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Difference Between Cyborg and Robot

Cyborg vs Robot

Robots and cyborgs seem like the stuff of science fiction and to some degree they are. But what most people do not know is that cyborgs and robots do exist just not in the form that they depict in the movies. The main difference between a cyborg and a robot is the presence of life. A robot is basically a machine that is very advanced. It is often automated and requires very little interaction with humans. In comparison, cyborgs are a combination of a living organism and a machine. It doesn’t necessarily have to be human; it can be a dog, a bird, or any other living thing.

The living component is what separates a cyborg from a robot. This basically means that a cyborg is alive while a robot isn’t. Even though some robots can simulate certain aspects of living beings, it never truly is alive. A robot is only capable of doing what it was programmed to do while a cyborg, especially human cyborgs, exercise free will on their activities.

There are a number of good examples for robots. Among them are the robots working in factories that do the repetitive tasks. These robots are better than humans at these tasks as they are very quick and do not get tired. Cyborgs also walk among us, though you may think of them as ordinary people. People who have robotic prosthetics generally qualify as cyborgs. Even people with pacemakers qualify as their existence depends partly on the continuing function of the electronic device that keeps their heart’s rhythm.

Another area where the robots and cyborgs vary is complexity. Robots can be fairly complex like the factory robots mentioned above. There are, however, also robots that are very simple. There are simple robotic kits made available to young children to spark their curiosity and show them the basic principles behind robotics. In comparison, the machine part of a cyborg is often very complex as it interfaces with the organic part in order to function. Some prosthetic arms can function pretty much like a real limb, and some people can even reach out and grab things.


1.A robot is an automated machine while a cyborg is a combination of an organism with a machine.
2.Robots aren’t alive while cyborgs are.
3.Robots can be simple or very complex while cyborgs are typically very complex.

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