List of fictional robots and androids
This list of fictional robots and androids is a
chronologicallist, 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.
See also the
List of fictional computersfor all fictional computers depicted as static machines.
:"See also mechanical automata produced for entertainment in the eighteenth century."
Coppélia, a life-size dancing doll in the ballet of the same name, choreographed by Marius Petipawith music by Léo Delibes(1870).
* The word "robot" comes from
Karel Čapek's play, " R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)" written 1920; first performed 1921; performed in New York 1922; English edition published 1923. In the play, the word refers to artificially created life forms. [http://www.uwec.edu/academic/curric/jerzdg/RUR/] Named robots in the play are: Marius; Sulla; Radius; Primus and Helena. It introduced and popularized the term robot. Čapek's Robots are biological machines that are assembled, as opposed to grown or born.
19th century and earlier
* The woman forged out of gold in Finnish myth The "
Kalevala" ( prehistoricfolklore)
* 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", Hephaestusthe 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 Zeusto 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 from ivory, Galatea, and then promptly fell in love with her after the goddess Aphroditebrings her to life.
* The bronze giant
Talos, in Apollonius of Rhodes' " Argonautica"
* The legend of the
Golem, an animated man of clay, mentioned in the Talmud. (16th century)
* Olimpia in
E.T.A. Hoffmann's " Der Sandmann" (1814)
Léo Delibes' ballet " Coppélia" (1870) where it is the eponymous dancing doll
* A mechanical man powered by steam in
Edward S. Ellis' " The Steam Man of the Prairies" (1865)
* 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 "Tomorrow's 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 Automatic Maid-of-All-Work. A possible Tale of the Near Future", by M.L. Campbell. First appeared in the Canadian Magazine, July 1893. A man named John Matheson invents a mechanical maid-of-all-work fueled by an electric battery, who requires programming in the form of switching its electronic wires to perform different tasks
Tin Woodmanfrom L. Frank Baum's children's fantasy novel, " The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" (1900)
Tik-Tokin L. Frank Baum's Oz books (1900-)and in the movie Return to Oz
* The "Metal Men" automata designed by a
Thomas Edison-like scientist in Gustave Le Rouge's "La Conspiration des Milliardaires" (1899-1900).
* A robot chess-player in "
Moxon's Master" by Ambrose Bierce(1909)
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 executed. His brain is later attached to an automatoncreated by scientist Jacques Cotentin, and Masson goes on to track and punish those who caused his death.
* "Artificial people", in
Karel Čapek's R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)(1921) -- credited with coining the term "robot"
* "Le Singe (The Monkey)" (1925), by
Maurice Renardand Albert Jean, a process of creating syntethic humans is invented
*"The Metal Giants" (1926), by
Edmond Hamilton, where a computer brain who runs on atomic power creates an army of 300-foot-tall robots.
* Metropolis is a silent
science fiction filmcreated by the famed Austrian-German director Fritz Langwhich features a robotic gynoid((gynoid -from Greek γυνη, gynē - woman) is a term used to describe a robot designed to look like a human female, as compared to an android modeled after a male) which is given the appearance of Maria, a character in the movie.
*"Automata" (1929), by S. Fowler Wright, about machines doing the humans' jobs before wiping them out.
* The "Professor Jameson" series by Neil R. Jones (early 1930s) featured human and alien minds preserved in robot bodies. Reprinted in five Ace paperbacks in the late 1960s: "
The Planet of the Double Sun", " The Sunless World", "Space War", " Twin Worlds" and " Doomsday on Ajiat"
* Zat the
Martianrobot, protagonist of John Wyndham's short story " The Lost Machine" (1932)
* Human cyborgs in "
Revolt of the Pedestrians" by David H. Keller(1932)
* Robot surgeon in "Rex" by
Helen O'Loy, from the story of the same title by Lester del Rey(1938)
Adam Linkof "I, Robot" by Eando Binder(1938)
* Robots discover their "roots" in "
Robots Return" by Robert Moore Williams(1938).
* Robot as murder witness in "
True Confession" by F. Orlin Tremaine(1939)
1940s (and Isaac Asimov specifically)
Gnut, in " Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates (1940) - (Later made into the classic 1951 SF film "The Day the Earth Stood Still")
* Robots by
** Robbie, Speedy, Cutie, and others, from the stories in "
I, Robot" (1940–1950) (not to be confused with the Binder short story of the same title)
** L-76, Z-1, Z-2, Z-3, Emma-2, Brackenridge, Tony, Lenny, Ez-27 and others, from the stories in "
The Rest of the Robots" 1964
R. Daneel Olivaw, from " The Caves of Steel" (1954) and subsequent novels
R. Giskard Reventlov, from " The Robots of Dawn" and subsequent novels
** Andrew Martin, from "
The Bicentennial Man" (1976) (later made into a film) and " The Positronic Man" (a novel) with Robert Silverberg
Norby, in a series of books for children and adolescent co-written with Janet Asimov
Humanoids, from two novels by Jack Williamson, (1949 and 1980)
1950s and 60s
* The Mechanical Hound from "
Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury, 1953
* Bors is an old government integration robot pivotal to
Philip K. Dick's novelette " The Last of the Masters", 1954.
