Universe is married (for all we know, this might be legally binding) to a "Pleasurebot". Well, he calls it that; it appears to be an inanimate sex doll with a tape recorder installed.
- In the Korean film I'm a Cyborg, but That's OK, the main character lives in an asylum and thinks she is a robot, and has many hallucinations. Over the course of the movie another patient tries to romance her while playing along with her delusions.
- The Mind Screw Twist Ending of Computer Chess.
- Her is a Oscar winning film about a man having a romance with an artificial intelligence in a 20 Minutes into the Future society that accepts enough to have paid services such as actors who perform the physical acts the intelligence directs.
- In Blade Runner, Rick Deckard falls in love with Rachael, a Replicant. The sequel plays with by giving the robot an artificial girlfriend who's degree less sentient than he is, the hologram girl Joi.
- In Ex Machina, Nathan deliberately gave his robots the physical and personality characteristics that would enable feeling attraction, having sex, and—he claims—falling in love (this is what he tells Caleb, but in reality he may have done it for his own gratification and sees his creations as sex objects, since he has what appears to be regular sex with Kyoko). Ava is no exception. He doesn't see any problem with humans having sex with robots, (in fact he specifically designed them to be able to) whether it's himself or others, and encourages Caleb to see her as a woman. Ava expresses attraction towards Caleb and he is implied to find her attractive too, although he's reluctant to admit it.
- Mentioned briefly in an early scene in Paul. Graeme and Clive are in a UFO diner talking to the waitress about their visit to comicon and tell her they met Adam Shadowchild, leading to one of their long recitations of his various novels. One title they ramble off is "The Robot's Mistress" leading to the waitress saying she's more into romance novels.
Well that one is kind of a romance.Between a woman and a robot? I hear that!
- The book Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships investigates Real Life examples of this trope.
- The Robots of Dawn: This is a plot point in the classic Isaac Asimov novel, for a number of reasons. 1) The robot in question is one of only two humanoid robots ever created, who look just alike. 2) The other such robot is Detective Elijah Baley's partner in the investigation of a murder. 3) No one on the world of Aurora finds anything odd about the relationship, despite its uniqueness; Aurora is such a sexually open society one character blames her father for ruining her life because he wouldn't sleep with her.
- This is also brought up in one of the short stories concerning Susan Calvin, where she is trying to figure out what happened with a robot that seduced its owner's wife (apparently it was trying to do something about the wife's self-worth issues, in accordance with the First Law's edict to not permit humans to come to harm through inaction). Of course, the problem in the long run was that while robots can't fall in love - women do.
- Silver Metal Lover: It's a major plot point, because it's the reason used to destroy the eponymous robot - if he were functioning properly, the protagonist wouldn't want to have sex with him. Or so the Bureaucracy's reasoning goes. In actuality, they destroy him because he's acquired a soul and it terrifies them that he's acting more human than the humans themselves.
- Planetary Trilogy: This is one of the two horrifying perversions attributed to inhabitants of the Moon in C. S. Lewis's series. The other horrifying perversion? Birth control.
- George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards feature Modular Man, a Ridiculously Human Robot built by a hyperinventive Ace scientist, and considered an actual Ace by others. Modular Man is shaped like a male supermodel, fully functional in regards of this trope, and pretty popular with the ladies. His creator then uses the memory cache for porn, to Mod' Man's grief.
- Played with in The Alchemy of Stone: The clockwork Robot Girl protagonist, Mattie, is not physically capable of having sex, but certain aspects of her mechanism that have no direct connection to sex eventually take on symbolically sexual meanings for her. Eventually some of this peculiar sexuality is made quite explicit in her interactions with other characters.
- Charles Stross deconstructs this with his protagonist in Saturn's Children. She's a robot built for ultimate human sexual pleasure in an universe where humans no longer exist.
