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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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This list of fictional robots and androids is a chronological list, 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 computers for all fictional computers depicted as static machines.



See also mechanical automata produced for entertainment in the eighteenth century.


See also Robots in literature

19th century and earlier

Early 1900s


1940s (and Isaac Asimov specifically)

1950s and 60s


1980s and possibly 1990s



  • Emily Dickinson in the Joyce Carol Oates story "EDickinsonRepliLuxe," (2006)
  • Kim Fox is one of a number of sentient android characters in the Richard Evans stories Machine Nation (2002) and its sequel Robophobia (2004).
  • Erasmus, an independent robot in the Legends of Dune series by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (2002-2004).
  • Thinkbot - Meet David Tossell's touchy-feeling being in a tin can. Learn about the robotic future of toys, weapons, football and ironing (2005).


1930s and earlier







Television films and series

1960s and earlier


  • 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. The Night Stalker (1975) Acronym stands for Robomatic Internalized Nerve Ganglia
  • The time-travelling androids Fi and Fum from the children's series The Lost Saucer. (1975 - 1976)
  • Yo-Yo, aka Geogory Yoyonovitch, Holmes and Yo-Yo (1976)
  • Officer Haven [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 (19781980) (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 Seven, science fiction series 1978-81, featured several robots and androids.




Comics/Graphic Novels

Comic Books


Comic strips

  • 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.

Web based media

Animated Shorts/Series


Web Comics


  • 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

Unsorted works

See also

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