I'm trying to find the word to describe a type of robot. Here are my assumptions about the terms I have found thus far:
Cyborgs are biological creatures that have had cybernetic implants.
Bionics are similar, but their implants are mechanical in nature and do not enhance / change their thoughts or actions.
Androids are purely mechanical with no biological components.
So, what would a robot (with no higher or "self aware" artificial intelligence) be called if someone then grafted biological material into its design?
Said biological material is not intelligent in itself... it was not a conscious being who was combined with a robot, so it brings no intelligence to the new being.
However, the biological material continues to grow (with absorbed nutrients, etc., and no further surgical procedures), and in time the robot becomes self aware and this is completely attributed to the biological material combined with the electronics that have been combining over the course of a few decades.
Would one need to coin a new phrase for this creature or would it be a cyborg even though it did not begin life as an organic being?