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* In episode 30 of ''Animation/HappyHeroes'', Doctor H. invents a robot called Little Cutie whose only function is to clean up trash by compressing it into a cube. This turns out to be a bad thing for Doctor H. and the Supermen when the former programs it to only compact objects into cubes if anybody calls them "useless".
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{WALLE}}'', most robots have a specific function. Wall-E himself is designed to process trash, despite having an AI capable of falling in love.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{WALLE}}'', ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', most robots have a specific function. Wall-E himself is designed to process trash, despite having an AI capable of falling in love.


* In ''WesternAnimation/WALLE'', most robots have a specific function. Wall-E himself is designed to process trash, despite having an AI capable of falling in love.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/WALLE'', ''WesternAnimation/{{WALLE}}'', most robots have a specific function. Wall-E himself is designed to process trash, despite having an AI capable of falling in love.


* In ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', most robots have a specific function. Wall-E himself is designed to process trash, despite having an AI capable of falling in love.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', ''WesternAnimation/WALLE'', most robots have a specific function. Wall-E himself is designed to process trash, despite having an AI capable of falling in love.


'''Rick:''' You pass butter. [''Butter-Robot looks at its hands'']\\
'''Butter-Robot:''' Oh my god.\\

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'''Rick:''' You pass butter. [''Butter-Robot looks at its hands'']\\\n\\
'''Butter-Robot:''' [''Looks at its hands''] Oh my god.\\

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* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'': Mechano the Cat of Tomorrow, aka the "Push Button Kitty," was all about catching a mouse ("no feedin', no fussin', and no fur"). Its arsenal, however, would have been worthy of a {{hammerspace}}d DoAnythingRobot (mini-mallet and broom, slingshot, tennis racquet, [[AnAxeToGrind ax]], cigarette lighter, catcher's mitt, kitchen knives, circular buzzsaw, train whistle, dynamite).


* ''Colobot'' has various types of robots who, aside from being able to freely move around, are designed for a very specific type of task and can ''only'' perform that one type of task. This includes:

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* ''Colobot'' ''VideoGame/{{Colobot}}'' has various types of robots who, aside from being able to freely move around, are designed for a very specific type of task and can ''only'' perform that one type of task. This includes:

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->'''Butter-Robot:''' What is my purpose?\\
'''Rick:''' You pass butter. [''Butter-Robot looks at its hands'']\\
'''Butter-Robot:''' Oh my god.\\
'''Rick:''' Yeah, welcome to the club, pal.
-->-- "[[Recap/RickAndMortyS1E9SomethingRickedThisWayComes Something Ricked This Way Comes]]", ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''



* ''Literature/RedDwarf'' has "The Talkie Toaster", which can do anything you want, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRq_SAuQDec so long as all you want is toasted bread products]].


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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' has "The Talkie Toaster", which can do anything you want, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRq_SAuQDec so long as all you want is toasted bread products]].
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** Bender "Bending" Rodriguez was designed and built specifically for bending metals. In theory he's supposed to be a bending-unit that is only capable of bending girders--it was even claimed even ''that'' was restricted to only angles from 30 to 32 degree. [[SuperpoweredRobotMeterMaids In practice]], he's a DoAnythingRobot. It's occasionally brought up that he is supposed to be just for bending stuff, but only when RuleOfFunny requires it.

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** Bender "Bending" Rodriguez was designed and built specifically for bending metals. In theory he's supposed to be a bending-unit that is only capable of bending girders--it was even once claimed he was even ''that'' was ''further'' restricted to only angles from 30 to 32 degree. [[SuperpoweredRobotMeterMaids In practice]], he's a DoAnythingRobot. It's occasionally brought up that he is supposed to be just for bending stuff, but only when RuleOfFunny requires it.


* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' have various one-job robots seen on the series, mostly at a technology exposition. One episode was based around [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Jenny]] treating the robots running an amusement park as fully sapient and independent, while Tuck insisted they were [[JustAMachine just machines meant for single tasks]] (in this case running a carnival). Tuck was right, [[HilarityEnsues but that doesn't keep Jenny from "liberating" them]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' have various one-job robots seen on the series, mostly at a technology exposition. One episode was based around [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Jenny]] treating the robots running an amusement park as fully sapient and independent, while Tuck insisted they were [[JustAMachine just machines meant for single tasks]] (in this case running a carnival). Tuck was right, [[HilarityEnsues but that doesn't keep Jenny from "liberating" them]].them [[HilarityEnsues into a world they have no ability to function in]].


