A Robot (ロボット Robotto) is any machine designed to perform a task autonomously. Robots can be controlled or programmed to have certain independent functions. They are typically capable of some form of manipulation or movement, although the term is very broad.
Types of robots
An Automaton (オートマタ Ōtomata, alternatively: アートマトン Ātomaton) is a self-operating machine that behaves or responds in a mechanical way. It's like a vending machine. It can be given input, which is either rejected or accepted. When something is bought, coins (or money) needs to be inserted into the machine. If these are the right coins, they are accepted, and the requested item is dropped. If the coins are wrong, they are rejected. The word is sometimes used to describe a robot, more specifically an autonomous robot.
An Android (アンドロイド andoroido) (Greek for "Man-Like") is any robot with a bipedal, humanoid appearance. Androids are common across science fiction and are often portrayed as being conscious and equivalently intelligent to humans, although this is not technically confirmed within Touhou canon. Androids in the Touhou project are depicted as very lifelike, possessing artificial flesh, hair and skin.
Characters under this Bestiary
- Anareta (Automaton)