List of fictional robots and androids

This list of fictional robots and androids is chronological, and categorised by medium. It includes all depictions of robots, androids and gynoids in literature, television, and cinema; however, robots that have appeared in more than one form of media are not necessarily listed in each of those media. This list is intended for all fictional computers which are described as existing in a humanlike or mobile form. It shows how the concept has developed in the human imagination through history.

"Maria" from the 1927 film Metropolis. Statue in Babelsberg, Germany.

Robots and androids have frequently been depicted or described in works of fiction. The word "robot" itself comes from a work of fiction, Karel Čapek's play, R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), written in 1920 and first performed in 1921.

Theatre Edit

  • Coppélia, a life-size dancing doll in the ballet of the same name, choreographed by Marius Petipa with music by Léo Delibes (1870)
  • The word robot comes from Karel Čapek's play, R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), written in 1920 in Czech and first performed in 1921. Performed in New York 1922 and an English edition published in 1923. In the play, the word refers to artificially created life forms.[1] Named robots in the play are Marius, Sulla, Radius, Primus, Helena, and Damon. The play introduced and popularized the term "robot". Čapek's robots are biological machines that are assembled, as opposed to grown or born.

Literature Edit

19th century and earlier Edit

  • The woman forged out of gold in Finnish myth The Kalevala (prehistoric folklore)
  • From 600 BC onward, legends of talking bronze and clay statues coming to life have been a regular occurrence in the works of classical authors such as Homer, Plato, Pindar, Tacitus, and Pliny. In Book 18 of the Iliad, Hephaestus the god of all mechanical arts, was assisted by two moving female statues made from gold – "living young damsels, filled with minds and wisdoms". Another legend has Hephaestus being commanded by Zeus to create the first woman, Pandora, out of clay. The myth of Pygmalion, king of Cyprus, tells of a lonely man who sculpted his ideal woman, Galatea, from ivory, and promptly fell in love with her after the goddess Aphrodite brought her to life.
  • The 5th-century BCE Chinese text, the Liezi, contains a description of a humanoid machine which can sing and dance like a human. The automaton is presented to King Mu of Zhou by its inventor, but it offends the king by winking at court ladies and trying to flirt with them, so the inventor disassembles it to show the court that it is a machine. The king sees that it has artificial analogues of human organs, which are made of leather, wood, glue, and paint, and each fulfill necessary functions for its operation.
  • Talos, bronze giant Talos in Apollonius of Rhodes' Argonautica, 3rd century BCE
  • Brazen heads, attributed to numerous scholars involved in the introduction of Arabian science to medieval Europe, particularly Roger Bacon (13th century)
  • Golem – The legend of the Golem, an animated man of clay, is mentioned in the Talmud. (16th century)
  • Talus, "iron man" who mechanically helps Arthegall dispense justice in The Faerie Queene, the epic poem by Edmund Spenser, published in 1590
  • Olimpia, automaton who captivates the hero Nathanael so much he wishes to marry her in E. T. A. Hoffmann's Der Sandmann (1814)
  • Artificial human-like being created by Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818)
  • A mechanical man powered by steam in Edward S. Ellis' The Steam Man of the Prairies (1865)
  • Olympia in Act I of Jacques Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann, based on the Hoffmann story (1881)
  • A mechanical man run by electricity in Luis Senarens' Frank Reade and his Electric Man (1885)
  • Hadaly, a mechanical woman run by electricity, in Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam's The Future Eve (1886) – the novel credited with popularizing the word "android"
  • "The Brazen Android" by William Douglas O'Connor. First appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, April 1891
  • The Dancing Partner by Jerome K.Jerome of Three Men in a Boat fame (1893)
  • The mecha-like tripods that the Martians use to conquer the Earth in The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (1897)
  • "The New Frankenstein" by Ernest Edward Kellett (1899), in which an inventor creates an "anti-phonograph" that according to the narrator "can give the appropriate answer to every question I put", and installs in it a robotic female body that "will guide herself, answer questions, talk and eat like a rational being, in fact, perform the part of a society lady." The android proves convincing enough to fool two suitors who wish to marry her.[2]

