Some humans are almost on a neutral par, too. The more of a gift they have with automaton research and/or energy manipulation, the more respect and consideration that they are likely to receive. Also, if you really want to reverse the D/s scenario, I could allow outlying areas (it's a very large continent after all) where people are creating personal automatons (like those scientists did with their first assistants), and both are unaware of the hierarchy in the major areas of civilization (which are still more like really expansive, Victorian-architecture-style towns).
Clarification, on my end. Androids, as a cyberpunk concept (to my best knowledge), are created to be able to assimilate with humans and not be easily identifiable as inhuman... mostly because society is still a human-dominant concept. They appear flesh-toned, feel human, move like humans, are programmed to behave like humans and so forth.
The cyberpunk aspects that I am allowing into this RP are when humans want to become something in between human and automaton. By default, they are still human, and they still have human behaviors, personality, full-range emotions. They have learned how to replace certain dysfunctional parts of themselves (bone, certain organs, etc.) In theory, the brain could be replaced, but then the human that previously owned that body is dead. The character would be an automaton, and would have to follow all of the automaton rules and limitations. If it justifiable to artificially support human skin and muscle cells, then you can keep those. I am not sure how you would deal with the eventual breakdown of cells, due to aging and oxygen (the same thing which supports human cells also destroys them over time). But there will be no eating, drinking, digestion (bathroom), or other standard body functions, if you choose this route. Your emotions, reactions, etc. will be based upon what manipulation was used to reanimate you, and will be limited to an array of logic under that umbrella. Please note that characters that start out as automatons are will always be automatons and will not be mistaken as human.
Automatons, here, do not feel the need to assimilate with humans because they are the dominant "species." Neither do they feel worry, which is essentially illogical in foundation. They need the humans, though, because of their manipulative abilities as well as their ability to think and process things more fully (on a range of logic and chaos).
Please let it be clear that all RP development has happened in this thread. If you are unclear about the idea or where it stands, please reread the thread. I have considered including something from a PM that refers to me and a character I could play specifically (that was broached before I even really started promoting this thread and discussing it). There has been no other inclusion from my PMs, most of which are themed "Congratulations on getting approved!"