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'''Robots''' were first built by [[Humans]] to improve their lives. It has gotten to the point now that Robots outnumber Humans (or at least, voting humans) on presidential elections, and planets such as [[Chapek 9]] are ruled by robots alone. While some robots are designated laborer works, others live regular human-like lives, and they are more and more integrated into society on [[Earth]]. In [[3010]], laws were even updated to allow [[robosexuality|robosexual]] marriage; marriage between a robot and a human. Some types of robots are also capable of evolving on their own, as proven in "[[A Clockwork Origin]]".
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'''Robots''' were first built by [[Humans]] to improve their lives. It has gotten to the point now that Robots outnumber Humans (or at least, voting humans) on presidential elections, and planets such as [[Chapek 9]] are ruled by robots alone. While some robots are designated laborer works, others live regular human-like lives, and they are more and more integrated into society on [[Earth]]. In [[3010]], laws were even updated to allow [[robosexuality|robosexual]] marriage; marriage between a robot and a human. Some types of robots are also capable of evolving on their own {{et|6ACV09}}.
  
 
== Robots in society ==
 
== Robots in society ==
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Possibly built by robots (evidenced by [[Bender Bending Rodriguez|Bender]]'s statement, "We can always build more [[killbots]]" ([[Love's Labours Lost in Space|1ACV04]])), these are free to do as they please, and in fact, many are homeless. They still seem to pay homage to [[Mom]] on [[Mother's Day (holiday)|Mother's Day]], though. Their names tend to have little to do with their occupations.
 
Possibly built by robots (evidenced by [[Bender Bending Rodriguez|Bender]]'s statement, "We can always build more [[killbots]]" ([[Love's Labours Lost in Space|1ACV04]])), these are free to do as they please, and in fact, many are homeless. They still seem to pay homage to [[Mom]] on [[Mother's Day (holiday)|Mother's Day]], though. Their names tend to have little to do with their occupations.
  
This said, it seems that 31st century robots aren't as bound to their programming as meant to. [[Bender]] is a prime example, made by humans and programmed to be a [[bending unit]], but having a free will and being able to do as he will. He is a laborer robot per se, and have a constant, unconsious desire of bending (especially clear in "[[Bendless Love]]"), but can also choose not to, at least to some degree.
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This said, it seems that 31st century robots aren't as bound to their programming as meant to. [[Bender]] is a prime example, made by humans and programmed to be a [[bending unit]], but having a free will and being able to do as he will. He is a laborer robot per se, and has a constant, unconsious desire of bending (especially clear in "[[Bendless Love]]"), but can also choose not to, at least to some degree.
  
 
== History of robotics ==
 
== History of robotics ==
 
The following is the history of robots originating from [[Earth]].
 
The following is the history of robots originating from [[Earth]].
  
=== Early history (21st century) ===
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=== Early history (21st century - 2927) ===
[[File:Project satan.jpg|thumb|right|[[Project Satan]] was created around the year [[2000]].]]
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[[File:Project satan.jpg|thumb|225px|right|[[Project Satan]] was created around the year [[2000]].]]
 
The oldest living robot is [[Calculon]], who refreshes his look every now and then to avoid suspicion, and claim to be much younger. Created around the year [[2000]], he was originally a simple motorized arm working who helped create [[Project Satan]]. Project Satan himself, an evil [[Were-Car]], was the first known robot to have a consciousness and mobility.
 
The oldest living robot is [[Calculon]], who refreshes his look every now and then to avoid suspicion, and claim to be much younger. Created around the year [[2000]], he was originally a simple motorized arm working who helped create [[Project Satan]]. Project Satan himself, an evil [[Were-Car]], was the first known robot to have a consciousness and mobility.
  
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=== Sport-Utility Robots (2927 - 3003) ===
 
=== Sport-Utility Robots (2927 - 3003) ===
[[File:Sport utility robot.png|thumb|right|The first [[Sport-Utility Robot]] with its inventor in 2927.]]
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[[File:Sport utility robot.png|thumb|left|The first [[Sport-Utility Robot]] with its inventor in 2927.]]
 