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: A major theme in the novel. This is taken to the logical conclusion when Pris reveals that the Andies have seduced bounty hunters into sex so as to take them out of commission. The Andies have discovered that sex is such a powerful conduit for empathy, that hunters will often choose to retire over having to kill any more Andies. Phil Resch foreshadows the reveal when he suggests Decker should rape an Andie and destroy it, so that he would get over any lingering sympathy he might feel for them. And later, Pris talks about the one hunter that this didn't work on. It's easy to infer who she's taking about.
- There's a picture book called Robomop and at the end of the book, the Robomop is shown romancing a vacuum cleaner.
- In Robert Sheckley's short story "Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?", a woman is seduced by a sentient robotic vacuum cleaner.
- In For Your Safety a human quisling sets up a deal with the robots that have engaged in a Zeroth Law Rebellion, writing propaganda for the new regime in return for her very own robotic boyfriend.
- Mike Resnick's The Buntline Special has partially mechanical and fully robotic prostitutes built by Thomas Edison.
- The Cassandra Kresnov books have as their protagonist a semi-organic gynoid or Artificial Human (the line is blurry in this case), originally designed as a Super Soldier. Cassandra had sexual relationships with several of her male squadmates (also "GIs" like her) as well as her fully human unit psychiatrist, and in the books' present has a string of one-night stands with humans and eventually a long-term boyfriend.
- The trope is analyzed in Alien in a Small Town. When Indira learns her boyfriend has dumped her for an android woman named Kim, she reflects that it would be one thing if Kim were a free, sentient robot (commenting that that would be mildly kinky, but not significantly different from dumping her for a human woman), but in fact he built Kim for the purpose — which means either that she's sentient without free will (termed "cyberslavery" and considered morally reprehensible), or she's a "hollow" nonsentient machine, which would mean he's dumped Indira for a mindless sex toy. Either possibility is horrible for different reasons, and she's furious at him.
- The Star Trek: The Next Generation episode where Data and Tasha Yar have sex, although they were Kissing Under the Influence at the time. Not sure if the Borg queen counts, since she's a cyborg.
- Cylons in Battlestar Galactica. Although they are more like organic robots. Organic sexy robots. A straighter (and weirder) example occurs when Boomer, who is unknowingly another humanoid Cylon, comes across a captured Raider ship and starts suggestively caressing it to the bemusement of her human colleagues.
- The Angel episode "Lineage":
Fred: [about the cyborg] This thing really blurs the line between human and robot.Spike: Aha. So you're not ruling out that a human being could have boffed a robot. [Everyone stares at him] Sex with robots is more common than most people think.
- This joke makes more sense if you realize Spike had previously demanded Warren build him a robot version of Buffy for the sole purpose of "boffing".
- After the Robotic Reveal Willow was staring at it with great interest. Okay, it was revealed she had an interest in robotics before. Then she looks after it when Buffy's gone. Okay, being the smart girl that would make sense. Then the comics has Willow take more of an interest in Buffy's sex life than Angel before all but confirming they slept together, when Buffy may or may not have had her mind put in the bot at the time.
- MythBusters: Frequently joked and hinted about Grant, loading in as much Geeky Turn-On as they can for a G-rated show. In the episode where they're testing lie detectors, it's "revealed" that he's given serious thought to building a female robot (or just got the giggles and threw off the polygraph, as has been known to happen). Then the episode where they introduce the professional bomb squad robot and it's apparently love at first sight. (Trivia: Grant has been in BattleBots, worked for ILM and was the driver of R2-D2 in the prequel movies.)
- Though Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles doesn't state it outright, this is strongly implied to be the relationship between future John Connor and Cameron, and almost happens between the current John and Cameron.
- In a talk at a 1970's Star Trek convention, Gene Roddenberry mentioned that network executives objected to a script in his proposed series The Questor Tapes because it contained a scene where the titular character Questor sleeps with a woman. Roddenberry joked that he had inadvertently invented an entirely new form of intolerance. His later creation, Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation, was based upon Questor, and the aforementioned episode in which Data has sex with Yar was widely seen as Roddenberry following through with what he was not allowed to do with The Questor Tapes less than a decade earlier.