** Bender "Bending" Rodriguez was designed and built specifically for bending metals. In theory he's supposed to be a bending-unit that is only capable of bending girders. In practice, not so much. It's occasionally brought up that he is supposed to be just for bending stuff, but only when RuleOfFunny requires it.

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** Bender "Bending" Rodriguez was designed and built specifically for bending metals. In theory he's supposed to be a bending-unit that is only capable of bending girders. girders--it was even claimed even ''that'' was restricted to only angles from 30 to 32 degree. [[SuperpoweredRobotMeterMaids In practice, not so much.practice]], he's a DoAnythingRobot. It's occasionally brought up that he is supposed to be just for bending stuff, but only when RuleOfFunny requires it.



** An extreme example: the world champion baseball batter is a robot that is simply a box with an arm holding the bat. When Fry and Leela complain it has an unfair advantage, Bender accuses them of prejudice.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' have various one-job robots seen on the series, mostly seen at a technology exposition.
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' features a robot whose sole purpose is to pass the butter to Rick when Rick is having breakfast.

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** An extreme example: the world champion baseball batter is a robot RobotAthlete that is simply a box with an arm holding the bat. When Fry and Leela complain it has an unfair advantage, Bender accuses them of prejudice.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' have various one-job robots seen on the series, mostly seen at a technology exposition.
exposition. One episode was based around [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Jenny]] treating the robots running an amusement park as fully sapient and independent, while Tuck insisted they were [[JustAMachine just machines meant for single tasks]] (in this case running a carnival). Tuck was right, [[HilarityEnsues but that doesn't keep Jenny from "liberating" them]].
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' features a robot whose sole purpose is to pass the butter to Rick when Rick is having breakfast. [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots It still has full self-awareness]], [[ComedicSociopathy and gets depressed at how lame its only purpose is]].


* In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' You can become one - since (after one inevitable machine rebellion) creating true A Is is considered a blasphemy, tasks that would be given to single-task robots are instead given to servitors - cyborg slaves lobotomised to keep them "single purpose" and focused on their tasks.

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* In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' You ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', you can become one - since one. Since (after one inevitable machine rebellion) creating true A Is [=AIs=] is considered a blasphemy, tasks that would be given to single-task robots are instead given to servitors - -- cyborg slaves lobotomised to keep them "single purpose" and focused on their tasks.



* ''VideoGame/{{Factorio}}'' available on Steam involves the player building robots to extract materials from an alien world with which to assemble a spaceship and stock it with sufficient provisions. Of course, each robot can only perform one task: digging, drilling, plowing, seeding, et cetera. Further robots must be built whose sole purpose is to convey one robot's output to another robot for further processing; this is likely to include an automated railroad for moving materials in bulk. All these mostly stationary robots, however, impinge on the planet's wildlife, causing them to revolt and stampede these robots to reclaim their territory. This necessitates constructing defense robots to impede the renegade critters.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Factorio}}'' available on Steam involves the player building robots to extract materials from an alien world with which to assemble a spaceship and stock it with sufficient provisions. Of course, each robot can only perform one task: digging, drilling, plowing, seeding, et cetera. Further robots must be built whose sole purpose is to convey one robot's output to another robot for further processing; this is likely to include an automated railroad for moving materials in bulk. All these mostly stationary robots, however, impinge on the planet's wildlife, causing them to revolt and stampede these robots to reclaim their territory. This necessitates constructing defense robots to impede the renegade critters.


* Before the microchip revolution, futurists thought that all of a home's automated devices would be controlled by a master computer. Now your stove has it's own computer, as does your coffee maker, your entertainment center, your phone, etc. It was Asimov who thought that it would be "easier" to build all-purpose humanoid robots that could do all the tasks then done manually, rather than giving everything it's own special purpose "brain". May never happen unless self-replicating general AI becomes possible.

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* Before the microchip revolution, futurists thought that all of a home's automated devices would be controlled by a master computer. Now your stove has it's its own computer, as does your coffee maker, your entertainment center, your phone, etc. It was Asimov who thought that it would be "easier" to build all-purpose humanoid robots that could do all the tasks then done manually, rather than giving everything it's own special purpose "brain". May never happen unless self-replicating general AI becomes possible.


** Bender "Bending" Rodriguez was designed and built specifically for bend metals. In theory he's supposed to be a bending-unit, that is only capable of bending girders. In practice, not so much. It's occasionally brought up that he is supposed to be just for bending stuff, but only when RuleOfFunny requires it.

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** Bender "Bending" Rodriguez was designed and built specifically for bend bending metals. In theory he's supposed to be a bending-unit, bending-unit that is only capable of bending girders. In practice, not so much. It's occasionally brought up that he is supposed to be just for bending stuff, but only when RuleOfFunny requires it.

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