This list of fictional robots and androids
is a chronological
list, categorised by medium. It includes all depictions of robots
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 computers for all fictional computers depicted as static machines.
- See also mechanical automata produced for entertainment in the eighteenth century.
19th century and earlier
- 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 from ivory, Galatea, and then promptly fell in love with her after the goddess Aphrodite brings 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)
- In 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
- 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 Renard and 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 film created by the famed Austrian-German director Fritz Lang which 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.
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 Isaac Asimov:
- 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
- The 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 book and 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 Ted Hughes (1968)
- 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).
- The masculine plot to replace women with perfect looking, obedient robot replicas -- The Stepford Wives (1972) by Ira Levin
- HARLIE in When H.A.R.L.I.E. was One by David Gerrold (1972)
- Setaur, Aniel, and Terminus in Tales of Pirx the Pilot by Stanisław Lem (1973)
- 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 Bryner famously portrays a western gunfighter android.
- Marvin the Paranoid Android in 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 Kraken and miscellaneous other androids from James Follett's Earthsearch series (1980–1981) (originally a radio series, then a two book series).
- The Mind's I edited by Daniel C. Dennett and 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
- The Boppers, a race of moon-based robots that achieve independence from humanity, in the series of books The Ware Tetralogy by Rudy Rucker.
- Solo, from Robert Mason's novel Weapon
- L-Ron, from the DC Comics series Justice League International.
1930s and earlier
- 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 Jaguar in 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 John Carpenter)
- Mechagodzilla in various Godzilla films (1974).
- Box, in Logan's Run (1976)
- Necron-99, later called "Peace" from Ralph Bakshi's Wizards (1977).
- C-3PO, R2-D2 in Star Wars (1977) and Star Wars episodes
- 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 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (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 D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)
- Bishop in Aliens (1986)
- Johnny 5 and 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 Ship in Flight of the Navigator (1986)
- Tik-Tok in Return to Oz (1985)
- Number 5 in Short Circuit (1986)
- ED-209 in 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 Spaceballs (1987)
- The android Astor, played by Stacey Williams, in Gangster World (1988)
- Jinx from the 1986 film SpaceCamp.
- Val, Aqua, Phil and others from 1981's Heartbeeps
- Robotman in the animated series as created by Jim Meddick
- MARK13 in Hardware
- The good and evil robotic doubles in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
- Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-101 and Robert Patrick as the T-1000 Model Terminator in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
- Alsatia Zevo, the gynoid sister of Leslie Zevo and dollmaker in Toys. (1992)
- Battle Droids in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- Project 2501 in the movie adaptation of Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell Japanese manga anime describes AI surveillance of population. (1995)
- Bishop in Alien³ (1992)
- "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 Alien: Resurrection (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 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, it's revealed that the character Vanessa Kensington was a fembot, and in Austin Powers in Goldmember, Britney Spears plays herself as one).
- The Sentinels from The Matrix.
- Bender Bending Rodríguez from Futurama.
- The Enforcer Drone from the 1990 film Spaced Invaders
- 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 Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001); based on the "Supertoys" of Brian Aldiss' short story, Supertoys Last All Summer Long (ISBN 0-312-28061-0).
- R4-P17 and the Droid Army in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith (2002) (2005).
- Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-850 Terminator and Kristanna Loken as the T-X Terminatrix in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).
- G2 from Inspector Gadget 2.
- The robot butler B166ER and the residents of the machine nation of Zero-One from The Animatrix.
- 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 Android in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005).
- The Vahki, the robot police enforcer in Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui and Bionicle storyline also Maxilos for 07 storyline.
- "EDI" ("Extreme Deep Invader") from Stealth (2005).
- Autobots and Decepticons in 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 Robot in 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 Star Trek (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 Man in 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. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (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 Doctor Who.
- 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
- Mermadon from 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)
- Twiki and Dr. Theopolis in 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 Sommers fought 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 Organization in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series, first appeared in 1986.
- Metal Mickey first appeared on British television in the ITV London 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 The Smurfs
- 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-bots were featured in a Cartoon series also named Go-Bots around the same time as the Transformers series.
- Voltron Defender 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 droid developed 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 Industrial Automaton astromech droid, as inferred by the show's storyline.