* Zane Gort, a robot novelist, in the short story "The Silver Eggheads" by
Fritz Leiber, (1959)
* Irona, the robot maid of "Richie Rich", the main character in a
comic bookand cartoon series. (1961)
* 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; transl. by Michael Kandel 1974) - collection of humorous stories about the exploits of Trurl and Klapaucius, "constructors" among robots.
* "The Iron Man", in the book by
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?" (1968) by Philip K. Dick
The Electric Grandmother" in the short story of the same name, from " I Sing the Body Electric" by Ray Bradbury(1969)
Personoids" - Personoids do not need any human-like physical body; they are rather an abstraction of functions of human mind, they live in computers - in Stanisław Lem's book "Próżnia Doskonała" (1971). It is a collection of book reviews of nonexistent books. Translated into English by Michael Kandel as "A Perfect Vacuum" (1983).
masculineplot to replace women with perfect looking, obedient robot replicas -- " The Stepford Wives" (1972) by Ira Levin
HARLIEin "When H.A.R.L.I.E. was One" by David Gerrold(1972)
* Setaur, Aniel, and Terminus in "Tales of Pirx the Pilot" by
* In the 1973 movie "
Westworld", both male and female androids populate a resort where the guests' every dream and sexual fantasy can be made to come true. Yul Brynerfamously portrays a western gunfighter android.
Marvin the Paranoid Androidin " The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (1978–1981) (originally a radio series, then a book trilogy and a TV series, and later a motion picture)
* Tidy, George, Fagor,
Surgeon General Krakenand miscellaneous other androids from James Follett's " Earthsearch" series (1980–1981) (originally a radio series, then a two book series).
The Mind's Iedited by Daniel C. Dennettand Douglas Hofstadter(1981)
* Chip, the robot teenager in the "
Not Quite Human" series (1985–1986), by Seth McEvoy. Later, Disney made the book into three movies.
* Two extreme examples of robot morality, one perfectly innocent and one perfectly criminal, in "Roderick" and "Tik-Tok" (1980, 1983) by John Sladek
Boppers, a race of moon-based robots that achieve independence from humanity, in the series of books The Ware Tetralogyby Rudy Rucker.
*Solo, from Robert Mason's novel "Weapon"
* L-Ron, from the DC Comics series "
Justice League International".
* Yod in
Marge Piercy's " He, She and It" (1991)
* Jay-Dub and Dee Model in
Ken MacLeod's " The Stone Canal" (1996)
* Dorfl, and other Discworld golems deliberately described in terms reminiscent of an Asimovian robot, in
Terry Pratchett's " Feet of Clay", (1996) and subsequent " Discworld" novels
* Moravecs are sentient descendants of probes sent by humans to the Jovian belt, in
Dan Simmons' Ilium, (2003)
1930s and earlier
* Maria/Futura, the
Maschinenmenschfrom "Metropolis" (1927). A gynoid, played by German actress Brigitte Helmin both her robotic-appearing and human-appearing forms,
* Annihilants, robot soldiers belonging to Ming the Merciless in the "
Flash Gordon" film series (1936).
* Gort is a robot in the movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (Loosely based on Gnut, the robot protagonist of "
Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates, the original short story upon which the movie is based.)
* Robby, in "
Forbidden Planet" (1956)
Ro-Man, a robot bent on destroying earth, in the movie " Robot Monster" (1952).
* Tobor, in "Tobor the Great" (1954)
*John in "
Planeta Bur" (aka " Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet") (1962)
*Patrik in "
Ikarie XB-1" (1963)
* The Robot (B-9) in "
Lost in Space" (1965)
Mechani-Kongin " King Kong Escapes" (1967)
*Hal in "" (1968)
*Robot 5 in "
Slim John" (1969)
Robby the Robot, designed for the film " Forbidden Planet" and makes appearances on " Lost in Space" and elsewhere.
* The all-robot police force in "
THX 1138" (1971)
* The drones Huey, Duey, and Louie, in "
Silent Running" (1972). Notable as the first movie in which non-anthropomorphic robots were made mobile by manning them with amputees.
* The robots in "Sleeper" (1973)
Jet Jaguarin " Godzilla vs. Megalon" (1973)
* The robotic
gunfighters and other androids in " Westworld", one of which was played by Yul Brynner(1973)
* The bomb in "Dark Star" (1974, by
Mechagodzillain various Godzilla films (1974).
* Box, in "Logan's Run" (1976)
* Necron-99, later called "Peace" from
Ralph Bakshi's "Wizards" (1977).
C-3PO, R2-D2in " Star Wars" (1977) and
* The Cylons in "Battlestar Galactica" (1978)
* V.I.N.CENT., B.O.B, Maximillian and the androids made out of humans -- "
The Black Hole" (1979)
* Ash in "Alien" (1979)
* Ilia probe in "" (1979)
Tiwki, from " Buck Rogers and the 21st Cenutry".
* Hector, in "
Saturn 3" (1980)
* Uèr, an "electro-chemical" android capable of human feelings, in "
Milady 3000" comic book by Magnus (1980)
* The "
replicants" Roy Batty, Pris, Leon Kowalski, Zhora, Rachael, and possibly Rick Deckard-- " Blade Runner" (1982) (the film version of " Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?")
