|Robot Kim attempts to reconnect to receive programming updates in independent short film Upgrade.|
A blank stare or a blank expression is a facial expression characterized by neutral positioning of the facial features, implying a lack of strong emotion, accompanied with a lack or sparsity of blinking. In fembot fetishism, blank stares are used to convey a robot's lack of emotion and independent thought. Alternatively, when contrasted with an usually more emotive behavior, blank stares might show that the fembot is not operating proper, due to a malfunction, being repaired, reprogrammed or deactivated among other reasons.
Another component of a blank stare can be dull, unreflective eyes, further reinforcing the lack of personhood of a robot.
- In Robotman's story CyberFem Park, protagonist Mike is greeted by Chantelle, a series 542 robot.
- As she put her arm back to her side, he started to feel a little awkward again. He felt like he needed to keep the conversation going, but wondered if she had been programmed to automatically do that.
- So he waited.
- She kept facing forward, looking blankly ahead at the keypad. She didn’t say anything."
- — CyberFem Park 01 by Robotman
|See all media tagged "Blank stare" on Fembot Wiki|
|Fembot "reveal" tropes|
|Hardware and software||Access panel • Assembly • Damage • Disassembly • Faceoff • Repair • Robo-vision|
|Processes and actions||Activation • Data transfer • Malfunction • Programming • Reboot • Recharge • Shut-down|
|Appearance and sound||Blank stare • Electronic beeping • Robotic motion • Robotic voice • Whirring sounds|