20 Famous Real Robots In History

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Humans always have a great fascination with robots and this kind of science fiction characters. The whole thing has begun in the early 3rd century BC. A china story writer tells some character which sounds humanoid. As our society and technology advances, we assume that character in real and in 2019 you can see the facts on your eyes.

In the mid-1800s there was some huge contribution of formatting robotics and their demands. Nowadays robots are not only using as a toy or something that recreates us. We can see the huge contribution of robots in our regular life. In this article, we have discussed the fictional characters what inspires to make something new or they have made from the original one. Let’s have a look.

Here Are 20 Famous Robots Real

1. Astro Boy

Astro Boy

This was a popular series in Japan created by Osamu Tezuka, this Astro boy is an atomic-powered robot. This character is also known as Iron Arm Astro. This character was first introduced in 1952 in a cartoon series Manga series. There is a movie based on the Astro boy which was released in 1962.

2. Bender


This robotic idea has come from to build a robot who will be industrial metal working. But later it founds that this robot smokes a cigarette and drinks beer! This robot can live less than a billion years and the memory of this robot cannot be transferred. The origin is from Mexico. 

3. Bishop


This is actually a movie scene where this android robot serves the United States Marine Corps and has a designation of a rank officer. This robot could use his abilities and skills in fighting against a xenomorph infestation in the movie. Because of some selflessness, he was deactivated later in the movie.

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4. Data


This android creature had a rank of Lieutenant Commander who served in USS enterprise. This robot had amazing compulsions and skills. This robot was able to understand human emotions and pain. The creator of this robot put an emotional cheep when he was creating this one.

5. ED-209


ED-209 is a fictional android in the movie franchise, Robocop. which was first shown in 1987, It not only served as heavy machine robotics but became the source of comic relief for the movie. Though everything this robot had a great lack of intelligence, What has shown, many times.

6. Evangelions


Also known as EVAs are some kinds of huge robots which were piloted by a child who was only 14 years old. This comic was invented by the Marduk Institute of Animation Series. These huge robots were created by the shape of Japanese folklore Oni. The pilots were children and that’s why it became very popular.

7. HAL 9000

HAL 9000

This is not a physical robot, this is actually known as Heuristically Programmed Algorithmic Computer. The computer that controls the ship “Discovery One” in the movie 2001: Space Odyssey. This was the main brain of the ship that also could communicate with the astronauts inside this.

8. Johnny 5

Johnny 5

Names as Number 5, because this was the 5th robot what was created to use in cold war. It was the main character of the movie short circuit which was released back in 1886. This robot was made with human emotion cheep and can read the pain of the human body.



Knight Industries Two Thousand was a talking trans that captured the heart of many viewers all over the world by the popular TV series Knight Rider. It was a semi-autonomous car operated by Michel knight and they had a heavy bond. The car had many features with super pursuit mode.

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10. Lion Force Voltron, Defender of the Universe

Lion Force Voltron, Defender of the Universe

A supersize robot from the animated series Voltron, defender of the universe. The series was featuring five young pilots which could combine a super giant robot Voltron. The Voltron force was created to save the galaxy from outer space enemies and there was also a cartoon series based on this.

11. Major Motoko Kusanagi

Major Motoko Kusanagi

Although she looks very attractive, Major Kusanagi is actually a cyborg, who works as the squad leader in public security section 9. She appeared in the anime series Ghost in the shell: stand alone complex. She can recount her past as a human being who choose to obtain supernatural powers.

12. Mechagodzilla


Mechagodzilla was created by the simians, a race of humanoid apes who want to achieve world domination. In its very first series, it appeared as Godzilla who destroyed cities. But later on its heavy machinery capability and advanced weaponry, it arrived as its original form.

13. Mega Man

Mega Man

He was the lab assistant of Dr.Light and later the Dr. referred him as a rock during his first development. He was converted into a battle robot and he was created to assume the enemy abilities and use them as a tool. After years mega man associated with Zero and Sigma in the mega man X series.

14. Megatron


This character was famous for being a negative or evil robot faction, deceptions, Megatron can be seen transforming into different forms such as being machinegun, tank. He is known as the nemesis of the Optimus prime and played a role as an Autobot who participates in the war.

15. Robby the Robot

Robby the Robot

This creature was a famous science fiction icon and first appeared in the movie “The Forbidden Planet”. This 7-foot robot follows the three major rules of robotics. In the movie, Robby was programmed by Dr. Mobius to be a helpmate to the Earthlings and can communicate with others with a monochromatic voice.

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16. RoboCop


In the movie named “RoboCop” in 1987 the name first came with Peter Weller. The suit was designed by Bob Bottin with a budget of million dollars. This character played as a cop in the entire movie. There was a cartoon series of this one and a popular movie.

17. Rosie the Maid

Rosie the Maid

A humanoid robot fiction character from a popular animated series “The Jetsons”, the item “Rosie the maid” was first appeared in 1960. In this series, she has played as a housekeeper and the maid of the family. She wore an apron and often seen with a vacuum cleaner.

18. T-1000


More famous in Terminator 2, a liquid metal form. T-1000 was created by Skynet to decommission T-800 or Arnold Schwarzenegger. This could assume any form as it wants and any type of shape. This can even recover from hard physical damage and that’s why it’s so popular.

19. The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

This iron giant is a robot actually who fell from the orbit and crashed. A young boy named Hogarth found him and this creation was the main character in the movie “The Iron Giant” (1999)

20. The Robot

The Robot

This robot was introduced into the movie “Lost in Space” movie with no name!. This could show human emotions and interact with humans too. This creature also knew how to play guitar while showing its arms and employing its superhuman strengths in front of others.

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I am a former Associated Press sports journalist whose journalistic career began in 1969 after graduating from Syracuse University with B.A. Graduates in journalism and political science. My 38 books include autobiographies written by ghosts of Ron Blomberg, Milo Hamilton, and Al Clark plus The New Baseball Bible, a 424-page unconventional illustrated story published in 2017. My authorship appeared in The Sporting News, Baseball Digest, USA TODAY and the official programs of the Stars and the World Series. I received five first-place awards from the Garden State Journalist Association at its annual dinner on May 23, 2018.

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