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

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.

Theatre

For robots produced for entertainment in the eighteenth century, see Automaton § Modern automata.

Literature

See also: Robots in literature

19th century and earlier

Early 1900s

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950s and 1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

Radio

Music

Film

1940s and earlier

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

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1960s and earlier

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

Comics

Comic books/graphic novels

American

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Australian

British

Franco-Belgian

Other European

South American

Manga (Japanese comics)

Comic strips

Web comics

Web-based media

Animated shorts/series

Flash

Web series

Machinima

Podcasts

Computer and video games

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See also

Notes

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