An Android is defined as a robot which is built to represent a human or is human like.
The term may cover very simple humanoid shaped robots, like C3P0 and even simpler, right up to Replicants and simulants.
Classic Androids in SciFi
- Commander Data
- C3P0 and other Star Wars Protocol Droids
- Bishop and Ash from the Aliens films.
- Marvin from H2G2
- The Terminator
People have started making great steps towards creating advanced androids, but we are still some way off recreating the work of Dr Soong (Data’s builder).