Early 1900s Edit

  • The "Metal Men" automata designed by a Thomas Edison-like scientist in Gustave Le Rouge's La Conspiration des Milliardaires (1899–1900)
  • Tik-Tok and Iron giant from L. Frank Baum's Ozma of Oz (1907). The movie Return to Oz, largely based on Ozma of Oz.
  • A robot chess-player in Moxon's Master by Ambrose Bierce (first published in the San Francisco Examiner on 16 Aug. 1899)
  • In Gaston Leroux's La Poupée Sanglante (The Bloody Doll) and La Machine à Assassiner (The Murdering Machine), the lead character, Bénédict Masson, is wrongly accused of murder and guillotined. His brain is later attached to an automaton created by scientist Jacques Cotentin, and Masson goes on to track and punish those who caused his death.

1920s Edit

  • R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) (1921), by Karel Čapek – credited with coining the term "robot". In its original Czech, "robota" means forced labour, and is derived from "rab", meaning "slave." R.U.R. depicts the first elaborate depiction of a machine take-over. Čapek's robots can also be seen as the first androids: they are in fact organic.
  • Le Singe (The Monkey) (1925), by Maurice Renard and Albert Jean, imagined the creation of artificial lifeforms through the process of "radiogenesis", a sort of human electrocopying or cloning process.
  • The Metal Giants (1926), by Edmond Hamilton, in which a computer brain who runs on atomic power creates an army of 300-foot-tall robots.
  • Metropolis (1927), by Thea von Harbou as novel, by Fritz Lang as film, character Maria and her robot double.
  • Automata (1929), by S. Fowler Wright, about machines doing the humans' jobs before wiping them out.

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1950s and 1960s Edit

  • Astro Boy, series by Osamu Tezuka (published in Japan but available in English), an atomic-powered robot of 100,000 horsepower built to resemble a little boy, most specifically Tobio, the deceased son of Dr. Tenma. When not in school, Astro Boy spent his time dealing with robots & aliens. (1952)
  • The Gallegher series of stories by Lewis Padgett (Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore) collected in Robots Have No Tails (1952)
  • The Mechanical Hound from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953)
  • Bors, an old government integration robot pivotal to Philip K. Dick's novelette The Last of the Masters (1954)
  • The Fury, a large steel robot that acts as jailer and executioner, in Henry Kuttner's "Two-Handed Engine" (1955)
  • Zane Gort, a robot novelist in the short story "The Silver Eggheads" by Fritz Leiber (1959)
  • SHROUD (Synthetic Human, Radiation OUtput Determined) and SHOCK (Synthetic Human Object, Casualty Kinematics), the sentient test dummies in the novel V. by Thomas Pynchon (1963)
  • Frost, the Beta-Machine, Mordel, and the Ancient Ore Crusher in Roger Zelazny's short story "For a Breath I Tarry" (1966)
  • Trurl and Klapaucius, the robot geniuses of The Cyberiad (Cyberiada, 1967; translated by Michael Kandel 1974) – collection of humorous stories about the exploits of Trurl and Klapaucius, "constructors" among robots
  • The Iron Man in the novel The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights by Ted Hughes, illustrated by Andrew Davidson (1968), later changed to The Iron Giant to avoid confusion with its predecessor, the comic superhero of the same name
  • Roy Batty, Pris, Rachael and several other Nexus-6 model androids. "Androids, fully organic in nature – the products of genetic engineering – and so human-like that they can only be distinguished by psychological tests; some of them don't even know that they're not human." – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (1968)
  • Diktor, the robotic lover in the comics and film Barbarella (1968)
  • "The Electric Grandmother" in the short story of the same name, from I Sing the Body Electric by Ray Bradbury (1969), based on a 1962 Twilight Zone episode of the same name
  • Mech Eagles from the novel Logan's Run (1967), robotic eagles designed to track and kill people who refuse to die at age 21
  • Richard Daniel, an intensely loyal, old, un-remodeled robot, belonging to one family for generations, in "All the Traps of Earth" by Clifford Simak. When the last of his entire extended family of owners died, after 200 years, he is required by law to be disassembled; humans who made the law are still threatened by robots who are superior to them in functionality. He is sentient enough to take exception to that policy.
  • Jenkins, the robot who served generations of the Webster family for nearly a thousand years, then the dogs modified by one of the Websters, dogs capable of reading and speech, who inherited the earth when humans left it by various methods, through all of the stories contained in the collection "City" by Clifford Simak. Humans entered "the sleep", or had their bodies converted to Jovian lifeforms to live on Jupiter.

