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Geeky passion robots has been around longer than me…

Check out this list of robot fiction from the early part of the last century (from Wikipedia):

19th century and earlier[edit]
The woman forged out of gold in Finnish myth The Kalevala (prehistoric folklore)
From 600 BC onward legends of talking bronze and clay statues coming to life have been a regular occurrence in the works of classical authors such as: Homer, Plato, Pindar, Tacitus, and Pliny. In Book 18 of the Iliad, Hephaestus the god of all mechanical arts, was assisted by two moving female statues made from gold – “living young damsels, filled with minds and wisdoms”. Another legend has Hephaestus being commanded by Zeus to create the first woman, Pandora, out of clay. The myth of Pygmalion, king of Cyprus, tells of a lonely man who sculpted his ideal woman from ivory, Galatea, and then promptly fell in love with her after the goddess Aphrodite brings her to life.
Talos -The bronze giant Talos, in Apollonius of Rhodes’ Argonautica, 3rd century BCE.
Golem – The legend of the Golem, an animated man of clay, mentioned in the Talmud. (16th century)
Talus, an “iron man” who mechanically helps Arthegall dispense justice in The Faerie Queene the epic poem by Edmund Spenser published in 1590.
Olimpia an automaton who captivates the hero Nathanael so much he wishes to marry her, in E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Der Sandmann (1814)
Artificial human-like being created by Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818)
Coppélia – In Léo Delibes’ ballet Coppélia (1870) where it is the eponymous dancing doll
A mechanical man powered by steam in Edward S. Ellis’ The Steam Man of the Prairies (1865)
Olympia in Act I of Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, based on the Hoffmann story (1881)
A mechanical man run by electricity in Luis Senarens’ Frank Reade and his Electric Man (1885)
Hadaly, a mechanical woman run by electricity, in Auguste Villiers de l’Isle-Adam’s The Future Eve (1886) – the novel credited with popularizing the word “android”
The Brazen Android, by William Douglas O’Connor. First appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, April 1891.
The Dancing Partner,by Jerome K.Jerome of Three Men in a Boat fame. (1893)
The Automatic Maid-of-All-Work. A possible Tale of the Near Future, by M.L. Campbell. First appeared in the Canadian Magazine, July 1893. A man named John Matheson invents a mechanical maid-of-all-work fueled by an electric battery, who requires programming in the form of switching its electronic wires to perform different tasks
Early 1900s[edit]
The “Metal Men” automata designed by a Thomas Edison-like scientist in Gustave Le Rouge’s La Conspiration des Milliardaires (1899–1900).
Tik-Tok – Tik-Tok in L. Frank Baum’s Oz books, premiering in Ozma of Oz (1907), and in the movie Return to Oz, largely based on Ozma of Oz.
A robot chess-player in Moxon’s Master by Ambrose Bierce (1909)
In Gaston Leroux’s La Poupée Sanglante (“The Bloody Doll”) and La Machine à Assassiner (“The Murdering Machine”), the lead character, Bénédict Masson, is wrongly accused of murder and guillotined. His brain is later attached to an automaton created by scientist Jacques Cotentin, and Masson goes on to track and punish those who caused his death.
Robots, in Karel Čapek’s R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) (1921) – credited with coining the term “robot”, which in its original Czech, “robota” means forced labour, and is derived from “rab”, meaning “slave.” R.U.R. depicts the first elaborate depiction of a machine take-over. Čapek’s Robots can also be seen as the first Androids: they are in fact organic.
Le Singe (The Monkey) (1925), by Maurice Renard and Albert Jean, imagined the creation of artificial lifeforms through the process of “radiogenesis”, a sort of human electrocopying or cloning process.
The Metal Giants (1926), by Edmond Hamilton, where a computer brain who runs on atomic power creates an army of 300-foot-tall robots.
Automata (1929), by S. Fowler Wright, about machines doing the humans’ jobs before wiping them out.
The “Professor Jameson” series by Neil R. Jones (early 1930s) featured human and alien minds preserved in robot bodies. Reprinted in five Ace paperbacks in the late 1960s: The Planet of the Double Sun, The Sunless World, Space War, Twin Worlds and Doomsday on Ajiat
Zat the Martian robot, protagonist of John Wyndham’s short story The Lost Machine (1932)
Human cyborgs in Revolt of the Pedestrians by David H. Keller (1932)
Robot surgeon in “Rex” by Harl Vincent (1934)
Helen O’Loy – Helen O’Loy, from the story of the same title by Lester del Rey (1938)
Adam Link – Adam Link of I, Robot by Eando Binder (1938)
Robots discover their “roots” in Robots Return by Robert Moore Williams (1938).
Robot as murder witness in True Confession by F. Orlin Tremaine (1939)

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