Robot vs Sexbot - What's the difference?

robot | sexbot |

As nouns the difference between robot and sexbot

is that robot is while sexbot is (science fiction) a robot designed to have sexual intercourse with humans.



(wikipedia robot)


(en noun)
  • A machine built to carry out some complex task or group of tasks, especially one which can be programmed.
  • * 2010 , Tim Webb, The Guardian , 16 May 2010:
  • It's painfully slow and complex work which has never been attempted before in these conditions: the small box-shaped robots , equipped with two claws, are operating in almost freezing water 5,000ft below the surface, in pitch black and strong currents.
  • (chiefly, science fiction) An intelligent mechanical being designed to look like a human or other creature, and usually made from metal.
  • * 2010 , Tom Chivers and Iain McDiarmid, The Telegraph , 26 Jan 2010:
  • The robots in Dick's novel, loosely adapted by Ridley Scott into the film Blade Runner, were so similar to humans that when they went rogue, trained bounty hunters were called in to perform psychological tests to see whether suspected androids lacked human empathy.
  • (figuratively) A person who does not seem to have any emotions.
  • * Murray N. Rothbard, Making Economic Sense (page xiv)
  • Yet surely he was a humorless robot of a man, spewing forth lonely and bitter critiques of all those lesser mortals with whom he could not identify.
  • (South Africa) A traffic light (from earlier robot policeman ).
  • (surveying) A theodolite which follows the movements of a prism and can be used by a one-man crew.
  • A style of dance popular in disco whereby the dancer impersonates the movement of a robot
  • Synonyms

    * See


    * automaton


    * android

    Derived terms

    * bot * -bot * robotic * robotics * robo-

    See also

    * artificial intelligence * computer * cyborg * domotics * pedipulator * robot revolution South African English English terms derived from fiction ----




    (en noun)
  • (science fiction) A robot designed to have sexual intercourse with humans.
  • * 2000 , Richard Rhodes, Visions of technology
  • Jealous wives may destroy sexbot rivals and sue the manufacturer.
  • * 2000 , Joseph N Pelton, e-Sphere: the rise of the world-wide mind
  • Another way that virtual entertainment might go is in the direction of the so-called sexbot . This would be a robotic device with artificial skin...
  • * 2002 , Jason Sullivan, The Dark Yergall
  • Having a sexbot had turned out to be more than Nosir had anticipated.
  • * 2006 , David N L Levy, Robots unlimited: life in a virtual age
  • Given that people become addicted to all sorts of pleasures from slot machines to e-mail, sexbot addiction might be inevitable...