“Technosexuality” 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.
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.