A gynoid is anything that resembles or pertains to the female human form.Though the term android refers to robotic humanoids regardless of apparent gender, the Greek prefix "andr-" refers to man in the masculine gendered sense.A fembot is a humanoid robot that is gendered feminine.
..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.
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.
In science fiction, female-appearing robots are often produced for use as domestic servants and sexual slaves, as seen in the film Westworld, Paul J.
Mc Auley's novel Fairyland (1995), and Lester del Rey's short story "Helen O'Loy" (1938), and sometimes as warriors, killers, or laborers.
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".
Researchers have noted the connection between the design of feminine robots and roboticists' assumptions about gendered appearance and labor.
Fembots in Japan, for example, are designed with slenderness and grace in mind, People also react to fembots in ways that may be attributed to gender stereotypes.
The character of Annalee Call in Alien: Resurrection is a rare example of a non-sexualized gynoid.