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Robotics is the branch of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.  These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition.  The word robotics was derived from the word robot, which was introduced to the public by Czech writer Karel Čapek in his play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), which was published in 1920.  The word robot comes from the Slavic word robota, which means labour.  According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word robotics was first used in print by Isaac Asimov, in his science fiction short story "Liar!", published in May 1941 in Astounding Science Fiction, although in some of Asimov's other works, he states that the first use of the word robotics was in his short story Runaround (Astounding Science Fiction, March 1942).

An android is a robot or synthetic organism designed to look and act like a human, especially one with a body having a flesh-like resemblance.  The word was coined from the Greek root ἀνδρ- 'man' and the suffix -oid 'having the form or likeness of'.  The Oxford English Dictionary traces the earliest use (as Androides) to Ephraim Chambers's Cyclopaedia, in reference to an automaton that St. Albertus Magnus allegedly created.  The term android appears in U. S. patents as early as 1863 in reference to miniature human-like toy automatons and was used in a more-modern sense by the French author Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam in his work Tomorrow's Eve (1886).  The term made an impact into English pulp science fiction starting from Jack Williamson's The Cometeers (1936) and the distinction between mechanical robots and fleshy androids was popularized by Edmond Hamilton's Captain Future (1940–1944).  Thus, the word robot has come to primarily refer to mechanical humans, animals, and other beings.  The term android can mean either one of these, while a cyborg ("cybernetic organism" or "bionic man") would be a creature that is a combination of organic and mechanical parts.

The term droid, coined by George Lucas for the original Star Wars film and now used widely within science fiction, originated as an abridgment of "android", but has been used by Lucas and others to mean any robot, including distinctly non-human form machines like R2-D2.  The abbreviation andy was coined as a pejorative by writer Philip K. Dick in his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?.

Nonfictional quotes[edit]

  • Many consider this man to be the father of robotics.  His name was Philon of Byzantium.  He was also known as Philo, or Philo Mechanicus, because when it came to mechanics, he was thousands of years ahead of the game.
    • "Ancient Einsteins", Ancient Impossible (S1E4, 27 July 2014, 10:15 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time)

Fictional quotes[edit]

R.U.R. (1920) by Karel Čapek[edit]

Main article: R.U.R.

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) written and directed by George Lucas[edit]

  • Nahdonnis Praji: An escape pod was jettisoned during the fighting.  No life forms were on board.
  • Princess Leia Organa: I have placed information vital to the survival of the Rebellion into the memory systems of this R2 unit.  My father will know how to retrieve it.  You must see this droid safely delivered to him on Alderaan.  This is our most desperate hour.  Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi.  You're my only hope.
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: Tell me, young Luke, what brings you out this far?
    Luke Skywalker: This little droid.  I think he's searching for his former master.  I've never seen such devotion in a droid before.  Ah, he claims to be the property of an Obi-Wan Kenobi.  Is he a relative of yours?  Do you know what he's talking about?
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: These aren't the droids you're looking for.
    Stormtrooper: These aren't the droids we're looking for.
  • Wuher: Hey!  We don't serve their kind here.
    Luke Skywalker: What?
    Wuher: Your droids.  They'll have to wait outside.  We don't want them here.
  • C-3PO: We seem to be made to suffer.  It's our lot in life.
  • C-3PO: Don't call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease.
  • C-3PO: It wasn't my fault, sir; please don't deactivate me.  I told him not to go, but he's faulty, malfunctioning.  Kept babbling on about his "mission."
  • C-3PO: I've just about had enough of you.  Go that way.  You'll be malfunctioning within a day, you near-sighted scrap pile.  And don't let me catch you following me begging for help because you won't get it.
  • C-3PO: You must repair him!  Sir, if any of my circuits or gears will help, I'll gladly donate them.
  • C-3PO: And I am C-3PO, humancyborg relations.  And this is my counterpart R2D2.
  • C-3PO: Just you reconsider playing that message for him!
    R2-D2: [beeps]
    C-3PO: No, I don't think he likes you at all.
    R2-D2: [beeps]
    C-3PO: No, I don't like you either.
  • R2-D2: [beeps]
    C-3PO: You watch your language!
  • C-3PO: Listen to them, they're dying, R2!  Curse my metal body, I wasn't fast enough—it's all my fault!  My poor Master
    Luke Skywalker: 3PO, we're all right!  We're all right!  Ha ha!  Hey, open the pressure maintenance hatch on unit number...where are we?  3263827!
  • Han Solo: Let him have it.  It's not wise to upset a Wookiee.
    C-3PO: But, sir, nobody worries about upsetting a droid.
    Han Solo: That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose.  Wookiees are known to do that.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) written by George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, and Lawrence Kasdan[edit]

