Well, you can!
Four robot “species” are available from game start in Distant Earth, with varying options for background, appearance, special skills, and RP flavor elements.
The simple but handy Utilibots, the specialized hyper-programmed Silus companions, the sentient synthetic Androids, or the human brain-implanted Immortals all are character creation options at Level 1. Will you spend your time striving to become more human, or enjoy the freedom of having no social and moral expectations? Will you follow the path the engineers laid out for you, or will you learn to master your own programming? The world of Distant Earth awaits your decision.