Johnny 5 appeared in the 1986 movie called Short Circuit. He is a military intelligence robot with 3 attributes:
- A laser that can melt steel and iron
- Since he has TNT in him he can obliterate any vehicles whether they are on the ground or in the air.
After he got struck by lightning he became alive with human emotions and self awareness.
In the book Ready Player One they were used as gofer or supply droids for the Sixers.