The antenna is basic anatomical part of most, if not all, robots. While most people believe the antenna to be purely aesthetic, to make them look more "science fiction-y", they actually function as receivers for Mom's universal robot controller, as revealed in the episode Mother's Day.

Each robot seems to have different secondary uses for it, though it is often hinted to be the robot equivalent of a penis.

In I, Roommate it is revealed that robot antennae (or at least, Bender's) interfere with satellite televisions and cellphone reception.

Bender's AntennaEdit

In addition to the uses mentioned above, Bender's antenna has been used for several other purposes throughout the show, including (sorted by first appearance):

This list doesn't include Bender using them in ways that aren't a specific "feature" such as a skewer, lightning rod, etc.

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