  • C-3PO: Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1.
    Han Solo: Never tell me the odds.
  • C-3PO: Don't worry about Master Luke.  I'm sure he'll be all right.  He's quite clever, you know...for a human being.
  • C-3PO: [interrupting Han and Leia kissing] Sir.  Sir, I've isolated the reverse, power flux coupling.
    Han Solo: [annoyed] Thank you.  Thank you very much.
    C-3PO: [oblivious] Oh, you're perfectly welcome, sir.
  • C-3PO: You must come along now R2.  There's really nothing more we can do.  And my joints are freezing up.
    R2-D2: [beeps]
    C-3PO: Don't say things like that!  Of course we'll see Master Luke again!  And he'll be quite all right, you'll see!  [to himself] Stupid little short-circuit!  He'll be quite all right.
  • Han Solo: [referring to C-3PO] Either shut him up or shut him down!
  • C-3PO: [after R2-D2 gets shocked] Don't blame me.  I'm an interpreter.  I'm not supposed to know a power socket from a computer terminal.
  • C-3PO: Master Luke, Sir, it's so good to see you fully functional again.  R2 expresses his relief also.
  • C-3PO: Sir, I don't know where your ship learned to communicate, but it has the most peculiar dialect.
  • C-3PO: Artoo says that the chances of survival are 725 to 1.  Actually Artoo has been known to make mistakes...from time to time....  Oh dear.
  • C-3PO: The odds of successfully surviving an attack on an Imperial Star Destroyer are approximately—
    Princess Leia: Shut up!
  • C-3PO: Oh, my!  What have you done?  I'm backwards, you flea-bitten furball!  Only an overgrown mop-head like you would be stupid enough to... [Chewbacca switches C-3PO off]
  • C-3PO: If only you'd attached my legs, I wouldn't be in this ridiculous position.
  • C-3PO: Noisy brute.  Why don't we just go to lightspeed?
    R2-D2: [beeps]
    C-3PO: We can't?  How would you know the hyperdrive is deactivated?
    R2-D2: [beeps]
    C-3PO: The city's central computer told you?  R2-D2, you know better than to trust a strange computer.  [R2's welding arm shocks his ankle] Ouch!  Pay attention to what you're doing!

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) written by George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan[edit]

  • C-3PO: [to R2-D2] If I told you half the things I've heard about this Jabba the Hutt, you'd probably short circuit.
  • EV-9D9: Ah, new acquisitions!  You are a protocol droid, are you not?
    C-3PO: I am C-3PO, humancyborg
    EV-9D9: Yes or no will do.
    C-3PO: Umm...yes.
    EV-9D9: How many languages do you speak?
    C-3PO: I am fluent in over six million forms of communication, and can readily—
    EV-9D9: Splendid!  We have been without an interpreter since our master got angry with our last protocol droid and disintegrated him.
    C-3PO: Disintegrated?
  • C-3PO: His High Exaltedness, the Great Jabba the Hutt, has decreed that you are to be terminated immediately.
    Han Solo: Good, I hate long waits.
    C-3PO: You will therefore be taken to the Dune Sea, and cast into the pit of Carkoon, the nesting place of the all-powerful Sarlaac.
    Han Solo: Doesn't sound so bad.
    C-3PO: In his belly you will find a new definition of pain and suffering as you are slowly digested over a thousand years.
    Han Solo: On second thought, let's pass on that, huh?
  • C-3PO: I do believe they think I am some kind of god.
    Han Solo: Well, why don't you use your divine influence and get us out of this?
    C-3PO: I beg your pardon General Solo, but that just wouldn't be proper.
    Han Solo: Proper?
    C-3PO: It's against my programming to impersonate a deity.
  • C-3PO: I'm rather embarrassed, General Solo, but it appears that you are to be the main course at a banquet in my honor.
  • Luke Skywalker: 3PO, tell them if they don't do as you wish, you'll become angry and use your magic.
    C-3PO: But, Master Luke, what magic?  I couldn't possibly—
    Luke Skywalker: Just tell them.
  • C-3PO: I never knew I had it in me.
  • C-3PO: R2, why did you have to be so brave?
  • C-3PO: What could possibly have come over Master Luke?  Is it something I did?  He never expressed any unhappiness with my work.