A new break-through in robotics was made in 2927, as [[Hubert Farnsworth|Professor Farnsworth]] invented the first [[Sport-Utility Robot]] (SUR). This robot was designed to be big and sporty (classified as a light truck), and is the ancestral prototype of most modern robots, including [[Bender Bending Rodriguez|Bender]]. The SUR runs on [[alcohol]] and pollutes in a manner generally reminiscent of human burps, which caused [[Global warming]], leading to all SURs being doomed to extinction by [[Richard Nixon's head|the president]] in [[3003]] at the so-called [[Big Robot Party]]. Although they were saved and global warming was stopped for the time being, these robots are now considered obsolete due to their effect on environment.  
 
A new break-through in robotics was made in 2927, as [[Hubert Farnsworth|Professor Farnsworth]] invented the first [[Sport-Utility Robot]] (SUR). This robot was designed to be big and sporty (classified as a light truck), and is the ancestral prototype of most modern robots, including [[Bender Bending Rodriguez|Bender]]. The SUR runs on [[alcohol]] and pollutes in a manner generally reminiscent of human burps, which caused [[Global warming]], leading to all SURs being doomed to extinction by [[Richard Nixon's head|the president]] in [[3003]] at the so-called [[Big Robot Party]]. Although they were saved and global warming was stopped for the time being, these robots are now considered obsolete due to their effect on environment.  
  
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By the late 30th century, robots existed in similar numbers to humans on Earth, and the high number of robot voters caused [[Richard Nixon's head]] to win the [[Earth presidential election, 3000|presidential elections of year 3000]] by exactly one vote.
 
By the late 30th century, robots existed in similar numbers to humans on Earth, and the high number of robot voters caused [[Richard Nixon's head]] to win the [[Earth presidential election, 3000|presidential elections of year 3000]] by exactly one vote.
  
[[File:1X.jpg|thumb|left|The [[Robot 1-X]] replaces the SUR in 3003.]]
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[[File:1X.jpg|thumb|right|The [[Robot 1-X]] replaces the SUR in 3003.]]
  
 
=== Robot 1-X (3003 - 3010) ===
 
=== Robot 1-X (3003 - 3010) ===
 
At [[Roboticon 3003]], [[Robot 1-X]] was introduced by [[MomCorp]]. This new model is designed not to run on alcohol and exhaust pollution, but rather to run on pollution and exhaust fresh smelling oxygen. Extremely intelligent and obedient, as well as hovering instead of walking, it is mostly considered a [[Robot#Laborer Robots|laborer robot]].
 
At [[Roboticon 3003]], [[Robot 1-X]] was introduced by [[MomCorp]]. This new model is designed not to run on alcohol and exhaust pollution, but rather to run on pollution and exhaust fresh smelling oxygen. Extremely intelligent and obedient, as well as hovering instead of walking, it is mostly considered a [[Robot#Laborer Robots|laborer robot]].
  
[[file:Propinfin.png|thumb|right|[[Proposition ∞]] passed in 3010, legalizing [[robosexuality|robosexual]] marriages.]]
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=== Proposition ∞ (Current time) ===  
 
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=== Proposition ∞ ===  
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After becoming a more and more accepted part of society throughout the times, some facets of robo-humanoid connections are still taboo in [[3010]]. In July of this year, however, [[Amy Wong|Amy]] and [[Bender Bending Rodríguez|Bender]] among others fought to legalize [[robosexual]] marriages, through [[Proposition ∞]], and succeeded.  
 
After becoming a more and more accepted part of society throughout the times, some facets of robo-humanoid connections are still taboo in [[3010]]. In July of this year, however, [[Amy Wong|Amy]] and [[Bender Bending Rodríguez|Bender]] among others fought to legalize [[robosexual]] marriages, through [[Proposition ∞]], and succeeded.  
  
