a robot assigned a female identity; a robot having female or feminine characteristics
Often with reference to the Maschinenmensch, a robot based on Maria, in Fritz Lang’s film Metropolis (1927).
For this, he created a robotrix, a mechanical woman, and, by kidnapping Mary, and with the use of amazing machinery, made of the steel girl a perfect double for the maid of the lower levels.
The Scientifilms in Science Fiction Digest (#7) Mar. 16/1
Evidently he waited for the robotrix attendant to finish fueling up his ship.
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said (1975) xxvii. 198
The images [in the movie Metropolis]—the robotrix created by a prototypical mad scientist, gigantic machines being operated…—are genuinely impressive.
Classics of the Silent Era in Amazing Stories Jan. 47/1
The robotrix on traffic duty outside the aeroport had been limping, dysfunctional, sparks pouring from her burnished copper thigh.
Übermensch! in Year’s Best Science Fiction 9 (1992) 204
2016 N.Y. Times 12 June (T: Style Magazine section) 28/2
Consider Maria, the fetching Maschinenmensch (man-machine) from Fritz Lang's 1927 classic ‘Metropolis,’ reputed to be the first fembot…. (The somewhat more clinical term, gynoid, was coined by Gwyneth Jones to describe the alluring Chinese robot slave in her 1984 novel ‘Divine Endurance.’) Those gleaming heroines are but few in a centuries-long line of sexy robotrix spanning countless Japanese animés, as well as Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten’s Galaxina, the suburbandroid Stepford Wives, T-X (aka the Terminatrix), Hajime Sorayama’s chromed pin-ups, [etc.].
2018 The Onion 18 Jan. (headline)
Tearful Elon Musk Warns About Dangers Of AI After Having Heart Broken By Beautiful Robotrix.
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