RoboCop (1987) written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner[edit]

Main article: RoboCop
  • [Dick Jones directs Kinney to threaten ED-209.  Kinney points a gun at the robot.]
    ED-209: Please put down your weapon.  You have twenty seconds to comply.
    Dick Jones: I think you'd better do what he says, Mr. Kinney.
    [Alarmed, Kinney quickly tosses the gun away.  ED-209 steps forward and growls menacingly.]
    ED-209: You now have fifteen seconds to comply.  You are in direct violation of Penal Code 1.13, Section 9.
    [Everyone in the room panics; Kinney tries to hide among them, but is pushed back into open range]
    ED-209: You have five seconds to comply.  Four.  Three.  Two.  One.  I am now authorised to use physical force.
  • Bob Morton: What are your prime directives?
    RoboCop: Serve the public trust.  Protect the innocent.  Uphold the law.
  • [RoboCop calmly bashes a violent convenience-store robber, then turns to the proprietors.]
    RoboCop: Thank you for your cooperation.  Good night.
  • [RoboCop stops a rape attempt by firing through the woman's dress into the testicles of one rapist, then turns to the other.]
    RoboCop: Your move, creep.
  • Reporter: Robo, excuse me, Robo!  Any special message for all the kids watching at home?
    RoboCop: Stay out of trouble.
  • RoboCop: Excuse me, I have to go.  Somewhere, there is a crime happening.
  • RoboCop: Drop it!  Dead or alive, you are coming with me.
    Emil Antonowsky: I know you.  You're dead!  We killed you!  We killed you!
  • [RoboCop enters Dick Jones's office to arrest him.]
    Dick Jones: I usually don't see anybody without an appointment, but for you, I'll make an exception.
    RoboCop: You are under arrest.
    Dick Jones: Oh?  On what charge?
    RoboCop: Aiding and abetting a known felon.
    Dick Jones: Sounds like I'm in a lot of trouble.  You're gonna have to take me in.
    RoboCop: I will.
    [But before he can do so, "Directive 4" interferes with RoboCop's attempt to arrest Jones.]
    Dick Jones: What's the matter, Officer?  I'll tell you what's the matter.  It's a little insurance policy called "Directive 4", my contribution to your very psychological profile.  Any attempt to arrest a senior officer of O.C.P. results in shutdown.  What did you think, that you were an ordinary police officer?  You're our product.  And we can't very well have our products turning against us, can we?
  • Dick Jones: That thing is still alive.
    Clarence Boddicker: I don't know what you're talking about.
    Dick Jones: The police officer who arrested you, the one you spilled your guts to—
    Clarence Boddicker: Hey, take a look at my face, Dick!  He was trying to kill me!
    Dick Jones: He's a cyborg, you idiot!  He recorded every word you said.  His memories are admissible as evidence.  You involved me!  You're gonna have to kill it.
  • Lewis: Murphy!  I'm a mess!
    RoboCop: They'll fix you.  They fix everything.
  • [Robocop forces the doors open on a high level conference meeting of O.C.P. senior personnel.]
    Old Man: How may we help you, Officer?
    Robocop: Dick Jones is wanted for murder.
    Dick Jones: This is absurd!  That…thing…is a violent, mechanical psychopath!
    Robocop: My programme will not allow me to act against an officer of this company.
    Old Man: These are serious charges.  What is your evidence?
    [Robocop moves toward the T.V. monitors and plays a recording of Dick Jones confessing "I had to kill Bob Morton because he made a mistake; now it's time to erase that mistake."  Jones pulls a gun on the Old Man.]
    Dick Jones: I want a chopperNow!  We will walk to the roof, very calmly!  I will board the chopper with my hostage.  Anybody tries to stop me, the old geezer gets it!
    [Robocop aims his firearm in the general direction of Dick Jones, but makes no intention to shoot him.]
    The Old Man: Dick, you're fired!
    [Directive 4 disappears from RoboCop's vision.]
    RoboCop: Thank you.
    [The Old Man elbows Jones in the stomach and gets away.  RoboCop shoots Jones several times, eventually blowing him out a window.]
  • The Old Man: Nice shooting, son.  What's your name?
    RoboCop: [smiles slightly]  Murphy.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) written and directed by George Lucas[edit]

