|First appearance||"Space Pilot 3000" (1ACV01)|
The antenna is a basic part of a Robot's body. All robots are designed with at least one.
Though the general public seems to think that antennas are simply placed to make robots "more science-fiction-y", the real motive behind their addition is for the antennas to act as targets for Mom's universal Robot controller. The controller was activated on Mother's Day in 3001, causing a robot uprising.
The antenna also seems to have many uses, which probably vary on the design of the robot, including: a liquid dispenser (1ACV05, 3ACV01), toilet flush button (3ACV09), pager (4ACV04), an indicator that a robot has mail (4ACV08) and a cannon fuse (6ACV24). They also appear to serve as ears for robots such as Calculon.
- This section is not meant to list the appearances of Bender's antenna - as Bender appears in every episode, comic and film.