- Star Trek: Voyager: One time the EMH's sexual subroutines were deleted so he could fit into a smaller data, ah, package, for transmission to the Alpha Quadrant.
EMH: I'm as close to a sentient life-form as any hologram could hope to be. I socialize with the crew, fraternize with aliens. I've even had sexual relations.
EMH Mark 2: Sex? How's that possible? We're not equipped with a—
EMH: Let's just say I made an addition to my program.
EMH Mark 2: Before you leave maybe you could...download those subroutines into my database?
- Lexx's 790 was a robot head (mis-)programmed for love, yet incapable of interfacing with anyone as he lacked even a tongue. Not that that stopped a robot head fetishist who owned a special groin attachment...
- Caprica: Philo and Robot Zoe. Complicated by the robot having the mind of a dead girl and doubly complicated by him not knowing this. Zoe adopts the guise of Rachel in the V-World to V-date him. In "End of Line" Zoe comes out to him as Rachel and he decides this is too crazy for him and alerts security.
- Sikozu of Farscape is revealed to be a Robot Girl and ends up in a relationship with Scorpius. However, she is made of organic technology, as opposed to mechanical.
- On The Big Bang Theory there was Howard and The Robot Hand (literally no one believes him when he tried to claim it '"fell" onto an *ahem* sensitive area) and Raj and Siri (yes, as in the iPhone software). As Sheldon put it "Good for you! You've taken a huge evoloutionary step by replacing the need for human contact with a machine." He commends the "taboo love" (Bernadette and Howard on the other hand are freaked out by it). Also joked about in the first season.
Leonard: Did Howard bring a date?Sheldon: Either that or he's had a major advancement in his work with robotics.
- In Season Six it's revealed Howard made a six breasted sex-bot with university funding before meeting his wife.
- Everywhere in the Swedish sci-fi drama Äkta människor (English title: Real Humans) between the humans and hubots. Oh, and one cyborg.
- Between Leo Eischer actually born a human but after he died was recreated as a cyborg and the hubot Mimi.
- Tobbe towards the reprogrammed Mimi (now called Anita). Later he realises he is only attracted to hubots, making him probably the most literal example of this trope on the show.
- Likely between Leo's father and Bea the hubot recreation of his dead wife.
- Roger towards Bea, though he is unaware that she's a hubot.
- Roger's wife Therese, who leaves him for her hubot personal trainer Rick.
- Therese's friend Pilar towards her hubot Beau.
- Hubot Flash is probably hoping to find a robosexual guy, to fufill her fantasy of having a normal life with a human husband.
- And the existence of hubot brothels/strip-clubs such as Hubot Heaven.
- Eve Edison from Mann And Machine was a sexy policewoman android; the show tried very hard to avoid this trope during its short run, resulting in the "Mann" of the equation coming off as a robophobe.
- Doctor Who:
- According to Word of God, Sarah and the K-1 Robot in "Robot" had fallen in love, but "it wouldn't have gone very far".
- Implied in "Victory of the Daleks" when Edwin Bracewell (a robot) reveals his love for a human woman named Dorabella.
- River Song claims to have dated androids, as does the Eleventh Doctor.
- In the Arrested Development episode "Immaculate Election", Lucille Bluth gets a Roomba after firing her housekeeper Lupe for having sex with Buster. Lucille then walks in on Buster in bed with the Roomba.
- Other Space has a relationship between a human crew member, Kent, and the ship's AI, Natasha. Played With in that Kent is the cold, logical one, and Natasha has emotional needs.
- This comes up a few times in Andromeda. It turns out that it is very rare for practical reasons — warship AIs of the Commonwealth have the same rights as other sentients to pursue love... exactly the same rights, including being subject to military rules against fraternization. Since most organics they interact with on a relatively regular basis are their crew, there isn't much of an opportunity for them to fall in love with someone they are allowed to be in a relationship with.
- Duran Duran song "Electric Barbarella" is clearly about this.
- From the Disco era, the song Automatic Lover by Dee D. Jackson.
