If real life is any indication, for every android hero, there has got to be a hundred or so worthless robots floating around in science fiction. Neatoramanaut Johnny Cat has compiled his very own list of 5 worthless droids that ever graced the silver screen.
This one to the left is V.I.N.CENT, from the 1979 sci-fi movie The Black Hole:
4. V.I.N.CENT and B.O.B.
Okay, I'll admit it. When The Black Hole came out in 1979, I was all over it. I even had the board game. This was mostly due to the effect Star Wars had on my embracing any & all space travel movies to the fullest. But as anyone who’s seen it will probably tell you, this movie SUCKED. These two whirligigs didn’t even impress my young sci-fi starved mind at the time, with their precious laser guns taking out countless other worthless sentry droids. They look like they were designed by a six-year-old with a serious head trauma. Also: Roddy McDowell and Slim Pickens do the voices. Waste.
See if you can add anything to the list: Link
I'm with on the Black Hole part though. Sure, the two floating trash cans were stupid as hell, but I enjoyed the movie in the theater as a kid, built a model of the ship, and still enjoy from time to time now. All that, and I'm not even a nerd.
Unfortunately Disney could not resist piling on the artificial cuteness, either out of corporate habit or as a clumsy attempt at reproducing the wide appeal of Star Wars. (Ironically, one of the same mistakes that later spoiled the second Star Wars trilogy.)