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  • Cassandra Kresnov, in a series by Joel Shepherd (2001)
  • Clunk, in a series by Simon Haynes (2004)
  • Moravecs, sentient descendants of probes sent by humans to the Jovian belt, in Dan Simmons' Ilium (2003)
  • Canti, one of the robots built by Medical Mechanica in FLCL (2003)
  • Nimue Alban/Merlin Athrawes, in the Safehold series by David Weber (2007)
  • Otis, the robot dog from Tanith Lee's Indigara (2007)
  • Freya, in Charles Stross' Saturn's Children (2008)
  • HCR-328 and Tom in Automatic Lover and Automatic Lover – Ten Years On by Ariadne Tampion (2008)
  • Boilerplate, a Victorian-era robot in the illustrated coffee-table book Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel, published by Abrams (2009)

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1940s and earlier Edit

Italian film The Mechanical Man (1921), a movie which shows a battle between robots.

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2020s Edit

  • Sox, a robotic cat from Pixar's Lightyear (2022)
  • M3GAN, an android companion created for the main character of the film M3GAN (2023)

Television films and series Edit

1960s and earlier Edit

  • Mechano, the robotic cat programmed to kill or banish mice from houses, from the 1952 episode, "Push-Button Kitty" of Tom and Jerry.
  • Adventures of Superman (1952–1958), "The Runaway Robot" episode (1953).
  • In The Thin Man (1957–1959):
    • Robby (Robby the Robot), a robot accused of murder in the episode "Robot Client" (1958)
  • In The Twilight Zone (1961–1962):
  • Andromeda in A for Andromeda (1961)
  • In Supercar (1961–1962):
    • The Robot Servants of Professor Watkins in the episode "The Lost City" (1961)
  • Rosie the Maid, Mac and UniBlab in The Jetsons (1962)
  • In Hazel (1961–1966):
  • In Fireball XL5 (1962–1963):
    • Robert, the transparent auto-pilot robot invented by Professor Matic
    • The Granatoid Robots in the episode "The Granatoid Tanks" (1963)
    • The Robots of Robotvia in the episode "Trial By Robot" (1963)
  • Various unnamed robots in Space Patrol (1963–1964) (US title: Planet Patrol)
  • In The Outer Limits (1963–64)
    • Trent, an android from the far future in the episode "Demon with a Glass Hand" (1964)
    • Adam Link, a robot accused of the murder of his creator in the episode "I, Robot" (1964)
  • In Doctor Who (Seasons One to Six) (1963–1969) (see also List of Doctor Who robots):
  • In Thunderbirds (1965–1966):
    • Braman, a robot invented by Brains seen in the episodes "Sun Probe" (1965), "Edge of Impact" (1965) and "The Cham-Cham" (1966)
    • The plutonium store Security Robots in the episode "30 Minutes After Noon" (1965)
  • Astro Boy in the Japanese animated series (1963–1966)
  • Rhoda Miller (a.k.a. AF709) in My Living Doll (1964), a fembot played by Julie Newmar
  • Gigantor (1963–1966), Japanese animated TV series about the giant titular robot.
  • In The Avengers (1965–1969):
    • The Cybernauts in the episodes "The Cybernauts" (1965) and "Return of the Cybernauts" (1967)
    • Robot duplicates in the episode "Never, Never Say Die" (1967)
  • Tobor, the android in the Japanese anime series 8 Man (1965) and his older, stronger but less sophisticated sister Samantha 7
  • The Deep Space Probe in "The Indestructible Man" (1965) episode of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
  • Giant Toy Robot in "The Fun-Fun Killer" (1966) episode of Honey West (1965–1966)
  • In Lost in Space (1965–1968):
    • Robot B-9 (a.k.a. The Robot), Class M-3 General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robot assigned to the space craft Jupiter 2
    • The Robotoid (Robby the Robot) in the episode "War of the Robots" (1966)
    • Verda, a gynoid in the episodes "The Android Machine" (1966) and "Revolt of the Androids" (1967)
    • Raddion, a male android in the episode "The Dream Monster" (1966)
    • The IDAK Super Androids in the episode "Revolt of the Androids" (1967)
    • The Industro Mini Robots in the episode "The Mechanical Men" (1967)
    • The robot prison guard (Robby the Robot) in the episode "Condemned of Space" (1967)
    • The Xenian Androids in the episode "Kidnapped in Space" (1967)
    • The Female Robot and Mechanical Men in the episode "Deadliest of the Species" (1967)
    • The Junkman in the episode "Junkyard in Space" (1968)
  • In Ultra Seven (1967–68):
    • Windom, one of the three capsule monsters used by Ultraseven
    • King Joe in the episode "Ultra Garrison Goes West, Part 1"
    • Zero One, a human female looking android in the episode "Android Zero Directive"
    • Crazygon, a robot designed by an alien race to steal cars.
  • In Get Smart (1965–1970):
    • Hymie the Robot, a robot originally created by KAOS an organization of evil, but turned to the side of good and niceness by CONTROL agent Maxwell Smart; first appeared in episode 19, "Back to the Old Drawing Board"
  • In Gilligan's Island:
    • The Government test robot in the episode "Gilligan's Living Doll" (1966)
  • In Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles
    • Frankenstein Jr
  • In The Addams Family (1964–1966):
    • Smiley the Robot (Robby the Robot) in the episode "Lurch's Little Helper" (1966)
  • In Star Trek (1966–1969):
    • Dr. Roger Korby, Andrea, Dr. Brown, Ruk and the Kirk android in the episode "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" (1966)
    • Nomad, a sentient robot probe in the episode "The Changeling" (1967)
    • The Norman, Alice, Herman, Barbara, Maizie, Annabelle and Trudy series androids and the Stella Mudd androids in the episode "I, Mudd" (1967)
    • Rayna Kapec in the episode "Requiem for Methuselah" (1969)
    • The android replicas of Mr. Atoz in the episode "All Our Yesterdays" (1969)
  • Serendipity Dog, a robot dog who asks questions on the BBC children's science series Tom Tom (1966–1969)
  • Robot "driver" of the race car Melange / X3 in the Speed Racer episodes "Revenge of Marengo (Part one)" and "(Part two)" / "Race for Revenge: Part 1" and "Part 2" (1967)
  • Giant Robo/Flying Robot and others in the series Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (1967–1968)
  • In Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967–1968):
    • The Mysteron construction robots in the episode "Crater 101" (1968)
  • Mildred the Maid (Robby the Robot) in The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (1968–1970)
  • In Joe 90 (1968–1969):
    • The Spider riot control robots in the episode "The Professional" (1969)
  • In Land of the Giants (1968–1970):
    • Professor Gorn's Super Giant Robot, a giant android, in the episode "The Mechanical Man" (1969)
  • Slim John, rebel robot in the BBC series (1969)