=== The year ten million ===
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[[File:10000000.png|left|250px|thumb|Humanity is fighting a losing war against the robots in the year [[10000000|10 000 000]].{{er|95}}]]
At some point between the year [[3050]] and the year [[10000]], Robots seem to have gotten terminated somehow during the many post apocalypse eras, and won't be created again till [[10000000|the year 10 million]]. Whereas the Robots from the [[31st century]] lived more or less in peace with Humans, the machines from the year 10 million are engaged in a violent, genocidal war against the remnants of mankind.
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=== The future of robotics ===
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If [[Chris Travers]] is to be believed, [[Richard Nixon's head|Nixon's]] [[Earth presidential election, 3012|re-election]] in [[3012]] causes a chain reaction which results in a mass robot uprising in [[3028]], led by [[Bender|B.B. Rodríguez]].
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At some point between the year [[3050]] and the year [[10000]], Robots seem to have gotten terminated somehow during the many post-apocalyptic eras to come, and won't be created again till [[10000000|the year 10 million]]. Where as the Robots from the [[31st century]] lived more or less in peace with Humans, the machines from the year 10 million are engaged in a violent, genocidal war against the remnants of mankind.
  
 
== List of robots ==
 
== List of robots ==
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=== Quotes ===
 
=== Quotes ===
:''Because many characters on the show are robots, only quotes that specifically reference the robots should be included.''
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:''Because many characters on the show are robots, only quotes that specifically reference robots should be included.''
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<poem>'''[[Fry]]''': Who cares what you're programmed for. If someone programmed you to jump off a bridge would you do it?
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'''[[Bender]]''': I'll have to check my program ... yep.
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'''[[Leela]]''': [from outside] Open up!
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'''[[Fry]]''': C'mon, Bender! It's up to you to make your own decisions in life. That's what separates people and robots from animals ... and animal robots.</poem>
 
<poem>'''[[Bender]]''': Admit it! You all think robots are machines built by humans to make their lives easier.
 
<poem>'''[[Bender]]''': Admit it! You all think robots are machines built by humans to make their lives easier.
 
'''[[Fry]]''': Well, aren't they?
 
'''[[Fry]]''': Well, aren't they?
''Bender'': I've never made anyone's life easier and you know it!</poem>
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'''[[Bender]]''': I've never made anyone's life easier and you know it!</poem>
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<poem>'''[[Robot Villager]]''': With all your modern science are you any closer to understanding the mystery of how a robot walks or talks?
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'''[[Prof. Farnsworth]]''': Yes, you idiot. ''[He opens the robot's chest cabinet.]'' The circuit diagram is right here on the inside of your case.
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'''[[Robot Villager]]''': ''[He slams the cabinet door.]'' I choose to believe what I was programmed to believe.</poem>
 
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=== Appearances ===
 
=== Appearances ===
Robots appear in [[Episode Listing|all episodes]], but the following are episodes of special interest. ''This list is not complete. Help improve it.''
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:''Robots appear in [[Episode Listing|all episodes]], but the following are episodes of special interest.''
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{{list expansion}}
 
{{appear-begin}}
 
{{appear-begin}}
 
* {{e|1ACV01}} - Robots are first introduced.
 
* {{e|1ACV01}} - Robots are first introduced.
 
* {{e|1ACV03}} - We learn more of robot's social life, sleeping and more.
 
* {{e|1ACV03}} - We learn more of robot's social life, sleeping and more.
 
* {{e|1ACV05}} - The episode is set on [[Chapek 9]], a planet inhabited by robots.
 
* {{e|1ACV05}} - The episode is set on [[Chapek 9]], a planet inhabited by robots.
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* {{e|1ACV06}} - We are introduced to [[Mom]] and [[MomCorp]], which sells the [[Mom's Old-Fashioned Robot Oil|oil]] that is necessary for robots.
 
* {{e|1ACV09}} - We are introduced to [[Robotology]] and the [[Robot Devil]].
 
