What should a robot smell like? I have aug­mented three exist­ing indus­trial robots with ‘sweat glands’. Each uses a spe­cific prop­erty of human sub-conscious behav­iour in response to a chem­i­cal stim­u­lus. The con­trast between the phys­i­cal anti-anthropomorphic nature of the machines and the olfac­tory anthro­po­mor­phism high­lights the absurd nature of the trick­ery at play in all anthropomorphism.