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Android (robot) facts for kids

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Actroid-DER 01
DER 01, a Japanese actroid

An android is a robot that looks very similar to humans. In TV shows and movies, androids are usually represented by human actors without special effects, while robots are usually shown in clunky suits or in makeup.

In real life, androids do exist-- but they are inhuman and tend to look scary, falling into the uncanny valley.

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