- Kathy's Song, by Apoptygma Berzerk, seems to be about a sentient computer that knows its human operator more completely and intimately than another person ever could. The cover art supports this interpretation, and Word of God allegedly confirms it (see the comment from "mshover" on 09-13-2009).
- Voltaire's song "The Sexy Data Tango" is about Data having sex.
- Another Voltaire song, "The Mechanical Girl," is about a Robot Girl created by a tinker who made her as a second daughter after the death of his first, and a king who tries to take her for his new queen after his last queen got mad and ran off on his steed. Said Robot Girl takes violent exception to the king's advances, by which we mean that she grows to seven times her size with rockets and flamethrowers and proceeds to destroy the kingdom before returning home to daddy.
- Abney Park's "Herr Drosselmeyer's Doll' is about a steam-or-clockwork-powered robot girl that is offered as a prostitute to paying men.
- The Servotron song "Batteries Included" is about how male robots make better lovers.
- Janelle MonŠe's Metropolis albums deal with a Robot Girl who falls in love with a human.
- The Free Parking! song "My Girlfriend is a Robot" is about... well...
- The song "Tonight's the Night (We Interface)" by Consortium of Genius is about this.
- Royksopp's The Girl and the Robot has some of this trope. Moreso in the music video.
- The titular girl in Kristy Vant's Chrissy the Chromosexual has a ... thing for cars.
- The Dresden Dolls has "Coin-Operated Boy."
- The Impossible Girl (formerly half of Vermillion Lies) has a song "Animal", in which the narrator's robot lover is upset with her inability to feel sexual desire.
- The Mechanisms' engineer, Nastya Rasputina, is attracted to machines rather than other (mostly) humans. She and Aurora, the Mechanisms' sentient ship, are in a committed relationship.
- "Robot Girl" by Was (Not Was) - the singer mainly seems enamoured with how subserivent she is.
- "Virtual Lover" by The Monks of Doom
- Invoked by Zoltar the Fortuneteller in the video for Poets of the Fall's "Carnival of Rust," as the Love Hungry automaton pleads with his gas-masked female customer to love him and free him from the Carnival via his Obsession Song. It doesn't work.
- In Mad Daedalus, this is the relationship between Daedalus, an ancient Greek inventor, and Ariadne, a sentient AI from a crashed spaceship. Daedalus' ultimate goal is to travel to the future to effect repairs for Ariadne so the two of them can travel the universe together.
- Exalted: One of the perks for Alchemicals is having access to a Charm installation to make them better lovers (with the ability to use mind-altering pillow talk). It's called Thousandfold Courtesan Calculations. The second edition Manual of Exalted Power: Alchemicals even mentions that high-Essence Alchemicals (who become first Humongous Mecha, and subsequently cities) tend to install a Charm that lets them control a human-scale robot for "emergencies" - but the officials have learned not to press the issue of how "a night with that hot young Sodalite member" counts as an emergency...
- New Horizon has its Wafans., which come in three shapes: Aesir (short human-looking androids originally built for janitorial/sexbot purposes), Vanir (the first model built, looking like humans with a robotic flare), and Jotun (large, clearly artificial mechbeings). All three are human, all three come in both genders, and all three are fully functions. Yes, even the Jotun...
- In the GURPS Transhuman Space setting, this isn't considered particularly unusual. If anything, those who have a problem with it are generally seen about the way those who have a problem with interracial romance are today. It's stated that most people's first time is with their AI. There is even one story in the books of a guy having a brief Long-Distance Relationship (including a roll in the virtual hay) with a young woman who he later finds out to be a military spacecraft. He's quite okay with it.
- In Wizardry 8, you can try to name RFS-81 (an android) as the "sacrifice" for a succubus. If attempted, the android will say, "RFS-81 model, 'Savant Trooper', does not possess required components to carry out order. Model RFS-99 required." Raises some questions about the hobbies of the Big Bad, doesn't it?
- In The Sims 2 your Sim can have a relationship with a Servo if they want. If you have a later expansion pack, you can set robots as one of their turn-ons.
