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A tin foil for humanity

Please recommend sci-fi featuring “noble” androids. I’m interested in fiction in any format (short stories, novels, film, etc.) that depicts mechanical life forms in ways that contrast the flaws of humanity. Here are two examples. In Alastair Reynolds’ House of Suns, Hesperus, one of the Machine People, valiantly aids the human protagonists despite humanity’s genocide of another machine race. In Iain Banks’ Against a Dark Background, the android Feril helps the human protagonist who is mired in a conspiracy of religious fanaticism, greed, and megalomania. I’m most interested in depictions where the robot has humanoid form though it wouldn’t be mistaken for human (so not human facsimile androids like Asimov’s R. Daneel Olivaw, drones or Minds from Banks’ Culture universe, or other artificial intelligences that exist in a “box” e.g. MULTIVAC). That said, I’m still interested in the contrast of character between machine and human, so I welcome recommen