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"It's also important to vary your stimuli. I always look for new things to shock the system. Just as you make muscles grow by shocking them, you make the mind grow by shocking it."
- Bart Kosko

Lead-Bodied Android  
  A robot designed for use in the nuclear industry.  

t was a small plant, but it was all mine. It had been my baby right alongóthe Don Morrison Fissionables Inc. I'd designed the androids myself, plotted out the pile locations, set up the simplified reactors. And now it was making money. For men to work in a uranium plant you need yards of shielding, triple-checking, long cooling-off periods for some of the hotter products. But with lead-bodied, radio-remote controlled androids, it's easier. And with androids like the new Morrison 5's, that can reasonóat least along atomic linesówell, I guess I was on my way to becoming a millionaire...

"You built them, Don Morrison," he said. "You stop them. I can't. Have you ever tried to shoot a robot? Or use tear gas on one? What can I do? I can't blow up the whole town!"

Somewhere in my stomach I felt a cold, hard knot. Take stainless steel alloyed with titanium and plate it with three inches of lead. Take a brain made up of super-charged magnetic crystals enclosed in a leaden cranium and shielded by alloy steel. A bullet wouldn't pierce it; radiations wouldn't derange it; an axe wouldn't break it.

Technovelgy from Robots of the World! Arise!, by Mari Wolf.
Published by If in 1952
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Compare to the leady from The Defenders (1953) by Philip K. Dick.

See the article on the first use of android in The Cometeers (1936) by Jack Williamson.

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