List of fictional robots and androids

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"Maria" from the 1927 movie "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.

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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.

Static computers depicted in fiction are discussed in the separate list of fictional computers.

Theatre

Literature

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19th century and earlier

Early 1900s

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950s and 1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

Radio

Music

Film

1940s and earlier

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

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

Television films and series

1960s and earlier

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

Comics

Comic Books/graphic novels

American

Australian

British

Franco-Belgian

Other European

  • 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.

South American

Manga (Japanese comics)

Comic strips

Web comics

Web-based media

Animated shorts/series

Flash

  • 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

Machinima

Podcasts

Computer and video games

See also

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