- In The Sims 3 you can have relationships with Sim Bots... you can even make them yourself.
- Reploids easily qualify as Ridiculously Human Robots, and in Mega Man Zero, we do meet a reploid who fell in love with a human woman. As the woman got older, the reploid decided to get his parts replaced to make himself look older. After she died, he declined reverting his body to its youthful appearance so that he would never forget the memories he had of her.
- The Fallout: New Vegas quest "Wang Dang Atomic Tango" has the owner of the Atomic Wrangler Casino hiring the Courier to find a "sexbot" to add to the establishment's stable of unique prostitutes... uh, for the clients, of course, he's not one of those "disgusting machine fetishists." And thus we meet F.I.S.T.O., a Zeerust security droid reprogrammed for human pleasure. If you want, you can even try him out before turning him in for the quest reward.
F.I.S.T.O.: Please assume the position.
(fade to black)
Courier: I can't feel my legs!
F.I.S.T.O.: Numbness will subside in several minutes.
Courier: IS THAT ALL YOU GOT, ROBOT!?
F.I.S.T.O.: I will require a software and hardware upgrade.
- It's heavily implied that Mr. House, a withered two-hundred-year-old human entombed within a life support system, is in a sexual relationship with Jane, one of his Securitrons in the Lucky 38 casino.
- The Old World Blues expansion introduces Dr. Dala, a Brain in a Jar connected to some video screens, manipulator limbs and a hovering chassis. She's forgotten most of her humanity, but still manages to get rather... excited... just from watching the Courier breathing.
- Fallout 4 has a slightly rarer variant of this in Mr. Zwicky and Edna, Diamond City's schoolteachers. Zwicky is an old man, while Edna is a decidedly non-humanoid Miss Nanny robot who is obviously carrying a torch for her coworker. If you talk to her about it and advise her that "love conquers all," the next time you visit the city, you can watch Zwicky and Edna getting married in front of the non-denominational chapel.
- Several romanceable characters in the game are, or are revealed to be Synths, though this is arguably stretching the definition of "robot." And it's made quite gross with the late-game reveal that modern Synths have biological parts cloned from your son Shaun, meaning technically they're all your grandchldren.
- In the Far Harbor DLC, the Sole Survivor can even have a fling with a Robobrain.
- Persona 3 FES adds Aigis in the Social Links. Hers is mostly about how she is discovering about life...and how her feelings for the protagonist are romantic in nature. It's mostly kept the same with the Female Protagonist in Portable with Aigis going through some Gayngst instead.
- In Xenoblade, Shulk doesn't seem to mind too much the fact that his childhood sweetheart Fiora has come Back from the Dead as an ass-kicking Robot Girl. Despite this, it's averted in the end, since Fiora recovers her Homs body.
- In Super Robot Wars, whenever a beautiful girl shows up in a feminine-shaped giant robot, Ryusei Date is pretty much guaranteed to be staring and drooling over the giant robot instead. Even when the pilot is herself a smaller robot. Taken to damn near in-universe Robo Ship levels with Fei Yen in Alpha 3.
- In Mass Effect 3, after EDI gains the Cerberus assassin robot's body, she can be encouraged by Shepard to pursue a relationship with Joker, which is unsurprising, considering all the Unresolved Sexual Tension from the previous game, and therefore making Joker a target of this trope.
- The Citadel DLC reveals Samantha Traynor to be this. She's attracted to EDI, she's interested in organic on synthetic porn and (if romanced) is very intrigued by Joker's estimation of Shepard being about 30% synthetic. It's even acknowledged in-universe, as Joker himself calls her out on "having a thing for robots".
- A side-quest in Knights of the Old Republic involves you searching for a woman's missing droid. After you you find the droid, it reveals that it ran away due to to the woman treating it as her dead husband. One conversation option, "Err... all the time?" elicits a response of "You don't want to know", implying that this trope is in effect.
