A robot is a machine—especially one programmable by a computer—capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. Robots can be guided by an external control device or the control may be embedded within. Robots may be constructed to take on human form but most robots are machines designed to perform a task with no regard to how they look.

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Repo Virtual
Made to Order: Robots and Revolution
Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5)
All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1)
Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2)
Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4)
Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)
The Perfect Wife
Machines Like Me
Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)
The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot, #1)
Waking Gods (Themis Files, #2)
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild (Dog Man, #6)
Only Human (Themis Files, #3)
The Wild Robot Escapes (The Wild Robot, #2)
Interview with the Robot
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls (Dog Man, #7)
I, Robot (Robot, #0.1)
The Caves of Steel (Robot #1)
Robopocalypse (Robopocalypse, #1)
All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
The Naked Sun (Robot #2)
The Wild Robot (The Wild Robot, #1)
The Robots of Dawn (Robot #3)
Boy + Bot
Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)
Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2)
Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)
Robots and Empire (Robot #4)
Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4)

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