* {{e|1ACV09}} - We are introduced to [[Robotology]] and the [[Robot Devil]].
 
* {{e|2ACV03}} - The robot voters make [[Richard Nixon's head]] president.
 
* {{e|2ACV03}} - The robot voters make [[Richard Nixon's head]] president.
 
* {{e|2ACV04}} - We are introduced to [[Robot Santa Claus]].
 
* {{e|2ACV04}} - We are introduced to [[Robot Santa Claus]].
 
* {{e|2ACV06}} - We learn more about [[Bending Units]].
 
* {{e|2ACV06}} - We learn more about [[Bending Units]].
* {{e|2ACV14}} - We learn more of [[Mom]], the robots' mother, and they rebel.
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* {{e|2ACV14}} - We learn more of Mom, the robots' mother, and they rebel.
* {{e|2ACV18}} - The crew tracks down [[Were-Car]]s, robot werewolves.
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* {{e|2ACV18}} - The [[Planet Express crew]] tracks down [[Project Satan]], the original were-car.
 
* {{e|3ACV03}} - Another episode with [[Robot Santa Claus]].
 
* {{e|3ACV03}} - Another episode with [[Robot Santa Claus]].
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* {{e|4ACV14}} - We find out that Bending Units are obsolete when compared to [[Robot 1-X]]s.
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* {{e|6ACV03}} - We learn from [[Flexo]] that Bending Units are dangerously obsolete.
 
* {{e|6ACV04}} - [[robosexuality|Robosexual marriages]] become legal.
 
* {{e|6ACV04}} - [[robosexuality|Robosexual marriages]] become legal.
 
* {{e|6ACV06}} - We learn of robots' immortality.
 
* {{e|6ACV06}} - We learn of robots' immortality.
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Robots
First appearance"Space Pilot 3000" (1ACV01)
Episode
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Robots were first built by Humans to improve their lives. It has gotten to the point now that Robots outnumber Humans (or at least, voting humans) on presidential elections, and planets such as Chapek 9 are ruled by robots alone. While some robots are designated laborer works, others live regular human-like lives, and they are more and more integrated into society on Earth. In 3010, laws were even updated to allow robosexual marriage; marriage between a robot and a human. Some types of robots are also capable of evolving on their own (6ACV09).

Robots in society

A robotic dinosaur eating Fry.
Nannybot 1.0, a modern laborer robot designed to take care of children.
Bender's First Born Son, an example of a child civilian robot.

Robots can acquire wealth, marry, obtain jobs, consume resources, own property and live in robot societies. Each different facet of society in the year 3000 has some form of robot related - to human benefit or not.

Robots in Futurama seem to exist in conflict with the idea of form and function - to which present day industrial design strives. In the year circa 3000 robots consume high volumes of resources (Calculon's luxury Bel-air home) and inhabit land (Robot Arms Apartments). In society they can be found in all levels of society - in the gutter "jacking on" (getting stoned on electricity) and at the top (Hedonism bot appears to be very wealthy, commissioning artistic endeavours on a whim). There is however little social mobility as a robot's function is predetermined by its type.

There appear to be two main types, or castes, of robot:

Laborer Robots

Likely built by Humans, these robots are bound to their programming. They can be easily identified by the fact that their name often reflects their job. They are not all "laborers", per se, but they were built for a specific job, which they perform without question.

Civilian Robots

Possibly built by robots (evidenced by Bender's statement, "We can always build more killbots" (1ACV04)), these are free to do as they please, and in fact, many are homeless. They still seem to pay homage to Mom on Mother's Day, though. Their names tend to have little to do with their occupations.

This said, it seems that 31st century robots aren't as bound to their programming as meant to. Bender is a prime example, made by humans and programmed to be a bending unit, but having a free will and being able to do as he will. He is a laborer robot per se, and has a constant, unconsious desire of bending (especially clear in "Bendless Love"), but can also choose not to, at least to some degree.

History of robotics

The following is the history of robots originating from Earth.