- Kagura of BlazBlue is implied to be this. In a matchup against Carl Clover, he'll look at his personal battle doll Nirvana/Ada, and:
*to himself* "Is this... Legal?"
- TRON 2.0 flirts with this trope. It's clear that Jet finds Mercury (a security monitor and game warrior Program) attractive, and the feeling is mutual. There is also a case to be made for Alan and Ma3a, which is justified as she is a Virtual Ghost of his wife, who was killed in this timeline.
- In Saints Row IV the Boss can romance CID, the beach ball-shaped robot.
- In the "Alive" short for Overwatch a few Omnic-Human couples can be seen.
- In Undertale, you are able to flirt with several characters, including a skeleton. Originally, you were able to flirt with Mettaton as well, but it was cut out of the game due to plot reasons. Meanwhile, Alphys apparently keeps anime clips of robots making out saved to her cell phone, and mentions that she got "really sweaty" whenever she tried to work on Mettaton's EX body in her True Lab research logs.
- Tekken 6's Lars Alexandersson ends up as one due to the events of Scenario Campaign, growing romantic feelings for his robot companion Alisa Bosconovitch.
- Love You to Bits does this to ridiculously cute degrees with the main characters of Kosmo and Nova, to the point that the main point of the game is to find her parts and put her back together.
- In Destiny, Exos are capable of feeling romantic attraction toward organic beings, although it's unclear if they are actually capable of anything physical. Both Cayde-6 and Eriana-3 showed clear romantic attachments to organics, and in Eriana-3's case it was Love at First Sight when she met Wei Ning. After Wei Ning was killed by the Hive Prince Crota, Eriana-3 launched an ill-fated raid on Crota out of grief-driven revenge.
- As much of a Ridiculously Human Robot as she is, the 00 Unit, Kagami Sumika, in Muv-Luv Alternative is still, very much, a robot, even though a huge point of the plot is that she's a human in a robotic body. Part of keeping her mind human (which helps avert A.I. Is a Crapshoot) involves the main character and her committing, ahem, this trope.
- In Vee Is Calling, you are dating a sapient computer virus, complete with empathy. Make her care enough for you, and she'll feel too guilty to take over your computer.
- In New Dangan Ronpa V3, the human Ultimate Inventor, Miu Iruma, has a very an obvious attraction toward the Ultimate Robot, K1-B0/Ki-bo. Ki-bo himself has admitted that he does feel an attraction toward humans and is frequently Ship Tease with Miu and, to a lesser extent, Shuichi Saihara, the human Ultimate Detective.
- In DRAM Atical Murder, Aoba is this in Clear's route.
- In The Green Eyed Sniper, the robot Assistant suggests she has feelings for her master and creator, Sekhmet. Although Sekhmet has a disgusted reaction, the author claims that there is indeed something going on between these two. It's all shown here.
- The Boys Love genre comic Artifice focuses on a romance between an Artificial Human and a young gay man.
- In Penny Arcade this shows up in the first part of one of the Automata (a sort of futuristic detective universe they explore from time to time) stories.
Officer: They even got a name for it. They call it 'auto-erotic'.
- Sluggy Freelance: Discussed in this strip.
Riff: I wonder if she's fully biologically functional.Torg: Either that or she's full of sharp jagged metal parts and ...Riff: Yeaaaahh! Question withdrawn!
- Ping from MegaTokyo was designed for companionship and strongly insists when queried that she is not a sex toy. But she admits that she was nonetheless built so that she could go all the way in a relationship if she wanted to.
- Questionable Content: Only hinted at. Some of the more humanoid AnthroPCs are obviously meant to cater to this, such as the prototype of one that looked like Jude Law with a prehensile Gag Penis. It's also mutual. Momo has fantasized about Sven before, and Pintsize is a Lovable Sex Maniac.
No one is quite sure who decided it would be useful for artificial intelligences to posess [sic] libidos, but it is generally agreed that it would be more trouble than it is worth to remove it. Besides, the horny little buggers would revolt.