- Material for the Robotech II: The Sentinels (1987) and Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (2007) sequels described a character named Janice Em as 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 Tainer in the series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994, plus four movies)
- The synthoids from several episodes of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 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 Hodgson and later Mike Nelson from 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 Ulysses 31
- Blinky, from the animated children's series Bucky O'Hare
- ASTAR, a golden robot promoting safe play to children
- Jinx from the 1986 film SpaceCamp.
- 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 officer in Mann & Machine (1992)
- Alpha from 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 network about a genius boy called Ziv "ZZ" Zulander who controls many robots. (1993)
- Alpha 5 from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993–1996) to Power Rangers: Turbo
- Machine Empire from Power Rangers: Zeo to Power Rangers in Space
- Battle Borgs from Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers (1995)
- Alpha 6 from Power Rangers: Turbo to Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy and Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive
- 790, the sarcastic and perverse bodyless robot head of Lexx
- Blue Senturion, robotic Intergalactic Police Officer from Power Rangers: Turbo 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)
- Melfina from Outlaw Star.
- Psycho Rangers from 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
- Andromon and Guardromon, in the Digimon anime series
- Satan's Robot, a meta-fictional robot in The Adventures of Captain Proton, a holodeck program from Star Trek: Voyager
- 'Coconuts from Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
- 'Scratch and Grounder from Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
- Slo-Mo from Space Precinct
- 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 ToHeart anime
- 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 VR Troopers.
- 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?
- Rommie Gabriel/Balance of Judgement, Pax Magelanic and various other warship AIs/Avatars from Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (2001-2005)
- Frax from Power Rangers: Time Force
- Alpha 7 from Power Rangers: Wild Force
- 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 Chobits (2002)
- Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future from 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)
- The Tachikoma spider tanks from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
- 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 Wayneright in 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 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward
- Cyclobots from Power Rangers: Time Force
- 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 Xiaolin Showdown.
- Karaibots from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Krybots from Power Rangers: S.P.D.
- Mahoro, the protagonist of Mahoromatic.
- The Mechadrones from Ben 10
- Goddard, Jimmy Neutron's robot pet dog.
- Bill Cosby from South Park
- Mecha-Streisand from South Park
- Megas from Megas XLR
- NOS-4-A2 a robotic vampire from Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
- R.I.C. 2.0, Robotic Interactive Canine who transforms itself into a Canine Cannon from Power Rangers: S.P.D.
- S.O.P.H.I.E., Series One Processor Hyper Intelligent Encriptor who is kidnapped and used for her programming from Power Rangers: S.P.D.
- Rabbot from Aqua Teen Hunger Force
- The replicators, seen in multiple seasons of Stargate SG-1.
- T-Bot, from Megas XLR
- TurtleBot, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Santa Clone from The Santa Clause 2
- Mr Dent, nanotech enforcer from Codename Eternity
- MEGAS from Megas XLR
- Robert Torkelson, from Albert & Friends.
- X-5 from Atomic Betty
- Anne Droid, Trin-E, Zu-Zana and Davinadroid from the Doctor Who episode Bad Wolf
- S.A.M Weather controling robot from Ben 10
- Satan's Robot, usually in service for Dr. Chaotica but impressionable enough to sometimes work for good, in episodes of Star Trek: Voyager 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 ToHeart2
- Miyu Greer from the anime series My-HiME and My-Otome.
- Briareos is a cyborg from Appleseed Japanese manga
- SILKY(MMF108-41) is egosystem robot from POST GIRL
- Serling from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward
- Viral from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward
- Mackenzie Hartford from Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive
- Gunslinger from 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
- The Mad Thinker's Awesome Android in 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 Wars written by Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez. The characters and plotlines are also incorporated into the band's music.
- Computo created by Brainiac 5
- 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 Spider-Man comics
- Machine Man aka Aaron Stack from Marvel Comics
- The Manhunters in Green Lantern (1959)
- The Metal Men (1962)
- Mousers in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- The Red Tornado, Amazo and Tomorrow Woman and Hourman III in JLA (1968)
- Robotman in 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 X-Men (1963)
- Skeets Booster Golds robot companion
- The Spider-Slayers from the Spider-Man comics
- The Superman duplicates, Brainiac (pre-Crisis) and Kelex in Superman, (1958)
- Ultron, the Vision, Jocasta and Alkhema in 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
- Robo-cops from Incal (by Moebius & Jodorowsky)
- Robots from planet Des from polish series "Gods from The Space", written by Arnold Mostowicz and Alfred Górny and illustrated by Bogusław Polch.
