Diamond Select Toys makes this version of the B9 robot from Lost in Space. Instead of the typical metallic grey that most of these figures come in, this is done in what Diamond calls a “retro” red-and-blue metallic color.
This comes with lights and sounds based on the robot from the TV show and has several recorded dialogue lines triggered by pushing a button, including the famous “Danger!” warning.
Mondo is starting a line of highly articulated robot figures, and kicking it off with this 12.5″ Iron Giant figure. This has 35 points of articulation and comes with four different heads and 6 interchangeable pairs of hands.
This cover from SpongeBob Comics #82, in which Mr. Krabs replaces SpongeBob with a robot, reminds me of the ridiculous Superman robots that were so often used in Silver Age Superman and Superboy comics.
David Gibbs III, a lawyer who in 2005 fought to keep brain-damaged Terri Schiavo on life support, told rally participants gay marriage would “open the door to unusual marriage in North Carolina.”
“Why not polygamy, or three or four spouses?” Gibbs asked. “Maybe people will want to marry their pets or robots.”
Providing it is among consensual adults (and dual core processors) there’s nothing wrong in principle with multiple spouses or marriages to robots (I do agree on the pets issue, but I’m not sure how Gibbs gets from consensual marriage among consenting adults to marriages involving animals with clearly extremely diminished mental faculties).
Personally, though, I think people will probably prefer to simply have sex with robots rather than marrying them. For those curious, David Levy wrote a fascinating book about future human-machine relationships Love and Sex with Robots.
Certainly in a world where Gibbs himself argues for a right to have life preserved by artificial means, why not a world where we have a right to love by artificial means?