1970s Edit

  • Robot dog Dynomutt in animated series Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
  • Zed, the rebel robot in The Ed and Zed Show (c. 1970)
  • In Doctor Who (Seasons 7 to 17) (1970–1980):
    • The IMC Mining Robot in the serial Colony in Space (1971)
    • The Sontaran Knight Robot in the serial The Time Warrior (1973–1974)
    • The K1 Robot invented by Professor Kettlewell in the serial Robot (1974–1975)
    • The Sontaran Surveillance Robot in the serial The Sontaran Experiment (1975)
    • The Osirian Service Robots, mummy-like robot servants of Sutekh in the serial Pyramids of Mars (1975)
    • The Kraal Androids, including android duplicates of the Doctor, Harry Sullivan and RSM Benton, in the serial The Android Invasion (1975)
    • Dum, Voc and Supervoc robots in the serial The Robots of Death (1977)
    • K9, the Doctor's robot dog companion with encyclopaedic knowledge and vast computer intelligence, created by Professor Marius and introduced in the serial The Invisible Enemy (1977)
    • The Seers of the Oracle in the serial Underworld (1978)
    • K9 MkII, the second version of the Doctor's robot dog companion, introduced in the serial The Ribos Operation (1978)
    • The Polyphase Avatron, the Captain's robot parrot in the serial The Pirate Planet (1978)
    • The Taran Androids, including an android duplicate of Romana, in the serial The Androids of Tara (1978)
    • The Movellans, android enemies of the Daleks, in the serial Destiny of the Daleks (1979)
  • Numerous android characters in the Japanese superhero series Kikaider (1972), including the title character
  • S.A.M. (Super Automated Machine) the "perfect machine" robot in Sesame Street (1969–present), introduced in episode 0406 (1972)
  • In Here Come the Double Deckers! (1971):
    • Robbie, a dancing robot invented by Brains in the episode "Robbie the Robot" (1971)
  • In Columbo (1971–1993):
  • In Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt, a German television series for children (1972):
    • Robbi a.k.a. ROB 344–66/IIIa, co-pilot of the Fliewatüüt and student of a third class at robot school (1972)
  • In Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1972–1975):
    • "Mr. R.I.N.G." (Robomatic Internalized Nerve Ganglia), a top secret military robot in the episode of the same name (1975)
  • In The Six Million Dollar Man (1973–1978):
    • A robot double of Major Fred Sloane in the episode "Day of the Robot" (1974)
    • A robot double of Oscar Goldman in the episode "Return of the Robot Maker" (1975)
    • Sasquatch, the robot watchdog of marooned aliens in the episodes "The Secret of Bigfoot – Part 1" (1976), "The Secret of Bigfoot – Part 2" (1976), "The Return of Bigfoot – Part 1" (1976) and "Bigfoot V" (1977)
    • The Fembots and a robot double of Oscar Goldman in the episode "Kill Oscar – Part II" (1976)
    • Death Probe, a Soviet Venusian robot probe in the episodes "Death Probe – Part 1" (1977), "Death Probe – Part 2" (1977), "Return of the Death Probe – Part 1" (1978) and "Return of the Death Probe – Part 2" (1978)
  • Questor in The Questor Tapes (1974)
  • In Space: 1999 (1975–1977):
  • Fi and Fum, the time-travelling androids from the children's series The Lost Saucer (1975–1976)
  • In The New Avengers (1976–1977):
    • A Cybernaut in the episode "The Last of the Cybernauts...??" (1976)
  • In Ark II (1976):
  • In The Bionic Woman (1976–1978):
