25 Most Famous Fictional Robots In History

Humans have always been fascinated with the notion of robots.  The earliest accounts of such notions can be traced all the way back to the 3rd century BC ancient China where a curious description within the Lie Zi text describes an artificial humanoid who could mimic human operations. As our society and technology advances, so does the creativity and scope of robotic lore which has presented robots as more than just mechanical servants but even as superheroes. So join us as we take a trip through these 25 famous fictional robots and see how extensive our lore of robots has become.

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Rosie the Maid

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A humanoid robot fictional character from the animated TV series, The Jetsons, Rosie the Maid first appeared in 1960 where she played the maid and housekeeper of the family. She was depicted wearing a frilly apron and was often seen with a vacuum cleaner. Voiced by Jean VanderPyl, she calls George Jetson, the patriarch of the Jetson’s family, as “Mr. J.”


Lion Force Voltron, Defender of the Universe

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Lion Force Voltron is a super sized robot from the animated series entitled Voltron, Defender of the Universe. The series featured a team of five young pilots that commanded five robot lions which could combine to create the super giant robot, Voltron. In an undefined future era, the Voltron Force was created to defend the galaxy from evil and protect the planet ruled by Princess Allure from the king’s son Lotor and the evil witch Haggar. The Lion Force Voltron is one of three Voltrons; Vehicle Voltron and Gladiator Voltron are the other two, however only Lion Force and Vehicle Voltron were made into a cartoon series.


The Robot

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Despite that “The Robot” has no given name in the “Lost in Space” movie, this Class M-3 Model B9 goes beyond its usual function as a General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robot as it shows human emotions and can interact with humans. It also knows how to play the electric guitar while showing its revolutionary weapons and employing its superhuman strength when necessary.




KITT or the Knight Industries Two Thousand is a talking Trans Am car that captured the hearts of many viewers from the hit TV series, Knight Rider, starring David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight. This semi autonomous robot was the trusted side kick to Michael Knight, saving him from many dire situations thus developing a strong friendship bond. KITT’s many features included the Turbo Boost, the ability to drive without a human driver, a molecular bonded shell body armor that could resist impact and most artillery; and the Super Pursuit Mode just to name a few.




Included in the Japanese Godzilla series back in the 1950s, Mechagodzilla was created by the Simians, a race of humanoid apes, in order to achieve world domination. It first appeared in the series disguising itself as Godzilla and destroyed cities. Because of its advanced weaponry and technology, its many weapons, including that of Godzilla’s atomic breath, proved to be the King of Beast’s most formidable foe.

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