* Max 404 and Cassandra One in "Android" (1982)
* T-800, the robot assassin in "
The Terminator" (1984)
* The young boy Data Analyzing Robot Youth Lifeform in "
* Bishop in "Aliens" (1986)
Johnny 5and the other S-A-I-N-T (Strategic-Artificially-Intelligent-Nuclear-Transport) military Robots in " Short Circuit" (1986) and " Short Circuit 2" (1988), and later " Hot Cars, Cold Facts" (1990)
* Max, periscope-like robot aboard the
Trimaxion Drone Shipin " Flight of the Navigator" (1986)"
Tik-Tokin " Return to Oz" (1985)
* Number 5 in "
Short Circuit" (1986)
ED-209in " RoboCop" (1987)
* Cherry 2000 in "
Cherry 2000" (1987)
* The "fix-its" in "
*batteries not included" (1987)
* The android Ulysses in the film "
Making Mr. Right" (1987)
* Dot Matrix in "
* The android Astor, played by
Stacey Williams, in " Gangster World" (1988)
* Jinx from the 1986 film
* Val, Aqua, Phil and others from 1981's
*Robotman in the animated series as created by
* MARK13 in "Hardware"
* The good and evil robotic doubles in "
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey" (1991)
Arnold Schwarzeneggeras the T-101 and Robert Patrickas the T-1000Model Terminator in "" (1991)
* Alsatia Zevo, the gynoid sister of Leslie Zevo and dollmaker in "
Battle Droids in ' to '
Project 2501in the movie adaptation of "Masamune Shirow's " Ghost in the Shell" Japanese mangaanime describes AI surveillance of population. (1995)
* Bishop in "
* "SID 6.7", the villain in the film "
Virtuosity" (1995) as a nanotech synthetic android, played by Russell Crowe.
* David, Becker and Jessica from "
Screamers (film)" (1995) based on the short story " Second Variety" by " Philip K. Dick"
* Solo in "Solo" (1996), based on Robert Mason's novel (see above)
* Call in "" (1997)
* "Robot" in "Lost in Space", the movie of the TV series (1998)
The Iron Giant(1999) (film version of "The Iron Man")
* Andrew, and others the robot servant in "
Bicentennial Man" (1999) -- based on a short story by Isaac Asimov
* The seductive Fembot assassins of the "Austin Powers" series (in ', it's revealed that the character
Vanessa Kensingtonwas a fembot, and in " Austin Powers in Goldmember", Britney Spears"' plays herself as one).
* The Sentinels from "
Bender Bending Rodríguezfrom Futurama.
* The Enforcer Drone from the 1990 film
* Eve from Eve of Destruction (1991)
* Evolver, villain from the movie "Evolver" (1995)
* AMEE the robot scout in the film "Red Planet", who gets stuck in military mode and destroys the human crew of the spaceship (2000).
* Many robots, including David, the lead character, in "" (2001); based on the "Supertoys" of
Brian Aldiss' short story, "Supertoys Last All Summer Long" (ISBN 0-312-28061-0).
R4-P17and the Droid Army in " Attack of the Clones" and " Revenge of the Sith" (2002) (2005).
Arnold Schwarzeneggeras the T-850 Terminator and Kristanna Lokenas the T-XTerminatrix in "" (2003).
* G2 from
Inspector Gadget 2.
* The robot butler B166ER and the residents of the machine nation of Zero-One from "
* The Sentinels from the "Matrix" series (1999-2003).
* B-4, Data's brother in "
Star Trek Nemesis" (2003).
* The "dolls", including Ria, in "
Natural City" (2003).
* Sonny (Type
NS-5), VIKI (Virtual Interactive Kinetic Intelligence), and many other robots in "I, Robot" (2004).
* The monstrous robot dog in "Rottweiler" (2004).
* The entire cast of "Robots" (2005).
Marvin the Paranoid Androidin The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy(2005).
Vahki, the robot police enforcer in "" and Bioniclestoryline also Maxilos for 07 storyline.
* "EDI" ("Extreme Deep Invader") from "Stealth" (2005).
Autobotsand Decepticonsin the 2007 film, "Transformers"
* Dor-15 and Carl in the 2007 film "
Meet the Robinsons"
* Characters from the 2008 film "
WALL-E": WALL-E, EVE, M-O, GO-4, AUTO, VN-GO, PR-T, L-T, VA-QM, BRL-A, D-FIB, HAN-S, WALL-A, BURN-E
Television films and series
1960s and earlier
* The November 13, 1959 episode of "The Twilight Zone" was titled "The Lonely" and deals with James Corry, a convicted murderer sentenced to 50 years solitary life on a barren desert planet. Allenby, the captain of the rocket which delivers supplies once each year, takes pity on Corry, and leaves him with a gynoid named Alicia who is indistinguishable from a live woman.
