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# 18
12-05-2012, 02:22 PM
Originally Posted by stoleviathan99 View Post
Okay. This goes totally into left field but I think when you look at, clinically, what a robot is and what an android is, any android is a collection of robots.

Encyclopedia Britannica defines robot as "any automatically operated machine that replaces human effort, though it may not resemble human beings in appearance or perform functions in a humanlike manner."

So I'd argue that, for example, Data's arm is a robot. His fingers are robots. He is composed of many robots, guided by a central AI in a human-like appearance, which makes him an android.

In a sense, the "organs" or "systems" in an android are individual robots which, taken together, form an android.
Yes, you could say that but it would have to be in the plural. As a whole Data is not a 'robots', he is an android (he has even stated it numerous times). But I see what you mean here, he is a collection of small robots.