Pre-golden Age: The Coolest Robots of Pre-Golden Age SF

Forget WALL-E and GORT. Forget sexy Summer Glau and Tricia Helfer in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Battlestar Galactica. OK, don’t forget them. But check it out: Long before Autobots, Fembots, and the Urkelbot,
PGA SF authors obsessed over electricity-, steam-, and
clockwork-powered machine-men or “robots” (a term introduced in 1921)
that might free us from the burden of labor… or else run amuck and
destroy/enslave us. — Joshua Glenn