* Andromeda in "
A for Andromeda" (1961)
* Rosie the Maid, Max and UniBlab in "
The Jetsons" (1962)
* Robert the Robot, the transparent mechanical spaceship co-pilot in the "
Fireball XL5" British puppet television series created by Gerry Anderson(1962)
* Various unnamed robots in the series "
Space Patrol (1962)" (known as "Planet Patrol" in the US)
* K-9, Kamelion, the Movellans, and many more, in the British "
Doctor Who" series (1963–2005) (See also List of Doctor Who robots)
* Braman, built by Brains in the British marionnettes series Thunderbirds, appears in several episodes (1964-1965)
* Astro Boy from "Astro Boy" the Japanese animated series (1963–1966)
* Rhoda Miller in "
My Living Doll" (1964)
* The Cybernauts in "
The Avengers (TV series)" (1965)
* Robot B-9 in "
Lost in Space" TV series (1965–1968)
Hymie the Robotin the comedy series " Get Smart" (1965–1970)
Rosie the Robot Maid" is a robotic maid who worked for the fictional Jetson family on the animated series of the same name. She was an old obsolete model who was rescued from the scrap heap by Jane Jetson. (1962)
* Uniblab is a robot featured in an episode of the animated series "
The Jetsons", purchased by Mr. Spacely to manage his company, Spacely Sprockets. He resembles classic human managers by mistreating and informing on employees (specifically George Jetson) and playing up to the boss. (1962)
* Various minor characters and villains (Dr. Korby, Rayna, the Nomad probe, Mudd's androids) in "" (1966–1969)
Serendipity Dog- a robot character that asked questions on the BBC children's television science series "Tom Tom" (1960?-1969)
Slim John, from the BBC television series. (1969)
* Tobor The
8th Manin the Japanese anime TV series. Also, his older, stronger, but less sophisticated sister Samantha 7. See http://www.alphalink.com.au/~roglen/tobor.htm
S.A.M. (Sesame Street)the robot from Sesame Street
Voltes V, Japanese animated television series (1977)
* Zed, the rebel robot in "
The Ed and Zed Show" (c1970)
* Questor, "
The Questor Tapes" (1974)
* Mr. R.I.N.G. "" (1975) Acronym stands for Robomatic Internalized Nerve Ganglia
* Fi and Fum, the time-travelling androids from the children's series
The Lost Saucer. (1975 - 1976)
* IQ-9 of
Star Blazers, originally called Analyzer in " Space Battleship Yamato] "
* Yo-Yo, aka Geogory Yoyonovitch, "
Holmes and Yo-Yo" (1976)
* Officer Haven in " [Future Cop] " (1976-77)
* The Clinkers, "
Shields and Yarnell" (1977-78)
* K-9, the talking robotic dog (actually, dogs) from the British television series "
* Peepo, the robot from the children's series "Space Academy" (1977-1979)
* Haro, "
Mobile Suit Gundam" (1977)
* 7-Zark-7 and 1-Rover-1 in the animated series "
Battle of the Planets" (1978)
* The Cylons in "Battlestar Galactica" (1978–1980) (in the novelizations, Cylons were simply humanoid aliens wearing mechanical armor)
* Hector and "Vector" in "Battlestar Galactica"
* H.E.R.B.I.E. in the 1978 "
Fantastic Four" animated series
Mermadonfrom the TV series " Salvage 1", Government constructed android that was damaged and was suffering from a type of amnesia, when a firearm was shown to Mermadon, he reverted to battle mode, in which, a laser gun flipped out of his chest and mesh shield covered his eyes. When the government tracked him down to the Salvage 1 headquarters, Mermadon went into battle mode with full memory, when the Salvage 1 crew covered his eyes with a cloth, Mermadon's memory was returned, but his time with the Salvage 1 crew developed a conscience and did not want to go back with the government and he subsequently pulled out vital circuits from his body and shut himself down permanently. (1979)
Twikiand Dr. Theopolisin "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979)
* W1k1 or Wiki, the pocket-sized robot from the children's series
Jason of Star Command(1979-1981) (a seeming spinoff of Space Academy)
Blake's 7, science fiction series 1978-81, featured several robots and androids.
* In "
The Bionic Woman", the Fembots were a line of powerful life-like gynoids that Jaime Sommersfought in two multi-part episodes of the series: "Kill Oscar" (with help from Steve Austin) and "Fembots in Las Vegas". Despite the feminine prefix, there were also male versions, including some designed to impersonate particular individuals for the purpose of infiltration. While not truly artificially intelligent, the fembots still had extremely sophisticated programming that allowed them to pass for human in most situations.
* The BATs (Battle Android Trooper) of the evil
Cobra Organizationin "" series, first appeared in 1986.
Metal Mickeyfirst appeared on British television in the ITVLondon Weekend Television children's magazine show "The Saturday Banana" in 1979 and then in his own show from 1980 to 1983
* Clockwork Smurf, a smurf robot invented by Handy Smurf, who later becomes the companion of King Gerard in several episodes of "
KITT(Knight Industries Two Thousand), a non-humanoid robot in the form of a car (and its prototype, KARR [Knight Automated Roving Robot] ), from " Knight Rider" (1982–1986)
* The Transformers of various "Transformers" television series (1984–present)
Go-botswere featured in a Cartoon series also named "Go-Bots" around the same time as the "Transformers" series.
VoltronDefender of the Universe (1984–1986)
Robostory, this French cartoon had various robots in its main cast.
* An enemy Bioroid pilot was described by a scientist in the "Masters" story (1985) of the "
Robotech" science fiction series as a very advanced android with some sort of bio-electric device "as an artificial soul." "Robotech" adapted this story from " The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross" Japanese animated series (1984), in which these pilots are humans with mechanical implants instead of androids with artificial souls.