- It seems to be largely believed (well, Clinton assumes and Dora hopes) that Faye and her combat droid business partner/roommate Bubbles are in a relationship. They aren't, but while denying this, Bubbles did accidentally let slip that she thought Faye was hot. Further developments may develop.
- In Zap!, the Stickles are an entire race of Mad Scientists... and as a byproduct of that, they tend to get really... EXCITED about autonomous Artificially Intelligent robots. Main character, Kasey the Stickle, is all over Robot (AKA: xr-743-9q) with hearts in her eyes, and acts like a jealous girlfriend whenever Robot has to 'interface' with their ship, Excelsior.
- Diesel Sweeties: A central part of the narrative.
- Chester 5000 XYV: The entire premise. Definitely NSFW.
- xkcd. Almost.
- In L's Empire, one of the main characters is going out with Roll.
- Never Mind the Gap features at least 1 married couple (human woman & robot man). They ask Jim to build the body for their baby.
- In Jix, Dyonus (an android with a male personality) has a crush on Jix. There's a lot of running gags based off of this. Even though Jix doesn't feel the same way, she "lets" him give her massages and such.
- Subverted in Commander Kitty. Zenith creates the "perfect mate" so she can enslave the galaxy with an army of their "perfect children," but she fails to realize that, as an android, it's physically impossible for her to copulate with her biological Frankenstein.
- Ultra Car and Malaya in Shortpacked!. Ultra Car defines herself as a "homoromantic asexual trans-chassis woman" and Malaya defines herself as "I wanna fuck whatever that means".
- O, Robot! starts with Robota's owner only using her for cleaning and fetching cheetos, but his girlfriend (who's also a triple-amputee cyborg) turns out to be a literal technophile and starts tinkering with Robota. And the owner gets some ideas after seeing a few of the modifications, and then installs more mods that make her too lifelike for his girlfriend's taste, so she makes her own male sexbot.
- Captain Landon in Schlock Mercenary has a very close relationship with Tenzy, whose life has been interested. She started out as a heavily modified M3 Tater less-than-lethal suppression weapon intended for use by sworn non-aggressive police. Following modifications by a shadow government wet-worker looking for the ability to kill everyone in a building at once, she became intelligent enough to upgrade herself on the fly and qualifies as a person-level AI. Since Landon is an uplifted polar bear there's a sort of weird symmetry to it.
Landon: Get the door, babe.
Tenzy: I'm your entry tool now?
Landon: Tenzy...you're my everything.
Tenzy: I'm blushing. Let me get that door for you, hon.
- In Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Special Edition, Tails mocks the player at one point by going on and on about how Metal Sonic is "one sexy robot" and "more of a man than you'll ever be".
- In one Barats and Bereta video, they aid their friend in his pretending to be a robot so that a girl will fall for him. That way, he can have sex without a condom on. Unfortunately for him, she also liked him because as a "robot", he couldn't contract any of her long list of STD's. whoops.
- Endless Mike, a veteran poster from The Outskirts Battle Dome is known for his love of toasters.
- The Nostalgia Chick had a Sex Slave robot for a while. As it was fairly crudely built, we can assume it was pretty much just a glorified vibrator with human emotions.
- In Red vs. Blue, Caboose falls in love with the artificially intelligent tank.
- In an animated short by Weebl'n'Bob creator there's the song "Sexy Robots" which is this trope in spades.
- Worm has a relationship between Defiant aka Armsmaster and the Artificial Intelligence Dragon.
- The AI in Scrooge's Money Bin is clearly hitting on him in Ducktalez 7. She also stops the Big Bad by self-destructing.
- In Archer, Dr. Krieger used company money to build a "Sex Bot" named Fister Roboto and nearly married an AI. When his use of company funds is challenged he asserts "and the best part is, he's learning!"
- Ewoks' last episode, Battle for the Sunstar features a friendly pilot droid named PD-28, who blushes when kissed by both Kneesaa and Latara.
All right, but I don't want anyone thinking we're robosexuals, so if anyone asks, you're my debugger.
