It was called simply "36C", from her chest measurement, and had a 16-bit microprocessor and voice synthesiser that allowed primitive responses to speech and push button inputs.In 1983, a busty female robot named "Sweetheart" was removed from a display at the Lawrence Hall of Science after a petition was presented claiming it was insulting to women.This research has been used to elucidate gender cues, clarifying which behaviors and aesthetics elicit a stronger gender-induced response.“Sweetheart”, shown with its creator, Clayton Bailey; the busty female robot (also a functional coffee maker) that created a controversy when it was displayed at the Lawrence Hall of Science at University of California, Berkeley Female robots as sexual devices have also appeared, with early constructions being crude.The first was produced by Sex Objects Ltd, a British company, for use as a "sex aid".The robot's creator, Clayton Bailey, a professor of art at California State University, Hayward called this "censorship" and "next to book burning." Artificial women have been a common trope in fiction and mythology since the writings of the ancient Greeks.This has continued with modern fiction, particularly in the genre of science fiction.
Though the term android refers to robotic humanoids regardless of apparent gender, the Greek prefix "andr-" refers to man in the masculine gendered sense. Robotess is the oldest female-specific term, originating in 1921 from the same source as the term robot.In 2016, she appeared in "Nosedive", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror. Her character is a gynoid in a 22nd century sci-fi setting.Gynoid is also used in American English medical terminology as a shortening of the term gynecoid (gynaecoid in British English)...great majority of robots were either machine-like, male-like or child-like for the reasons that not only are virtually all roboticists male, but also that fembots posed greater technical difficulties.Not only did the servo motor and platform have to be ‘interiorized’ (naizosuru), but the body [of the fembot] needed to be slender, both extremely difficult undertakings.Gynoids appear widely in science fiction film and art.