Okay, with all of this I, Robot business up in the air, I want to clear up one thing:
“Cyborgs” are not “robots.”
One quick hop to dictionary.com and you get these two definitions.
A cyborg is defined as “A human who has certain physiological processes aided or controlled by mechanical or electronic devices.”
Thus, a person with a prosthesis, or a person who uses a wheelchair, is a cyborg. They are human beings that use mechanical devices in lieu of their missing or non functioning limbs.
A robot is defined as “A mechanical device that sometimes resembles a human and is capable of performing a variety of often complex human tasks on command or by being programmed in advance.”
Thus, roomba is a robot, albeit not one that resembles a human. The animatronic “actors” in many of Disney’s theme park attractions are robots.
Interns. . . eh.
I’ve read a review of this movie that used the terms interchangeably, when clearly, clearly, they are robots. Not human bodies encased in steel.
Robots. From the Czech “robota,” which means slave labor. Mechanical devices with no humans in them.
Okay, I’m done.