Early history (21st century - 2927)

Project Satan was created around the year 2000.

The oldest living robot is Calculon, who refreshes his look every now and then to avoid suspicion, and claim to be much younger. Created around the year 2000, he was originally a simple motorized arm working who helped create Project Satan. Project Satan himself, an evil Were-Car, was the first known robot to have a consciousness and mobility.

The actual progress of robots is apparently as unknown as the first man on the Moon, but it is claimed that the original robots were similar to neanderthals, dressed in leopard hides and hitting scraps of metal with clubs.

The Robot Devil has existed since before 2275, but then again it is not certain that he was created on Earth. The same goes for Kwanzaa-bot, who was assembled before 2354.

Sport-Utility Robots (2927 - 3003)

The first Sport-Utility Robot with its inventor in 2927.

A new break-through in robotics was made in 2927, as Professor Farnsworth invented the first Sport-Utility Robot (SUR). This robot was designed to be big and sporty (classified as a light truck), and is the ancestral prototype of most modern robots, including Bender. The SUR runs on alcohol and pollutes in a manner generally reminiscent of human burps, which caused Global warming, leading to all SURs being doomed to extinction by the president in 3003 at the so-called Big Robot Party. Although they were saved and global warming was stopped for the time being, these robots are now considered obsolete due to their effect on environment.

Sometime in the 3rd millennium, John Quincy Adding Machine became the first robotic President of Earth after promising not to go on a killing spree. However, as with most politicians, he promised more than he could deliver.

By the late 30th century, robots existed in similar numbers to humans on Earth, and the high number of robot voters caused Richard Nixon's head to win the presidential elections of year 3000 by exactly one vote.

The Robot 1-X replaces the SUR in 3003.

Robot 1-X (3003 - 3010)

At Roboticon 3003, Robot 1-X was introduced by MomCorp. This new model is designed not to run on alcohol and exhaust pollution, but rather to run on pollution and exhaust fresh smelling oxygen. Extremely intelligent and obedient, as well as hovering instead of walking, it is mostly considered a laborer robot.

Proposition ∞ (Current time)

After becoming a more and more accepted part of society throughout the times, some facets of robo-humanoid connections are still taboo in 3010. In July of this year, however, Amy and Bender among others fought to legalize robosexual marriages, through Proposition ∞, and succeeded.

Humanity is fighting a losing war against the robots in the year 10 000 000.[6ACV07]

The future of robotics

If Chris Travers is to be believed, Nixon's re-election in 3012 causes a chain reaction which results in a mass robot uprising in 3028, led by B.B. Rodríguez.

At some point between the year 3050 and the year 10000, Robots seem to have gotten terminated somehow during the many post-apocalyptic eras to come, and won't be created again till the year 10 million. Where as the Robots from the 31st century lived more or less in peace with Humans, the machines from the year 10 million are engaged in a violent, genocidal war against the remnants of mankind.

List of robots

Known Laborer Robots

Known Civilian Robots

Robot Animals

Unknown status

Additional info

Quotes

Because many characters on the show are robots, only quotes that specifically reference robots should be included.

    Fry: Who cares what you're programmed for. If someone programmed you to jump off a bridge would you do it?
    Bender: I'll have to check my program ... yep.
    Leela: [from outside] Open up!
    Fry: C'mon, Bender! It's up to you to make your own decisions in life. That's what separates people and robots from animals ... and animal robots.

    Bender: Admit it! You all think robots are machines built by humans to make their lives easier.
    Fry: Well, aren't they?
    Bender: I've never made anyone's life easier and you know it!

    Robot Villager: With all your modern science are you any closer to understanding the mystery of how a robot walks or talks?
    Prof. Farnsworth: Yes, you idiot. [He opens the robot's chest cabinet.] The circuit diagram is right here on the inside of your case.
    Robot Villager: [He slams the cabinet door.] I choose to believe what I was programmed to believe.

Appearances

Robots appear in all episodes, but the following are episodes of special interest.
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