    • Sasquatch, the robot watchdog of marooned aliens in the episode "The Return of Bigfoot – Part 2" (1976)
    • The Fembots in the episodes "Kill Oscar" (1976), "Kill Oscar – Part III" (1976), "Fembots in Las Vegas – Part 1" (1977) and "Fembots in Las Vegas – Part 2" (1977)
  • Yo-Yo, a.k.a. Geogory Yoyonovitch in Holmes & Yo-Yo (1976)
  • Officer Haven in Future Cop (1976–77)
  • In The Fantastic Journey (1977):
    • Cyrus, Rachel, Daniel, Michael and the other android members of Jonathan Willoway's community in the episode "Beyond the Mountain" (1977)
  • In Logan's Run (1977–78):
    • REM, a male android who joins Logan and Jessica in their search for Sanctuary
    • Draco, a male android, and Siri, a gynoid, in the pilot TV movie (1977)
    • Friend and Nanny, Lisa's robot companions in the episode "The Innocent" (1977)
    • Ariana, a gynoid, in the episode "Futurepast" (1978)
  • The Clinkers in Shields and Yarnell (1977–78)
  • Peepo, the robot in the children's series Space Academy (1977–1979)
  • In Space Sentinels (1977):
    • MO (Maintenance Operator), Sentinel One's maintenance robot
  • Haro in Mobile Suit Gundam (1979)
  • Voltes V of the Japanese animated series Chōdenji Machine Voltes V (1977)
  • P.O.P.S. (Robot B-9 modified) in Mystery Island (1977–78)
  • 7-Zark-7 and 1-Rover-1 in the animated series Battle of the Planets (1978)
  • In Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979):
    • The Cylons, mechanical men created by a race of reptile-like creatures
    • Muffit Two, a robot daggit who becomes Boxey's pet
    • Lucifer, an IL series Cylon, the robot assistant to Count Baltar introduced in "Saga of a Star World – Part III" (1978)
    • Specter, an I-L series Cylon, the garrison commander on Antilla in the episode "The Young Lords" (1978)
    • Hector and Vector in the episode "Greetings from Earth" (1979)
  • IQ-9 in Star Blazers (1978–1984), originally called "Analyzer" in Space Battleship Yamato (1974–1980)
  • H.E.R.B.I.E. (Humanoid Experimental Robot, B-type, Integrated Electronics) in the 1978 Fantastic Four animated series
  • Blake's 7 (1978–81) featured several robots and androids.
  • In The New Adventures of Wonder Woman (1977–1979):
    • Dr. Solano's swordmaster robot in the pilot movie "The Return of Wonder Woman" (1977)
    • Orlick Hoffman's android duplicates of Dr. Tobias, Dr. Prescott, Dr. Lazaar and Wonder Woman in the episode "The Deadly Toys" (1977)
    • Rover, the IADC's robot dog, Cori, William Havitol's robot secretary, and Havitol's evil duplicate of Rover in the episode "IRAC is Missing" (1978)
  • In Quark (1977–1978):
    • Andy the Robot, a cowardly robot built by Adam Quark from spare parts
  • In Mork & Mindy (1978–1982):
  • In Salvage 1 (1979):
    • Mermadon, a junked government-constructed android in the episode "Mermadon" (1979)
  • In Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (First Season) (1979–1980):
    • Twiki, Buck's ambuquad robot who wears Dr. Theopolis, a brilliant talking computer, around his neck
    • Tina, a golden ambuquad that Twiki falls in love with in the episode "Cruise Ship to the Stars"
    • Humanoid robot security guards in the episode "Unchained Woman"
  • W1k1 (or Wiki), the pocket-sized robot in the children's series Jason of Star Command (1979–1981)
  • The TV movie Romie-0 and Julie-8 (1979) features two androids who fall in love.

