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.
While not truly artificially intelligent, the fembots still had extremely sophisticated programming that allowed them to pass for human in most situations.
The term fembot was also used in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (referring to a robot duplicate of the title character, a.k.a. The 1987 science-fiction cult film Cherry 2000 also portrayed a gynoid character which was described by the male protagonist as his "perfect partner".
Among the few non-eroticized fictional gynoids include Rosie the Robot Maid from The Jetsons.
They fought in two multi-part episodes of the series: "Kill Oscar" and "Fembots in Las Vegas", and despite the feminine prefix, there were also male versions, including some designed to impersonate particular individuals for the purpose of infiltration.
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.