T-Bob, a droiddeveloped and owned by Scott Trakker, from the animated television series M.A.S.K., closely resembling R2-D2, and perhaps even a direct successor as an adapted Tx-series [http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Industrial_Automaton Industrial Automaton] astromech droid, as inferred by the show's storyline.
* Material for the ' (1987) and ' (2007) sequels described a character named
Janice Emas a "sexy robot" with an "android body." JANICE is an acronym (according to the voice actress Chase Masterson in the video: The Face behind the Voice mini-documentary) which means: Junctioned Artificial Neuro-Integrated Cybernetic Entity.
* Metalhead, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
* Vicki (Voice Input Child Indenticant) the little girl robot in "
Small Wonder" (1985)
* Vanessa from "Small Wonder"
* Foot Soldiers from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Conky 2000, robot who gives out the secret word in " Pee-wee's Playhouse", 1986 until 1991.
* Data, Lore,
Lal(Data's daughter) and Juliana Tainerin the series "" (1987–1994, plus four movies)
synthoids from several episodes of the "" series (1985).
* Chip Carson from the "
Not Quite Human" series (1987, 1989, 1992).
Tom Servo, Crow T. Robot, Gypsy and Cambot, created by and friends to Joel Hodgsonand later Mike Nelsonfrom " Mystery Science Theater 3000" (1988)
* The Skutters,
Kryten, the Simulants and many others from " Red Dwarf" (1988)
* Blitz, a robotic dog from the cartoon "C.O.P.S.", 1988 and 1989.
* Roberta from "
Not Quite Human II" (1989)
* No-No, from the animated children's series "
* Blinky, from the animated children's series "
ASTAR, a golden robot promoting safe play to children
* Jinx from the 1986 film "
* Simon, a humanoid robot with the mind scanned from a dead little boy with AI technology. He was built by the boy's sister to preserve the life of her brother. Appeared in "
Tales from the Darkside"
* Robin, a small robot made by the clown Bassie in the children's series "
Bassie en Adriaan"
Arale Norimaki, the main character of the Japanese animated series " Dr. Slump"
Kamelion, the shape shifting robot companion from " Doctor Who"
* Androids 16-20 (Gero), Cell, Super 17 and many others, "Dragon Ball" series.
* Sgt. Eve Edison, robot
police officerin " Mann & Machine" (1992)
Alphafrom the TV series " The Flash", a government constructed female android, gynoid, assassin, that develops a conscience and determines that killing is wrong and wishes to be free from government control. (1990 - 1991)
* Beta from the TV series "
The Flash", government built android assassin reprogrammed to find Alpha.
The Bots Master, a cartoon series that was featured on the Fox networkabout a genius boy called Ziv "ZZ" Zulander who controls many robots. (1993)
Alpha 5from " Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" (1993–1996) to ""
Machine Empirefrom "" to " Power Rangers in Space"
* Battle Borgs from "
Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers" (1995)
Alpha 6from ' to ' and ""
* 790, the sarcastic and perverse bodyless robot head of "
Blue Senturion, robotic Intergalactic Police Officer from "" to " Power Rangers in Space"
Buffybot, April and Ted in the series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997)
* Bender the robot, as well as Flexo, Santa-Bot and Kwanzaa-Bot, and other assorted robots including the Epsilon Rho Rho fraternity robots, in the
animated series"Futurama" (1999)
Melfinafrom " Outlaw Star".
Psycho Rangersfrom " Power Rangers"
* Quantrons from "
Power Rangers in Space"
* Robot Devil, the demonic ruler of Robot Hell in the
animated series"Futurama" (1999)
* The marionettes from the anime series "
Saber Marionette R" (1995), " Saber Marionette J" (1997), " Saber Marionette J Again" (1998), and " Saber Marionette J to X" (1999)
* Rusty, the boy robot of the animated series "
Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot"
Andromonand Guardromon, in the Digimonanime series
* Satan's Robot, a meta-fictional robot in "The Adventures of Captain Proton", a
holodeckprogram from ""
* "'Coconuts" from "
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog"
Scratch and Grounder" from " Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog"
* Slo-Mo from "
SWATbots, from "Sonic the Hedgehog" and " Sonic Underground"
Zords, giant fighting machines from all seasons of " Power Rangers" series
* Ian Favre, CPB officer in "
Total Recall 2070"
* Multi (HMX-12), Serio (HMX-13) are experimental humanoid maid robots from "
* Zero the service robot in
Earth 2 (TV series)
* Beetleborg AVs (Attack Vehicles) and Gargantis the Attack Mobile Carrier in "
Big Bad Beetleborgs".
* Beetleborg BVs (Battle Vehicles) in "Beetleborgs Metallix".
* Roboborg and Boron in "Beetleborgs Metallix".
* VR Troopertron in the second season of "
* Ken in "
The Tomorrow Man (1996)", sent into the past to save its Inventor and prevent a missile disaster.
