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* ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'' is a series of computer programs meant to imitate human voices, and the general consensus is that in-universe they qualify as these.

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* ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'' is a series of computer programs meant to imitate human voices, and the general consensus is that in-universe they qualify as these. It doesn't help that their personality varies with their song writers.



* All Music/{{Vocaloid}}s are such excellent examples of this, and it doesn't help that their personality varies with their song writers.


The degree to which this is actually "ridiculous" varies depending on the setting. In some cases they get a free pass -- it may be that an intelligence, artificial or not, ''needs'' to be vaguely human-like in its basic outlines, with emotions, interests, motivations, et cetera simply to be functional for certain tasks, such as those requiring a great deal of long-term autonomy. On the other hand, perhaps humans prefer {{Sexbot}}s [[PersonalityChip not to behave like automated teller machines]]. It may be, if human intelligence itself is merely an evolved set of functions held together in an evolved psychological architecture, that any society with sufficiently ubiquitous and flexible automation [[MechanicalEvolution will necessarily have the means to produce something human-like]], or it may simply be that emotions, desires, and curiosity are unavoidable side-effects of full sentience. Whatever serves the needs of the well-reasoned plot or setting. In these cases, RidiculouslyHumanRobots make sense. Also, a few illogical design choices are a small price to pay for keeping robotic characters out of the UncannyValley. However, it's rare that a series explicitly spells this out, and often, these [[SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence human-like]] {{A|rtificialIntelligence}}Is are put right up next to similar, yet [[TheStoic emotionless equivalents]] that function perfectly.

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The degree to which this is actually "ridiculous" varies depending on the setting. In some cases they get a free pass -- it may be that an intelligence, artificial or not, ''needs'' to be vaguely human-like in its basic outlines, with emotions, interests, motivations, et cetera simply to be functional for certain tasks, such as those requiring a great deal of long-term autonomy. On the other hand, perhaps humans prefer {{Sexbot}}s [[PersonalityChip not to behave like automated teller machines]]. It may be, if human intelligence itself is merely an evolved set of functions held together in an evolved psychological architecture, that any society with sufficiently ubiquitous and flexible automation [[MechanicalEvolution will necessarily have the means to produce something human-like]], or it may simply be that emotions, desires, and curiosity are unavoidable side-effects of full sentience. Whatever serves the needs of the well-reasoned plot or setting. In these cases, RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Human Robots make sense. Also, a few illogical design choices are a small price to pay for keeping robotic characters out of the UncannyValley. However, it's rare that a series explicitly spells this out, and often, these [[SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence human-like]] {{A|rtificialIntelligence}}Is are put right up next to similar, yet [[TheStoic emotionless equivalents]] that function perfectly.

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* The robots in ''Animation/HappyHeroes'' act more like humans than anything, to the point that the only thing really distinguishing them from the actual humans is 1. their appearance (sometimes), and 2. the fact that some robots, including the heroes themselves, like to drink oil.
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See also InstantAIJustAddWater, SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids, and RobotGirl. Compare and contrast with ArtificialHuman, RobotMe, or MechanicalLifeforms. The more human-like ones are sometimes an EatingMachine and may indulge in RoboRomance. May become subject to a RoboticReveal if the robot looks ridiculously human enough to pass as one. Expect the reveal to have some {{squick}} if it's done via means like an UnusualUserInterface. Contrast DeceptivelyHumanRobots, for when the apparent humanity is only skin deep. Also contrast MechanicalMonster, where it is completely inhuman in both psychology and appearance. The inverse on nearly every level of CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul. Contrast ForgotHeWasARobot and StarfishRobots.

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See also InstantAIJustAddWater, SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids, {{Fembot}} and RobotGirl. Compare and contrast with ArtificialHuman, RobotMe, or MechanicalLifeforms. The more human-like ones are sometimes an EatingMachine and may indulge in RoboRomance. May become subject to a RoboticReveal if the robot looks ridiculously human enough to pass as one. Expect the reveal to have some {{squick}} if it's done via means like an UnusualUserInterface. Contrast DeceptivelyHumanRobots, for when the apparent humanity is only skin deep. Also contrast MechanicalMonster, where it is completely inhuman in both psychology and appearance. The inverse on nearly every level of CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul. Contrast ForgotHeWasARobot and StarfishRobots.


* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Ash's Pokédex starts out with [[DeadpanSnarker a very]] [[SourSupporter special]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold personality]], which only seems to grow more and more human as the story progresses.

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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Ash's Pokédex starts out with [[DeadpanSnarker a a]] [[InsufferableGenius very]] [[SourSupporter special]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold personality]], which only seems to grow more and more human as the story progresses.



