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Feb23-12, 03:38 AM
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Quote Quote by Megatronlol View Post
I think you need to refine your definition of robot in this case. I wonder if it could be possible for metallic lifeforms to evolve? Their inner workings wouldn't consist of computers, because computers don't arise naturally, they're obviously the result of intelligent life. Their bodies may function similarly to ours, in the sense they may have evolved their own brains, hearts, nervous system, etc.
Well, if we're going to discuss definitions...

"From Czech robot, from robota (“drudgery, servitude”). Coined in the 1921 science-fiction play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek after having been suggested to him by his brother Josef , and taken into the English translation without change." [link]

So for any reasonable definition of robot, and considering what robots do these days, it is reasonable to conclude that anything we'd call a robot doesn't evolve on its own.