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TV's top 10 robots

Robot Wars has us pumped up and primed for more heavy-metal action. Here's TV & Satellite Week's top 10 favourite telly droids, cyborgs and tinned titans….

Trawling our archives for robotic heroes and villains from years gone by we ended up lost in space and thrown into the murky world of espionage before emerging exhausted, elated and in receipt of a few handy household tips…

Here's TV & Satellite Week's hard-won rundown of the top 10 robots of all-time.…

 

Sir Killalot

Sir Killalot

The house robot from the new series of Robot Wars (BBC2, Sunday, July 24) is likely to do waht it says on the tin!

Number Six

Number Six

From Battlestar Galactica, Number Six is most often seen as a platinum blonde but can play several roles in the cylon society ranging, from overtly sensual to wide-eyed innocence.

Data

Data

Data served as a second officer in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He is striving to understand all aspects of the human behaviour.

Bender

Bender

Bender is a comic anti-hero from Futurama. He has been described by a colleague as an alcoholic, whore mongering, chain smoking gambler

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie was a rather outdated household robot who took care of all the Jetsons' household chores. The Jetson loved Rosie and were reluctant to update her.

Dorian

Dorian

Dorian from Almost Human had a dry, sarcastic wit. He possessed some level of emotional awareness.

Hymie

Hymie

Hymie The Robot in Get Smart looked completely normal, but hid a massive amount of circuitry underneath his shirt.

K9

K9

K9 is the name of several canines who have appeared in Doctor Who, the first of which was acquired by him in 1977.

Twiki

Twiki

Twiki was befriended by Buck Rogers and emulated Buck's sense of humour, which also included Tweaking (pinching with his metal pincer hands).

The Robot

The Robot

The Robot was part of the Robinson Family in 1960s TV classic Lost in Space. He often displayed human characteristics such as laughter, sadness and mockery. He also sang and played the guitar.