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Franco-Belgian Edit

  • Unnamed robot by Hergé from first adventure of Belgian series Jo, Zette et Jocko (1936)
  • Otomox, the self-proclaimed "Robot Master" by André Mavimus (writer) and Roger Roux (artist) (1943)[4]
  • Radar le robot by André Franquin from Belgian series Spirou et Fantasio (1947)
  • Madame Adolphine by Peyo, an evil android in the guise of a harmless grandma, from the Belgian series Benoît Brisefer (1963)
  • La Schtroumpfette (Smurfette) by Peyo, a golem in the guise of a female smurf, from Belgian series Les Schtroumpfs (1966)
  • Exploding robots in the shape of guard dogs, in the episode "Pâtée explosive" from Belgian series Gil Jourdan by Maurice Tillieux (1969)
  • Cyanure by Tome and Janry, an evil sexy female android from Spirou et Fantasio (1983)
  • Robo-cops from Incal (by Moebius and Jodorowsky)

Other European Edit

  • The domestico elettrodomestico, one of the more striking robots in Disney comics, looking like a clown, from the comic "Zio Paperone e il domestico elettrodomestico" by Guido Martina and Giuseppe Perego (1967)
  • Robbie, a recurring robot constructed by inventor Knox in German series Fix und Foxi, first drawn by Massimo Fecchi (1976)
  • Robots from the planet Des from the Polish series Bogowie z kosmosu (Gods from the Space), written by Arnold Mostowicz and Alfred Górny and illustrated by Bogusław Polch (1978)
  • RanXerox, a mechanical creature made from Xerox photocopier parts, by Italian artists Stefano Tamburini and Tanino Liberatore; first appeared in 1978, in Italian, in the magazine Cannibale
  • Uèr, an "electro-chemical" android capable of human feelings, in the Italian comic book Milady 3000 by Magnus (1980)
  • Link is an android in a team of human agents in the Italian comics series Agenzia Alfa, published by Sergio Bonelli (1997–present; Nathan Never and Legs Weaver are on the same team, although having series of their own). Link's name could be a tribute to Adam Link. His look has some similarity to Star Trek's Data in an alternate timeline, except for a silver strip of hair on top of his head.