* Robocrook in the PBS game show "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"
RommieGabriel/Balance of Judgement, Pax Magelanic and various other warship AIs/Avatars from "Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda" (2001-2005)
Alpha 7from ""
* XR(eXperimental Ranger) , the indestructible, self healing sidekick robot in "
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command" (also XL, the proto-version of XR)
* Ant Drones, Flying Termites, Beetle Drones and various other robots from the "
Samurai Jack" series
* Chii, the Persocom in the Japanese anime series "
Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Futurefrom " Aqua Teen Hunger Force"
D.A.V.E.from " The Batman"
* Zurg's robots from "
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command"
* Robot Jones from "
Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?" (2002)
Tachikomaspider tanks from ""
* Thundercleese from "
The Brak Show" (2001–2003)
* GIR and the Robo-Parents from "
Invader Zim" (2001)
* "Jenny" XJ-9 Wakeman and her sisters from "
My Life as a Teenage Robot" (2003)
R. Dorothy Waynerightin " The Big O" (2003)
* The Mobile Doll systems onboard Virgos and other mobile suits in "
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing".
* C.A.R.R from "
Stroker and Hoop"
* Constable Biggles from ""
* Cyclobots from ""
* Cylons from "Battlestar Galactica"
* G.U.A.R.D.O. from "
The Venture Bros."
H.E.L.P.eR., a robot developed by Jonas Venture, Sr., in "The Venture Bros."
* The Interrodroids from "The Middleman"
* Jack Spicer's army of Jack-bots, including robots of himself and other people in "
Karaibots from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
* Krybots from ""
* Mahoro, the protagonist of "
* The Mechadrones from "
* Goddard, "
Jimmy Neutron"'s robot pet dog.
Bill Cosbyfrom " South Park"
* Mecha-Streisand from "
* Megas from "
* NOS-4-A2 a robotic vampire from "
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command"
* , Robotic Interactive Canine who transforms itself into a Canine Cannon from ""
* , Series One Processor Hyper Intelligent Encriptor who is kidnapped and used for her programming from ""
Rabbotfrom " Aqua Teen Hunger Force"
* The replicators, seen in multiple seasons of "
* T-Bot, from "
* TurtleBot, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
* Santa Clone from "
The Santa Clause 2"
* Mr Dent, nanotech enforcer from "
MEGASfrom " Megas XLR"
Robert Torkelson, from "Albert & Friends".
* X-5 from "
* Anne Droid, Trin-E, Zu-Zana and Davinadroid from the "
Doctor Who" episode " Bad Wolf"
* S.A.M Weather controling robot from "
* Satan's Robot, usually in service for Dr. Chaotica but impressionable enough to sometimes work for good, in episodes of "" when the holodeck program "Captain Proton" is run
* Zeta from the TV show, "
The Zeta Project".
* HMX-17a Ilfa, HMX-17b Milfa, and HMX-17c Shilfa are experimental maid robots from "
Miyu Greerfrom the anime series " My-HiME" and " My-Otome".
* Briareos is a cyborg from "Appleseed" Japanese manga
* SILKY(MMF108-41) is egosystem robot from "
* Serling from ""
* Viral from ""
Mackenzie Hartfordfrom ""
Gunslingerfrom " Trinity Blood"
* Yui, an otaku's android maid from "Koharu Biyori"
* Robositter, from
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
* Woodbot and Rockbot from "
The Emperor's New School"
Comic Books/Graphic novels
Mad Thinker's Awesome Androidin " Fantastic Four" and various other Marvel Comics. Would later be featured in She Hulk's 2004 series under the name 'Awesome Andy'.
* "Clickers" from Top 10
* Coheed (the Beast), Cambria (The Knowledge), Jesse (The Inferno), Mayo Deftinwolf, and a number of other IRO-Bot "children", who are genetically altered humans with superhuman powers and robotic qualities, (i.e: can be taken apart and terminated) from the graphic novel series
The Amory Warswritten by Coheed and Cambriafrontman Claudio Sanchez. The characters and plotlines are also incorporated into the band's music.
* Computo created by
Doctor Doom's Doombots in " Fantastic Four" (1961)
* Fugitoid in "
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
G.I. Robot, a construct used by the U.S. Marines in World War II, which appeared in " Weird War Tales"
* Grag and Otho from the pulp magazines "
Captain Future" & " Startling Stories"
* The Golden Age Human Torch in "
Marvel Comics", (1938)
* Jeremy Feeple and Professor Steamhead got replaced with badly constructed, unconvincing robot doubles (which eventually exploded) in an early issue of
Ninja High School.
* The Living Brain from "
Machine Manaka Aaron Stackfrom " Marvel Comics"
* The Manhunters in "
Green Lantern" (1959)
* Mousers in "
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Red Tornado, Amazoand Tomorrow Womanand HourmanIII in " JLA" (1968)
Robotmanin DC Comics" Doom Patrol" (1963)
* Robo-Robotnik from the Archie Sonic the Hedgehog comic book.
* The Robots in the comic book
Magnus, Robot Fighter. These include:
** 1A, the oldest sentient robot, protector of mankind, who raised Magnus.
H8, the robot police chief, who plots against mankind.
* The Sentinels in "
Skeets Booster Golds robot companion
Spider-Slayers from the Spider-Mancomics
Supermanduplicates, Brainiac (pre-Crisis) and Kelex in " Superman", (1958)
Ultron, the Vision, Jocasta and Alkhemain "The Avengers" (1963)
* Young Vision, a member of the
Young Avengers. A rebooted new version of the Vision.