* A certain philosophical [[http://www.asimovlaws.com/articles/archives/2004/07/why_we_need_fri_1.html current]] on The Singularity states that any AI, potentially capable of self-improvement, that wasn't also ridiculously human (or even better, super-humane) in terms of morality and empathy would be a lot more dangerous than the whole stock of nuclear weapons on planet Earth. It makes sense... it's the difference between [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} SkyNet]] and the [[Literature/TheCulture Minds]].

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* A certain philosophical [[http://www.asimovlaws.com/articles/archives/2004/07/why_we_need_fri_1.html current]] on The Singularity TheSingularity states that any AI, potentially capable of self-improvement, that wasn't also ridiculously human (or even better, super-humane) in terms of morality and empathy would be a lot more dangerous than the whole stock of nuclear weapons on planet Earth. It makes sense... it's the difference between [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} SkyNet]] and the [[Literature/TheCulture Minds]].

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Starfinder}}'', having the same setting but in the far future, has androids that are much the same and even have attained [[AndroidsArePeopleToo civil rights]]. However, these ones are effectively immortal unless and until they choose to release their soul and allow a new one into their body (essentially, reproducing).


* The bots of SteamPoweredGiraffe have distinct personalities, and are shaped and sound very much like humans. The latter point is justified, since the "bots" are played by humans in heavy makeup.

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* The bots of SteamPoweredGiraffe Music/SteamPoweredGiraffe have distinct personalities, and are shaped and sound very much like humans. The latter point is justified, since the "bots" are played by humans in heavy makeup.


* In '''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines''', Ash's Pokédex starts out with [[DeadpanSnarker a very]] [[SourSupporter special]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold personality]], which only seems to grow more and more human as the story progresses.

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* In '''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines''', ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Ash's Pokédex starts out with [[DeadpanSnarker a very]] [[SourSupporter special]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold personality]], which only seems to grow more and more human as the story progresses.



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* In '''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines''', Ash's Pokédex starts out with [[DeadpanSnarker a very]] [[SourSupporter special]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold personality]], which only seems to grow more and more human as the story progresses.

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* In the KPop girl group project LOONA, the video for the first subunit's song Love & Live implies that the new member Vivi is a hyper-realistic humanoid robot. We see her charging herself when nobody's looking, throwing basketballs with computed accuracy, brushing aside her hair to reveal a digital timer, and faltering at the end of the video when the timer runs out. In one of the last shots, her eye starts to glow.


->''"Being a robot's great, but we don't have emotions, [[TinMan and sometimes that makes me very sad]]."''

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->''"Being a robot's great, but we don't have emotions, [[TinMan and sometimes that makes me very sad]].sad."''


* In the video for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]," singer Zoltar, a SadClown fortunetelling automaton with peeling paint stuck in a glass case, is nonetheless very human in appearance (as played by vocalist Marko Saaresto) and psychology. He's obviously depressed and LoveHungry in the extreme, hoping to escape the [[CircusOfFear Carnival]], and his ObsessionSong is a desperate bid for the love of his customer, that he might be free. He [[HostileAnimatronics beats the walls]] of his case and sheds a SingleTear when his attempt fails.

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* In the video for Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://youtu.[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival "Carnival of Rust]]," Rust,"]] singer Zoltar, a SadClown fortunetelling automaton with peeling paint stuck in a glass case, is nonetheless very human in appearance (as played by vocalist Marko Saaresto) and psychology. He's obviously depressed and LoveHungry in the extreme, hoping to escape the [[CircusOfFear Carnival]], and his ObsessionSong is a desperate bid for the love of his customer, that he might be free. He [[HostileAnimatronics beats the walls]] of his case and sheds a SingleTear when his attempt fails.


* Warforged in TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons's TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} setting apply, though they're half-robot-half-golem... thingies. They were originally created to be warriors, and unexpectedly developed the capacity for emotion and self-awareness.

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* Warforged in TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons's TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} setting apply, though they're half-robot-half-golem... thingies. They were originally created to be warriors, and unexpectedly developed the capacity for emotion and self-awareness. Some later material implied their supposed creators at least partly reverse-engineered them from relics found in Xen'drik, which given the history of that continent would allow several possibilities for why a constructed race capable of emotion and self-awareness would be desired.


->''"Being a robot's great, but we don't have emotions and sometimes that makes me very sad."''

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->''"Being a robot's great, but we don't have emotions emotions, [[TinMan and sometimes that makes me very sad.sad]]."''


* Janelle Monae's Metropolis is based around an android named Cindi Mayweather who falls in love with a human.

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* Janelle Monae's Music/JanelleMonae's Metropolis is based around an android named Cindi Mayweather who falls in love with a human.

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