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Comic strips Edit

  • Awbry from the comic strip Nancy
  • Beetle Bot from the comic strip Beetle Bailey
  • Bossbot, a robot created by Dilbert
  • Kollege Blech from the comic strips of East German caricaturist Erich Schmitt (1965)
  • Robotman (1985) in the comic strip of the same name, which eventually became "Monty". Robotman left the strip and found happiness with his girlfriend Robota on another planet.
  • A heroic female robot called Mimi, an evil robot doppelganger of Mickey Mouse, and a robot army led by Peg-Leg Pete in the newspaper strip The World of Tomorrow (1944) by Floyd Gottfredson and Bill Walsh
  • Rubert, a robot created by Dilbert
  • Tickle-Bot 3000 from the comic strip Thatababy
  • The Vacunator from the comic strip Pooch Cafe
  • Robot Cartoons Cartoon catalog featuring the work of Dan Rosandich

Web comics Edit

  • Anima: Age of the Robots (Anima) is an 18-chapter webcomic series depicting robots taking over the fictional planet of Anima, homeworld of talking animals.
  • "Clanks", various (steam powered?) robots in Phil Foglio's steampunk fantasy Girl Genius
  • Eve, a female android from Applegeeks, built using Apple Macintosh parts
  • Emotibot, a robot programmed to feel emotions, from Beaver and Steve
  • Evil Killer Death Spybot 5000 from Mark Shallow's Adventurers!, a robot originally designed to spy on the party, who eventually becomes a playable character
  • Ezekiel a.k.a. "Zeke", formerly known as the "X-bot", the anthropomorphised Xbox console from the webcomic Ctrl+Alt+Del
  • Fruit Fucker, a semi-sentient kitchen appliance in the webcomic Penny Arcade that has sex with fruit and ejaculates the juice
  • Carl Swangee, a sentient android from the Penny Arcade 'Automata' storyline
  • J-LB8/Jalea Bates in Melonpool, started as a robot, later became a human
  • Kleptobot, a supposedly Soviet-made robot programmed to steal anything and everything, from Joe and Monkey
  • Medivac 911 ("Doc"), a steam-powered medical/janitorial droid from Polymer City Chronicles
  • The Ottobot,[5] a robot duplicate of the character Francis Ray Ottoman featured in PvP
  • PC, ASCII and O in Funny Farm
  • Ping, the PlayStation 2 accessory robot-girl from Fred Gallagher's Megatokyo
  • Pintsize, an AnthroPC from Questionable Content; also other AnthroPCs
  • Stevebot 07 from 8-Bit Theater
  • Various characters from Homestuck by Andrew Hussie
  • Various characters from Diesel Sweeties, including Clango Cyclotron

Web-based media Edit

  • Stella 4D, a.k.a. Manager 45, on GO Moonbase;[6] first appears in episode 26

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Flash Edit

  • Rya Botkins and June Crane of Matt Wilson's Bonus Stage (though Crane's status is disputed, as she has claimed to be human)
  • The Robot, a contestant in the Strongest Man in the World Contest, from Homestar Runner.[7]
  • The Visor Robot, a futuristic robot with a visor, from Homestar Runner[8]
  • The Grape-Nuts Robot, created by Bubs to imitate Strong Bad from Homestar Runner[9]
  • Schniz, Fulker, CPDoom, and various background characters from Andrew Kauervane's[10] My God, Robots!