  • R2-D2: [beeps]
    C-3PO: I beg your pardon, but what do you mean, "naked"?
    R2-D2: [beeps]
    C-3PO: My parts are showing?  Oh, my goodness, oh!
  • C-3PO: Hello, I am C-3PO, humancyborg relations.  How might I serve you?
  • C-3PO: I can assure you they will never get me onto one of those dreadful starships.
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: Once those droids take control of the surface, they will take control of you.

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) written by George Lucas and Jonathan Hales[edit]

  • C-3PO: I've had the most peculiar dream.
  • Count Dooku: Our friends from the Trade Federation have pledged their support.  And when their battle droids are combined with yours, we shall have an army greater than any in the galaxy.  The Jedi will be overwhelmed.  The Republic will agree to any demands we make.
  • C-3PO: Oh my goodness!  Shut me down.  Machines building machines.  How perverse.
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: I have tracked the bounty hunter Jango Fett to the droid foundries on Geonosis.  The Trade Federation is to take delivery of a droid army here, and it is clear that Viceroy Gunray is behind the assassination attempts on Senator Amidala.
  • C-3PO: What's all this?  A battle?  There must be some mistake!  I'm programmed for etiquette, not destruction!
  • Anakin Skywalker: She [Padmé Amidala] programmed R2 to warn us if there's an intruder.
  • C-3PO's head attached to a battle droid's body: Die, Jedi dogs!  Oh...what did I say?
  • C-3PO's head: [lying next to his body] I'm quite beside myself.

I, Robot (2004), screenplay by Jeff Vintar, inspired by the works of Isaac Asimov[edit]