- The episode "I Dated a Robot" where Fry date his Lucy Liu-bot. Relationships between robots and humans are actually seen in-universe as a bad thing, with a propaganda film showing the negative effects. At the end, between Bender and Lucy Liu's head.
- Also mentioned in the pilot, when Fry asks Bender to be his friend:
- The post-resurrection episode "Proposition Infinity" deals with the controversial issue of robosexual marriage.
- Hyena of Gargoyles has some rather... disturbing intentions toward the Coyote robot. Upon learning that Coyote is a robot instead of a human in armor, her reaction is "Even better!"
Jackal: Well that's sicker than usual...
- Hyena is just in general disturbing, she's a Nightmare Fetishist if you count all her Squicky kinks. Though she is a Hollywood Cyborg. Even her own teammates find her disturbing.
- Green Lantern: The Animated Series has Razer (snarky, widowed alien man) and Aya (childlike, robotic, feminine AI) in a rather anime-like relationship (which is barely questioned by their fellow teammates). As is common in the DC Comics Universe, it didn't turn out well for them...
- The vingette So Beautiful, So Dangerous from Heavy Metal has a sexy secretary kidnapped from the Pentagon by aliens. She is immediately seduced by the ships robot, with one of the aliens noting it Really Gets Around.
- One episode of Jimmy Two-Shoes featured Jimmy falling in love with Schmeloise, a robotic clone of Heloise. Since Schmeloise was designed after his Stalker with a Crush, she returned the feelings and the two end up dating until Heloise's reprogramming resulted in Schemloise self destructing.
- In the Legion of Super-Heroes animated series, Brainiac 5's man-crush (yes, the term has been used by the writers of the comic adaptation) on Supes counts. When you're programming 'training simulations' of being held by Superman while you die in his arms complete with romantic music, you've got it bad.note
- Looney Tunes:
- In the Merrie Melodies short "Hair-Raising Hare", Bugs Bunny is lured to an evil scientist's lair by a mechanical fembunny. When he sees it at the end of the cartoon he snarkily dismisses it as mechanical...until it kisses him. "All right, so it's mechanical!"
- In "The Grey-Hounded Hare", Bugs falls in love with the mechanical rabbit in a dog racing track, and tries to save her from the dogs. He gets shocked whenever he tries to kiss her, but he just thinks she's a really good kisser.
- My Life as a Teenage Robot:
- Sheldon has a crush on his friend Jenny and it's pretty clearly shown to be an extension of his general love of machines.
- Brad also dated another robot, Melody, who looks human. He didn't realize it until later. It wasn't a deal-breaker.
- Used for a short sketch on Robot Chicken, where a lecture on advances in robotics is ruined when a journalist asks, "Can you fuck it?" When the professor says "No," everyone leaves extremely dissatisfied.
- South Park played with this in "Awesome-O". Cartman pretended to be a robot, and a guy asked if he is capable of sexual activity. Cartman fortunately runs out of the room before it goes further than that.
- Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! has a very precocious example with human kid Chiro and cute little Robot Girl Jinmay. Granted, Jinmay didn't even know she was a robot at first, and by the time she found out, the two had already established quite a relationship. Chiro took it rather well. In fact, the two only seemed to grow closer afterwards.
- Octus in Sym-Bionic Titan with the cheerleader, Kimmy. She doesn't know he's a robot though.
- Buck Tuddrussel's resistance to the amorous Larry 3000 is implied to break down toward the end of Time Squad.
- Transformers has a rather odd relationship with this one. Came to a head in the atrocity known as Kiss Players, where it formed the basis of what we shall for lack of a better term call "plot".
- In The Venture Bros., The Monarch has sex with one of Dr. Venture's robots (it's "face" was a monitor with Dr. Venture's face).
Dean: What are you doing to our robot???Monarch: Uh, giving her robot-chlamydia?
- Mike Sorayama and his Leslie-Bots. It's implied, and suggested by Baron Underbheit — Sorayama was obsessed with a girl named Leslie Cohen in college, what else would he do with robots built in her image?