Once Hollywood got the idea of robots that look like humans, they never really quite let it go. They’ve been throwing them in our faces ever since, and we’ve all considered them to be a normal part of sci-fi entertainment.
As the world has been flooded with androids on the big or small screen, we’ve seen some pretty bad ones. And I’m not talking about “these look humanoid”, because most androids are played by actual humans – it’d be quite easy to make them look human. I’m talking about androids that show the right amount of mechanical robotic-ness in their performance, as well as some human elements.
Let’s take a look at some human-like androids in our visual entertainment. Because we can.
T-800 Terminator (Terminator series)
I can see how an AI that wants to eradicate humanity would build a robot that looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger. I mean, why wouldn’t you? I’m down with that idea.
Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Perhaps the most popular android most sci-fi nerds grew up with, Data was the first android we came to appreciate like a fellow human being.