Transmetropolitan" features AIs who abuse virtual hallucinogens
* Android from Frank Miller's "Hard Bolied"
* Ida from
The Middle Man
ABC Warriorsfrom the comic "2000 AD", includes Hammerstein
* Android Andy, a parody of Robot Archie in "
Armoured Gideonfrom 2000AD.
Brassneckin " The Dandy"
Mechanismo, a range of robo-Judges from " Judge Dredd"
Robot Archiein the UK comic "Valiant" who has appeared in "Zenith" and "Albion"
Ro-Busters", a "2000 AD" series
Walter the Wobotrobotic servant to Judge Dreddalso from "2000 AD"
* Robo-cops from Incal (by Moebius & Jodorowsky)
* Robots from planet Des from polish series "Gods from The Space", written by
Arnold Mostowiczand Alfred Górnyand illustrated by Bogusław Polch.
* Otomox, the self-proclaimed "Robot Master" [ [http://www.coolfrenchcomics.com/otomox.htm Otomox ] at www.coolfrenchcomics.com]
Manga (Japanese comics)
Doraemonin a mangaby Fujiko Fujio(1969)
* Chihiro and Robita plus various other robots from
Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix (manga)( 1971)
Project 2501in Masamune Shirow's " Ghost in the Shell" Japanese mangadescribes an espionage AI that achieves sentience. (1991)
* Marilyn, named after
Marilyn Monroe, in Kazuo Umezu's 1982 manga"My name is Shingo"
Chachamaru Karakuri, plus other robots, in the manga Negimaby Ken Akamatsu.
Banpeiand Sigelin " Oh My Goddess!" by Kosuke Fujishima.
* Rin Asakura, Bathyscaphe and other robots, cyborgs and space-vessels-that-look-like-humans in
The World of Narue, by Tomohiro Marukawa
* Robotman 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.
* Alice, Garth's sentient computer in "
* Atomic Chef, a cooking robot from the
Isle of Wight, who awaits the end of the world in Slough, England. [ [http://www.drunkduck.com/Atomic_Chef/ Atomic Chef hosted by DrunkDuck.com ] at www.drunkduck.com]
* ARPA-01 (female type) and VIC-02 (male type) virtual intercourse companions in "
Sexy Losers"' "Scientific Erotican" plot thread (2003)
*"Clanks", various (steam powered?) robots in
Phil Foglio's steampunkfantasy " Girl Genius".
* Eve, a female android from "
Applegeeks", built using Apple Macintoshparts.
* 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 aka 'Zeke' - Formerly known as the "X-bot", the anthropomorphised
Xboxconsole from the webcomic " Ctrl+Alt+Del".
* Fruit Fucker, a semi-sentient kitchen appliance in the
webcomicPenny Arcade that has sex with fruit and ejaculates the juice.
* J-LB8/Jalea Bates in "
Melonpool". Started as a robot, later to become 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
droidfrom " The Polymer City Chronicles".
* The Ottobot, [http://www.pvponline.com/archive.php3?archive=20020211] a robot duplicate of the character Francis Ray Ottoman featured in "
* PC, ASCII and O in Funny Farm.
* Ping, the
PlayStation 2accessory robot-girl from Fred Gallagher's " Megatokyo".
* Pintsize, an AnthroPC from "
Questionable Content". Other AnthroPCs have featured in "Questionable Content".
* Robo-Britney B-1000, a T-1000 style robot from
Robot Frank, an internet personality found at [http://robotfrank.com Robot Frank's website]
* A sugar powered robot suit owned by Beefsteak from "
* The self-aware technology in "
* Various characters in "Freefall", including Helix.
* Various characters in "".
* Various characters from "
Diesel Sweeties", including Clango Cyclotron.
Web based media
* Stella 4D, aka Manager 45, on [http://www.gomoonbase.com/vidpod.php?vid=26 GO Moonbase] , first appears in episode 26
* 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 Grape Nuts Robot, Created by
Bubsto imitate Strong Badfrom Homestar RunnerAppears here [ [http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail69.html Compy 386! ] at www.homestarrunner.com]
* Schniz, Fulker, CPDoom, and various background characters from [http://mr-insomnia777.deviantart.com Andrew Kauervane's] My God, Robots!
* "Lopez, Church, and Tex" - characters from the Rooster Teeth machinima
Red vs. Blue. Only Lopez is a true artificial lifeform, as both Church and Tex exist only as ghosts. Both characters died during the course of the series, existing from that point onward as ghosts. They possess mechanical bodies similar to Lopez, however.
Computer and video games
* Arthur from The Journeyman Project video game series
* The many mining and defense robots in the Descent series of games.
* The mining robots and combots from
* Floyd, the lovable sidekick robot from the
Infocomtext adventure " Planetfall".
* The distinct robots in the classic "Mega Man" series, including the main character Mega Man and the
* The Metal Gears from the "Metal Gear" series.
* Custom Robo
* The evil robots from ""
* The robot bosses from ""
* Assorted monsters from the "
Final Fantasy" series, including the superboss Omega Weapon.
Badniks, the E-Series robots and Metallix; all developed by Dr. Robotnikin the "Sonic the Hedgehog" series.