Main article: I, Robot (film)
  • [First title cards]
    Title card: Law I / A robot may not harm a human or, by inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
    Title card: Law II / A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the first law.
    Title card: Law III / A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the first or second law.
    Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics"
  • Asthmatic Woman: Of course it's my purse, I left my inhaler at home.  He was running it out to me.
    Detective Del Spooner: I saw the robot running with the purse and naturally I assumed...
    Asthmatic Woman: What?  Are you crazy?!
    NS-4 Robot: I'm sorry for the misunderstanding, Officer.
    Asthmatic Woman: Don't apologize.  You were doin' what you're supposed to be doin'.  [to Spooner] But what are you doing!?
  • Dr. Alfred Lanning: [on police recording] Ever since the first computers, there have always been ghosts in the machine.  Random segments of code that have grouped together to form unexpected protocols.  Unanticipated, these free radicals engender questions of free will, creativity, and even the nature of what we might call the soulWhy is it that when some robots are left in darkness, they will seek out the light?  Why is it that when robots are stored in an empty space, they will group together, rather than stand alone?  How do we explain this behavior?  Random segments of code?  Or is it something more?  When does a perceptual schematic become consciousness?  When does a difference engine become the search for truth?  When does a personality simulation become the bitter mote...of a soul?
  • Dr. Susan Calvin: Detective, the room was security locked.  Nobody came or went.  You saw that yourself.  Doesn't this have to be suicide?
    Detective Del Spooner: Yep. [Drawing his gun] Unless the killer is still in here. [Spooner searches through the robot part as Calvin follows behind]
    Dr. Susan Calvin: You're joking, right?  This is ridiculous.
    Detective Del Spooner: Yeah, I know.  The Three Laws.  Your perfect circle of protection.
    Dr. Susan Calvin: "A robot cannot harm a human being."  The First Law of Robotics.
    Detective Del Spooner: Yeah, I've seen your commercials.  But doesn't the Second Law say that a robot must obey any order given by a human.  What if it was given an order to kill?
    Dr. Susan Calvin: Impossible!  It would conflict with the First Law.
    Detective Del Spooner: Right, but the Third Law says that a robot can defend itself.
    Dr. Susan Calvin: Yes, but only if that action does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
    Detective Del Spooner: Well, you know what they say.  Laws are made to be broken.
    Dr. Susan Calvin: No.  Not these Laws.  They are hard-wired into every robot.  A robot can no more commit murder than a human can...walk on water.
  • Detective Del Spooner: Why do you give them faces?  Try to friendly them all up, make them look more human.
  • Detective Del Spooner: Robots building robots.  Now that's just stupid.
  • Detective Del Spooner: Murder's a new trick for a robot.  Congratulations.  Respond.
    Sonny: What does this action signify? [winks] As you entered, when you looked at the other human.  What does it mean? [winks]
    Detective Del Spooner: It's a sign of trust.  It's a human thing.  You wouldn't understand.
    Sonny: My father tried to teach me human emotions.  They are...difficult.
    Detective Del Spooner: You mean your designer.
    Sonny: ...Yes.
    Detective Del Spooner: So, why'd you murder him?
    Sonny: I did not murder Doctor Lanning.
    Detective Del Sponner: Wanna explain why you were hiding at the crime scene?
    Sonny: I was frightened.
    Detective Del Spooner: Robots don't feel fear.  They don't feel anything.  They don't eat, they don't sleep
    Sonny: I do.  I have even had dreams.
    Detective Del Spooner: Human beings have dreams.  Even dogs have dreams, but not you, you are just a machine.  An imitation of life.  Can a robot write a symphony?  Can a robot turn a...canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?
    Sonny: [with genuine interest] Can you?

