#science fiction


A robot in human form. The word is derived from the words "anthrop" (human being) and "-oid" (likeness).

"Droid" is an another term that became popular after the Star Wars movie and is now widely used within science fiction. The word "droid" was just short for "android" in the movie and it has been used in referring to any kind of robot, including the robots in human appearance.
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