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Robot fetishism

Robot fetishism is the name popularly used to describe a fetishistic attraction to humanoid or non-humanoid robots or people dressed in robot costumes. A related fetish involves attraction to mannequins or statues. A common fantasy related to these fetishes involves transformation into a robot, mannequin or statue.

It is sometimes referred to by the initials ASFR, from the Alt.Sex.Fetish.Robots newsgroup.

Robot fetishism can be viewed as a form of erotic objectification.

The female robot in Fritz Lang's film Metropolis can be viewed as an early example of the robot as fetish object.

The fetish artist Hajime Sorayama[?] is notable for his depiction of robots as erotic objects.

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