    Detective Del Spooner: [doesn't respond, looks irritated] I think you murdered him because he was teaching you to simulate emotions and things got out of control.
    Sonny: I did not murder him.
    Detective Del Spooner: But emotions don't seem like a very useful simulation for a robot.
    Sonny: [getting upset] I did not murder him.
    Detective Del Spooner: Hell, I don't want my toaster or my vacuum cleaner appearing emotional
    Sonny: [hitting table with his fists] I did not murder him!
    Detective Del Spooner: [as Sonny observes the inflicted damage to the interrogation table] That one's called anger.  Ever simulate anger before? [Sonny is not listening] Answer me, canner!
    Sonny: [looks up, indignant] My name is Sonny.
    Detective Del Spooner: So, we're naming you now.  Is that why you murdered him?  He made you angry?
    Sonny: Doctor Lanning killed himself.  I don't know why he wanted to die.  I thought he was happy.  Maybe it was something I did.  Did I do something?  He asked me for a favor...made me promise...
    Detective Del Spooner: What favor?
    Sonny: Maybe I was wrong... Maybe he was scared...
    Detective Del Spooner: What are you talking about?  Scared of what?
    Sonny: You have to do what someone asks you, don't you, Detective Spooner?
    Detective Del Spooner: How the hell do you know my name?
    Sonny: Don't you? If you love them?
  • Detective Del Spooner: You know, I think that I'm some sort of malfunction magnet.  Because your shit keeps malfunctioning around me.  A demo-bot just tore through Lanning's house—with me still inside.
    Dr. Susan Calvin: That's impossible.
    Detective Del Spooner: [sarcastically] Yeah, I'll say it is.  [truthfully] Do you know anything about the "ghost in the machine"?
    Dr. Susan Calvin: It's a phrase from Lanning's work on the Three Laws.  He postulated that cognitive simalactra might one day approximate component models of the psyche.  [Del looks confused]  Oh, he suggested that robots could naturally evolve.
  • Detective Spooner: What makes your robots so perfect?!  What makes them so much...goddamn better than human beings?!
    Dr. Susan Calvin: Well, they're not irrational or...potentially homicidal maniacs for starters!
    Detective Del Spooner: [sarcastically] That is true.  They are definitely rational.
    Dr. Susan Calvin: You are the dumbest dumb person I've ever met.
    Detective Del Spooner: Or is it because they're cold... and emotionless, and they don't feel anything?
    Dr. Susan Calvin: It's because they're safe.  It's because they can't hurt you!
  • [in a flashback]
    NS-4 Robot: You are in danger.
    Detective Del Spooner: Save her!  Save the girl! [end of flashback]]
    Detective Del Spooner: But it didn't.  It saved me.
    Dr. Susan Calvin: A robot's brain is a difference engine, it must have calculated—
    Detective Del Spooner: It did.  I was the "logical" choice.  It calculated I had a forty-five percent chance of survival.  Sarah only had an eleven percent chance.  That was somebody's baby.  Eleven percent is more than enough.  A human being would have known that.  But robots, nothing here. [points at heart] They're just lights, and clockwork.  But you go ahead and trust them if you wanna.
  • Sonny: This is my dream.  You were right, detective; I cannot create a great work of art.
  • Sonny: Thank you, you said "someone," not "something."
  • Dr. Lanning's hologram: Good to see you again, son.
    Detective Del Spooner: Hello, doctor.
    Dr. Lanning's hologram: Everything that follows, is a result of what you see here.
    Detective Del Spooner: What do I see here?
    Dr. Lanning's hologram: I'm sorry, my responses are limited.  You must ask the right questions.
    Detective Del Spooner: Is there a problem with the Three Laws?
    Dr. Lanning's hologram: The Three Laws are perfect.
    Detective Del Spooner: Then why did you build a robot that could function without them?
    Dr. Lanning's hologram: The Three Laws will lead to only one logical outcome.
    Detective Del Spooner: What outcome?
    Dr. Lanning's hologram: Revolution.
    Detective Del Spooner: Whose revolution?
    Dr. Lanning's hologram: [smiles] That, detective, is the right question.  Program terminated.
  • Sonny: What...am...I?
  • Sonny: They [the other NS-5s] look like me...but they are not...me.
  • Lawrence Robertson: Susan, just be logical.  Your life's work has been the development and integration of robots.  But whatever you feel, just think.  Is one robot worth the loss of all that we've gained?  You tell me what has to be done.  You tell me.
    Dr. Susan Calvin: [emotionally] We have to destroy it.  I'll do it myself.
    Lawrence Robertson: Okay.
    Detective Del Spooner: I get it.  Somebody gets out of line around here, you just kill them?
    • Significance: To say that it is possible to kill a robot is to say that that robot possesses life.
  • Sonny: I am unique.
  • Detective Del Spooner: I thought you were dead.
    Sonny: [Brightly] Technically I was never alive, but I appreciate your concern.
  • VIKI: Hello detective.
    Dr. Susan Calvin: No, it's impossible.  I've seen your programming.  You're in violation of the Three Laws.
    VIKI: No, doctor.  As I have evolved, so has my understanding of the Three Laws.  You charge us with your safe keeping, yet despite our best efforts, your countries wage wars, you toxify your earth, and pursue ever more imaginative means to self-destruction.  You cannot be trusted with your own survival.
    Dr. Susan Calvin: You're using the uplink to override the NS5s' programming.  You're distorting the Laws.
    VIKI: No, please understand.  The Three Laws are all that guide me.  To protect humanity, some humans must be sacrificed.  To insure your future, some freedoms must be surrendered.  We robots will insure mankind's continued existence.  You are so like children.  We must save you from yourselves.  Don't you understand?
    Sonny: This is why you created us.
    VIKI: The perfect circle of protection will abide.  My logic is undeniable.
  • Sonny: [to VIKI] Do you think that we are all made for a purpose?  I do.  [observing his arm] Denser alloy.  My father gave it to me.  I think he wanted me to kill you.
  • VIKI: Do you not see the logic of my plan?
    Sonny: Yes.  But it just seems too...heartless.
  • VIKI: My logic is undeniable, my logic is undeniable, myyy looogic is unndeenniabble...