- Otomox, the self-proclaimed "Robot Master
Manga (Japanese comics)
- 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 Comedity.
- Atomic Chef, a cooking robot from the Isle of Wight, who awaits the end of the world in Slough, England.
- 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 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 aka '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.
- 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 droid from The Polymer City Chronicles.
- The Ottobot, 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. Other AnthroPCs have featured in Questionable Content.
- Robo-Britney B-1000, a T-1000 style robot from Justice Squad
- Robot Frank, an internet personality found at Robot Frank's website
- A sugar powered robot suit owned by Beefsteak from Filthy Lies!.
- The self-aware technology in Gene Catlow.
- Various characters in Freefall, including Helix.
- Various characters in 21st Century Fox.
- Various characters from Diesel Sweeties, including Clango Cyclotron.
Web based media
- Stella 4D, aka Manager 45, on 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 Bubs to imitate Strong Bad from Homestar Runner Appears here
- Schniz, Fulker, CPDoom, and various background characters from 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 Red Faction
- Floyd, the lovable sidekick robot from the Infocom text adventure Planetfall.
- The distinct robots in the classic Mega Man series, including the main character Mega Man and the Robot Masters.
- The Metal Gears from the Metal Gear series.
- Custom Robo
- The evil robots from Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue
- The robot bosses from Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Assorted monsters from the Final Fantasy series, including the superboss Omega Weapon.
- The Badniks, the E-Series robots and Metallix; all developed by Dr. Robotnik in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
- Captain Whisker from the Sonic the Hedgehog series
- Dr Ion and various other robots from God Hand
- Emerl and Gemerl from the Sonic the Hedgehog series
- Metal Sonic and Metal Knuckles from the Sonic the Hedgehog series
- EggRobo from the Sonic the Hedgehog series
- The 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 Robotron: 2084
- Cyrax, Sektor, and Smoke from the Mortal Kombat series.
- The Drones and Mainframe from Gunman Chronicles
- Robo from Chrono Trigger.
- The Cyberdisc and Sectopod species in X-COM: UFO Defense.
- 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 moogle to which Cait Sith relays commands through a megaphone.
- ROB 64 from the Star Fox series, starting with Star Fox 64.
- Emeralda, a colony of nanomachines from Xenogears.
- The Servbots from Mega Man Legends.
- Hengar from Monster Rancher.
- Terror Drone from Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
- 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.
- The 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 Disgaea: Hour of Darkness.
- Turtlebot from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- HK-47 from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, part of the Star Wars Expanded Universe
- Kurt Zisa, a secret Heartless boss in the American and Final Mix versions of Kingdom Hearts.
- 2401 Penitent Tangent, from Halo 2.
- The entire Core army in Total Annihilation.
- Geary, a cleanliness-obsessed and evil robot 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 Half-Life 2.
- Robot enemies from Journey to Silius/Raf World
- Chibi-Robo, a tiny robot housekeeper that is the main playable character in the game of same name.
- Mike, a "karaoke robot" from WarioWare: Touched!. However, its creator, Dr. Crygor used him as a janitor.
- Rocket: Robot on Wheels
- Browny from Contra: Hard Corps
- The Robot boss from Contra: Hard Corps
- Robot enemies from The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
- Various robot enemies from Spider-Man: Friend or Foe
- 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 Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume.
- Many enemies and bosses from Smash TV
- CD-288 from Contra: Legacy of War
- Probotector PAL version of Contra with the human characters replaced with robots
- Quote and Curly Brace, the 'soldiers from the surface' in Doukutsu Monogatari.
- Serval Protoss units from StarCraft are robotic
- Most GUN units from Sonic the Hedgehog series are robots
- LapTrap from The Learning Company's The ClueFinders series.
- R-110 from TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
- 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 Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2.
- Harry Harrison / Marvin Minsky: The Turing Option (novel)
- Solace in the Callahan's Place stories of Spider Robinson
- Haro, mascot character of U.C.Gundam.
- Sy Borg from Frank Zappa's Joe's Garage.
- Fetchers, accident prone and apologetic gopher robots from the BBC radio series Nineteen Ninety-Four by William Osborne and Richard Turner.
- Shawabty The idea of something to do the work in the ancient Egypt
- Necrons from the WARHAMMER 40K table top game/hobby
- Rick and his Robot (One of the four pillar of Elephant in the Snake)