Quiz: Do you know your TV robots?
The first episode of Lost in Space aired more than 50 years ago, and the Robot still looks great. He hasn't aged a day.
He was not the first robot actor. The first fictional robot rolled off the assembly line in 1921, in Karel Čapek's stage drama R.U.R. A few years later, the golden Maria appeared in Metropolis. Since then, androids, cyborgs and robots have been a constant part of pop culture, from C-3PO to HitchBOT. Robby the Robot was a Hollywood regular, initially appearing in Forbidden Planet and popping up in The Twilight Zone, The Addams Family, Columbo, Mork & Mindy and more.
Television robots have been big and small, boxy and humanoid. How well do you remember them, TV lovers?