They fought in two multi-part episodes of the series: "Kill Oscar" and "Fembots in Las Vegas", and despite the feminine prefix, there were also male versions, including some designed to impersonate particular individuals for the purpose of infiltration.
..great majority of robots were either machine-like, male-like or child-like for the reasons that not only are virtually all roboticists male, but also that fembots posed greater technical difficulties.
Not only did the servo motor and platform have to be ‘interiorized’ (naizosuru), but the body [of the fembot] needed to be slender, both extremely difficult undertakings.
Our computer chatbot Do-Much More won the 2009 Loebner Prize competition, widely regarded as the World Championship for conversational software.
The competition took place in Brighton, England, during the Inter Speech 2009 conference on speech technology.
This research has been used to elucidate gender cues, clarifying which behaviors and aesthetics elicit a stronger gender-induced response.
“Sweetheart”, shown with its creator, Clayton Bailey; the busty female robot (also a functional coffee maker) that created a controversy when it was displayed at the Lawrence Hall of Science at University of California, Berkeley Female robots as sexual devices have also appeared, with early constructions being crude.The film's sequels had cameo appearances of characters revealed as fembots.Jack Halberstam writes that these gynoids inform the viewer that femaleness does not indicate naturalness, and their exaggerated femininity and sexuality is used in a similar way to the title character's exaggerated masculinity, lampooning stereotypes.Gynoids appear widely in science fiction film and art.As more realistic humanoid robot design is technologically possible, they are also emerging in real-life robot design. Robotess is the oldest female-specific term, originating in 1921 from the same source as the term robot.The term fembot was also used in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (referring to a robot duplicate of the title character, a.k.a. The 1987 science-fiction cult film Cherry 2000 also portrayed a gynoid character which was described by the male protagonist as his "perfect partner".