Androids are automatons that are created from biological materials and resembles a human due to the fact that it possesses human features. In the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, it briefly explains androids along with how life turns out to be in the year 2021.

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In "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep," Androids are robots with human-like features that serve as servants when people emigrate to another planet: Mars. In the year 2021 Androids are slaves that work for humans and basically have no right since they are trying to escape that planet. Bounty hunters, such as one of the characters in the book, work to get rid of them, and in return they recieve money. Androids today are described as emotionless and just....with no hearts. In the book, they seem to have feelings since they "Feel" the need to run away from the horrible fate in which they were created. Androids can be related to african slaves during the slave trade. Today we have our own concepts on how the future will look like.external image Repliee_and_Eveliee.jpg












Robots in Japan


They are meant to have similar looks and behaviors, just like humans. Japanese are very big on, on the making of androids. They were able to make android that looked very close to a human, with the behaviors of one as well.

Androids are a lot like humans the only difference is that they act or speak like a robot. They have many different characteristics like speaking and acting. They look a lot like humans just that they don't eat. Androids can also replace a certain part of a human body.
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Japanese Robots



Besides an android being a human-like robot, an android is also a software stack for cell phones that includes middlewear, an operating system, and key applications.
http://code.google.com/android/what-is-android.html
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  • Application framework enabling reuse and replacement of components
  • Dalvik virtual machine optimized for mobile devices
  • Integrated browser based on the open source WebKit engine
  • Optimized graphics powered by a custom 2D graphics library; 3D graphics based on the OpenGL ES 1.0 specification (hardware acceleration optional)
  • SQLite for structured data storage
  • Media support for common audio, video, and still image formats (MPEG4, H.264, MP3, AAC, AMR, JPG, PNG, GIF)
  • GSM Telephony (hardware dependent)
  • Bluetooth, EDGE, 3G, and WiFi (hardware dependent)
  • Camera, GPS, compass, and accelerometer (hardware dependent)
  • Rich development environment including a device emulator, tools for debugging, memory and performance profiling, and a plugin for the Eclipse IDE
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