a robot, esp. a humanoid one; an android
‘Find out anything?’ ‘Yeah. Plenty. Our androids are busy, all right. They're out in the city,every one of them. We've had a dozen police reports already.’ ‘Police reports! What’s wrong?’Jack shook his head. ‘It’s crazy. They're swarming all over Carron City.They're stopping robots in the streets—household Robs, commercial Droids,all of them. They just look at them, and then the others quit work andstart off with them. The police sent for us to come and get ours.’
'Droids can’t replace a man, Luke.
Dot Matrix, her faithful droid, continued fussing with the Princess’s wedding veil.
Two skutters, claw-headed service droids which looked like miniature amputee giraffes on motorized bases, swept into view and cleaned up the mess.
Skutters, the small service droids with three-fingered clawed hands, joined to their motorized bases by triple-jointed necks, whizzed between the various computer terminals, transporting sheets of data.
Only those commentators with the highest ratings were invited to attend, along with their 'droid reporters and camera crews.
Zenda explained that the delivery girls are only pseudoflesh droids.
So the droids who implemented this piece of nonsense hired a hacker, who crufted them up something that looked like a 1200-baud serial line to the VM/CMS emulator, which actually tunnelled packets through the internet, from one workstation to another.
This less-than-cuddly little droid could be your best friend in a time of crisis.
According to everything I see and read on this world, one word seems to prey on the minds of most Earthlings; sex. Certainly my editorial droids seem to spend a lot of time discussing the topic, hence this special sex-themed prog.
With a rapidly expanding knot sealing off my throat, I turned to stare into the dark depths of the Potomac. Furious at my lack of control. How useless, programming a droid with tears. With a violent flick of my hand, I swiped at the liquid that spilled down my cheeks.
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