* Captain Whisker from the "Sonic the Hedgehog" series
* Dr Ion and various other robots from "
Emerland Gemerlfrom the "Sonic the Hedgehog" series
Metal Sonicand Metal Knucklesfrom the "Sonic the Hedgehog" series
EggRobofrom the "Sonic the Hedgehog" series
Reploids of the " Mega Man X" and " Mega Man Zero" series, and " Mega Man ZX", robots with the ability to think, feel, and make their own decisions, much like human beings.
* Enemy robots from
Cyrax, Sektor, and Smoke from the Mortal Kombat series.
* The Drones and Mainframe from "
* Robo from "
Cyberdiscand Sectopodspecies in "".
* Jack and its variants from the Tekken series.
* Gadget and Gadget Z from "
Suikoden II" and " Suikoden III" respectively.
Cait Sith, a fortune-telling robotic cat controlled via remote by a man named Reeve Teusti, from " Final Fantasy VII". By extension, Cait Sith rides atop a giant, robotic moogleto which Cait Sith relays commands through a megaphone.
* ROB 64 from the "Star Fox" series, starting with "
Star Fox 64".
* Emeralda, a colony of
nanomachinesfrom " Xenogears".
Servbots from " Mega Man Legends".
*Hengar from "
* Terror Drone from ""
* HMX-12 Multi and HMX-13 Serio, the popular robot maids from "
To Heart" as well as their successor, HMX-17a Ilfa from " To Heart 2".
Robo-Kys from the " Guilty Gear" series.
* Ershin from "
Breath of Fire IV".
* The "machina" from "
Final Fantasy X" and " Final Fantasy X-2".
343 Guilty Spark, from the "Halo series of video games".
Clank, Doctor Nefarious and countless others in the "Ratchet & Clank" series.
KOS-MOS, MOMO, and the Realians from the " Xenosaga" trilogy.
* Robots from "
System Shock" game
* Thursday, sidekick of Captain Gordon the 37th Defender of Earth (and later itself the 38th Defender of Earth) from ".
* Turtlebot from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
HK-47from "", part of the Star WarsExpanded Universe
*Kurt Zisa, a secret
Heartlessboss in the American and Final Mix versions of " Kingdom Hearts".
2401 Penitent Tangent, from " Halo 2".
* The entire Core army in "
* Geary, a
cleanliness-obsessed and evilrobot from " Crash Nitro Kart".
* The Ridepod, a customizable
industrial revolution-style robot that Max can ride in the dungeons in the RPG " Dark Cloud 2".
* Dog from "
* Robot enemies from "
Journey to Silius"/Raf World
* "", a tiny robot housekeeper that is the main playable character in the game of same name.
* Mike, a "
karaokerobot" from "". However, its creator, Dr. Crygor used him as a janitor.
* Browny from ""
* The Robot boss from "Contra: Hard Corps"
* Robot enemies from ""
* Various robot enemies from ""
* The Copyroid, a robot that allows a Net-Navi to be projected into the real world and interact with it in "
MegaMan Battle Network 6".
* Yumemi Hoshino, a main character in the visual novel "".
* Many enemies and bosses from "
* CD-288 from ""
* Probotector PAL version of
Contrawith the human characters replaced with robots
* Quote and Curly Brace, the 'soldiers from the surface' in "
* Serval Protoss units from
* Most GUN units from
Sonic the Hedgehog seriesare robots
* LapTrap from
The Learning Company's " The ClueFinders" series.
Virtual Woman, who can be programmed with a new personality, appearance, and history.
* Sasuke, a clockwork robot ninja in the ganbare goemon series
* Goemon impact, a very big clockwork robot also in ganbare goemon that is modelled after Goemon himself
* Miss impact, a female counterpart to Goemon impact also in ganbare goemon that is modelled after omistu
* T-elos(Telos), Ziggy, the E.S. units and the Zarathustra system in Xenosaga
* The various classes of Forerunner Sentinels from "Halo".
* The Jack of All Trades (or Jack) robot from "
Gears of War".
* Big Robot Bill of the computer game "The Neverhood"
* The W-Numbers of "".
* Harry Harrison / Marvin Minsky: "The Turing Option" (novel)
* Solace in the "Callahan's Place" stories of
* Haro, mascot character of U.C.
Sy Borgfrom Frank Zappa's " Joe's Garage".
* "Fetchers", accident prone and apologetic gopher robots from the
BBCradio series "Nineteen Ninety-Four" by William Osborne and Richard Turner.
ShawabtyThe idea of "something" to do the work in the ancient Egypt
* [http://us.games-workshop.com/games/40K/necrons/default.htm Necrons] from the WARHAMMER 40K table top game/hobby
* Rick and his Robot (One of the four pillar of Elephant in the Snake)
Cyborgs in fiction
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* [http://www.geocities.com/brizglace/movie.htm Robots in Movies] – Over 600 movies with Robots, Androids, Cyborgs and A.I.
* [http://www.geocities.com/brizglace/tv.htm Robots on TV] – Over 300 TV-Series with Robots, Androids, Cyborgs and A.I.
* [http://www.robothalloffame.org/index.html Robot Hall of Fame at CMU] – With fictional inductees HAL-9000 and R2-D2
* [http://www.answers.com/topic/list-of-fictional-robots-and-androids Answers.com list of fictional robots and androids]
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* [http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/8102/the_screen_robots_ready_reckoner.html Round-up of fictional TV and movie robots at Den Of Geek]
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