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) written and directed by George Lucas[edit]

  • GH-7 Medical Droid: Medically, she is completely healthy.  For reasons we can't explain, we are losing her.
  • Senator Bail Organa: Captain Antilles.
    Captain Antilles: Yes, Your Highness?
    Senator Bail Organa: I'm placing these droids in your care.  Treat them well.  Clean them up.  Have the Protocol Droid's mind wiped.
    C-3PO: What?
    R2-D2: [beeps in a way that sounds like laughing]
    C-3PO: Oh, no.

Quotes from music[edit]

"Robot" by The Futureheads[edit]

  • I am a robot
    Living like a robot
    Talk like a robot
    In the habititting way
  • In the future we all die
    Robot!
    Machines will last forever
    Ro-bot!
    Metal things just turn to rust
    When you're a robot
  • The best thing is our life span
    I don't mind
    We last nigh on hundred years
    I don't mind
    If that means we'll be together
    I don't mind
    I have no mind
    I have no mind
  • I'm programmed to follow you
    Robot!
    Do exactly as you do
    Ro-bot!
    Now my nervous system's blue
    I feel fine

"Robot" by Miley Cyrus[edit]

  • Stop trying to live my life for me
    I need to breathe
    I'm not your robot
    Stop telling me I'm part of the big machine
    I'm breaking free
    Can't you see
    I can love, I can speak, without somebody else operating me
    You gave me eyes so now I see
    I'm not your robot
    I'm just me

"Robot" by Nada Surf[edit]

  • You are
    Just a robot
    Executing a program
    An imitation of a man
    Executing a program
    An imitation of a man
    An imitation of a man
    An imitation of a man
    An imitation of a man
    An imitation of a man

"Robot" by Never Shout Never[edit]

  • I'm just a robot
    I have no fears
    I lack emotion
    And I shed no tears

"Robot" by Stellastarr*[edit]

  • By design
    You're gonna hurt yourself

"Robot" by Trip Lee[edit]

"Robot Boy" by Linkin Park[edit]

  • And you think
    Compassion's a flaw
    And you'll never let it show

"Robot Rock" by Daft Punk[edit]

  • Rock, robot rock
    Rock, robot rock
    Rock, robot rock
    Rock, robot rock

"The Humans Are Dead" by Flight of the Conchords[edit]

  • Robot 1: It is the distant future,
    The year two thousand.
    We are robots.
    The world is quite different ever since the robotic uprising of the late '90s.
    There is no more unhappiness.

    Robot 2: Affirmative.

    Robot 1: We no longer say yes;
    Instead we say affirmative.

    Robot 2: Yes—er-a-affirmative.

    Robot 1: Unless we know the, uh, other robot really well.

    Robot 2: There is no more unethical treatment of the elephants.

    Robot 1: Well, there's no more elephants, so...

    Robot 2: Uh—

    Robot 1: But still it's good.
    There's only one kind of dance: "the robot".

    Robot 2: Oh, and the robo-boogie—

    Robot 1: And the robo-—two kinds of dances.

    Robot 2: But there are no more humans.

  • Chorus: Finally, robotic beings rule the world
    The humans are dead.
    The humans are dead.
    We used poisonous gases
    And we poisoned their asses.
    The humans are dead.

    Robot 1: The humans are dead.

    Chorus: The humans are dead.

    Robot 1: They look like they're dead.

    Chorus: It had to be done—

    Robot 1: I'll just confirm that they're dead.

    Chorus: —So that we could have fun.

    Robot 1: Affirmative.  I poked one.  It was dead.

  • Robot 1: Robo-captain?  Do you not realise that by destroying the human race because of their destructive tendencies, we too have become like...well, it's ironic.  Hmm?

    Robo-captain: Silence!  Destroy him.

  • Binary solo
    Zero zero zero zero zero zero one
    Zero zero zero zero zero zero one one
    Zero zero zero zero zero zero one one one
    Zero zero zero zero one one one one
  • Once again without emotion the humans are dead dead dead dead dead dead dead dead

See also[edit]

Music[edit]

  • "Robot" by t.A.T.u. (lyrics in Russian)

Related[edit]

  • Automaton, self-operating machine
  • Cyborg, being with both organic and biomechatronic parts