Web series Edit

  • Penny Polendina, a sentient android from the Rooster Teeth web series RWBY
  • Robo Fizz, from Helluva Boss
  • Bot Best Friend, a commercially sold robot with five different "friendship modes" from the Smosh video Awesome New Robot!
  • Tari, an amnesiac cyborg girl from Meta Runner
  • Uzi Doorman primary anti-heroine of Murder Drones. She is a self-described "angsty teen" Murder drones

Machinima Edit

  • Lopez, Church and Tex, characters from the Rooster Teeth machinima Red vs. Blue. Only Lopez is a true artificial life-form, as both Church and Tex existed only as ghosts ( later in the series through solid proof showed that they both are AI programs like O'Malley the whole time ). Both characters were blown up during the course of the series, existing from that point onward in robot bodies other than their originals. They possess mechanical bodies similar to Lopez in design.

Podcasts Edit

  • Little Button Puss, character from Episode #310 of the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast, played by John Gemberling. Little Button Puss, a.k.a. HPDP69-B, is a promotional robot built by Hewlett-Packard and is the first ever robot created with a fully sentient artificial intelligence, personality, and speaking function. It was designed by HP engineers for the express purpose of sexually pleasing humans. Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman was sent Little Button Puss as part of a promotional advertising campaign for the line of sex-robots. Little Button Puss looks like a metal dog, and has small flesh patches where its genitals are. Elsewhere, it's described as having the appearance of "nickel blue, gun metal". It is verified in the episode that Scott Aukerman lustily removed Little Button Puss's retractable genitals, threw them in a trash can, and then proceeded to use the HPDP69-B for its intended purpose. Afterwards, according to Comedy Bang! Bang! official canon, Aukerman looked back on the incident with shame. A complaint about the HPDP69-B is that for a sex-robot, "it looks too much like a metal dog". In a brief look into its past, Little Button Puss recounts an old romantic relationship with its long lost love, United Flight 93, who "died in the September 11th attacks".[11]
  • The Co-Host 3000 (later Sidekick 3000), character from the Spill and Double Toasted podcasts, voiced by Tony Guerrero.
  • NO-3113 (Pronounced "Noelle"), a "hug-sized" robot in the Dungeons & Dragons podcast The Adventure Zone, created by Clinton, Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy. She is a robot created by the scientist Lucas Miller. She is described as looking pieced together from assorted parts with the sequence "NO-3113" written on her side. She floats above the ground and is able to administer healing shots. Later, she upgrades her body into a gorilla-like robot with four arms. It is later revealed that she is a ghost inhabiting the body of robot and was Lucas' first trial in retrieving a human soul from the Astral Plane and putting it inside a fusebox. Her original identity was Noelle Redcheek - a red-haired halfling girl part of a cider-brewing family business.

Computer and video games Edit

See also Edit

Notes Edit

  1. ^ Long, Tony (25 January 2011). "Jan. 25, 1921: Robots First Czech In". Archived from the original on 18 May 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  2. ^ Hitchcock, Susan Tyler (2007). Frankenstein: A Cultural History. W. W. Norton & Company. p. 121. ISBN 978-0-393-06144-4.
  3. ^ "Fight Evil with Evil". Archived from the original on 13 May 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  4. ^ Otomox Archived 14 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine at Archived 16 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2005.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "GO Moonbase". Archived from the original on 13 January 2009.
  7. ^ The Homestar Runner Enters the Longest Page Title on the Website Contest! Archived 23 June 2016 at the Wayback Machine at Archived 26 February 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Homestarloween Party Archived 25 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine at Archived 26 February 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Compy 386! Archived 20 February 2006 at the Wayback Machine at Archived 26 February 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Andrew Kauervane". Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  11. ^ "Little Button Puss, episode #310 of Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast on Earwolf". Archived from the original on 16 January 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Bastion". Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Bastion". Archived from the original on 1 April 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Virtual Woman by CyberPunk Software". Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  15. ^ "ModTheSims - Servo from The Sims 2". Mod The Sims. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  16. ^ "ModTheSims - Servo - Complete Conversion". Mod The Sims. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  17. ^ "Space Channel 5 Part #2 - Space Channel 5 Profiles - Courtesy of Evila!". Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  18. ^ "Space Channel 5 Part #3 - Space Channel 5 Part 2 Profiles". Retrieved 18 November 2021.

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