(covers information from several alternate timelines)
A robot by Dr. Ira Graves
robot was a machine that automatically performed a set of typically pre-programmed tasks and had limited autonomy. ( : " TOS ")
In early science fiction writing, the idea of a robot tended to include thinking machines that could perform independent judgments. Later, this was revised to the idea of an
android and the notion of robots became limited to less advanced forms of machines. The basis for this change is generally credited to Isaac Asimov who, though referring to them as robots, created characters who were far more intelligent than Humans and operated according to the "Three Laws of Robotics" which later became the accepted basis for many characteristics of android behavior.
robotic dog, Dr. Ira Graves had another robot with a frog-like head in his rooms on Gravesworld. ( : " TNG ")
The Schizoid Man Albert Macklin, a science fiction writer for Incredible Tales magazine during the 1950s, wrote stories that featured robots almost exclusively. ( : " DS9 ")
Far Beyond the Stars
Think Tank had a robotic lifeform as one of its members. ( : " VOY ")
Think Tank Deep Space 9 had a store called Tom Servo's Used Robots. ( set decoration)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
holographic novel featured a character known as The Adventures of Captain Proton Satan's Robot. ( : " VOY ", " Night ")
Bride of Chaotica!
M-4 unit was a robot constructed by Flint. ( : " TOS ")
Requiem for Methuselah In ( 2259 of the alternate reality, James T. Kirk declared that he was not going to take ethics lessons from a robot, namely Spock, after the Vulcan tried to explain why firing advanced long-range torpedoes at " John Harrison" and Qo'noS was unacceptable. )
Star Trek Into Darkness
2266, a frantic Dave Bailey asked if the crew of the USS were robots due to their lack of reaction to what he percieved as the end. ( Enterprise : " TOS ")
The Corbomite Maneuver
2267, James T. Kirk argued that the Vaalians were people rather than robots and should be able to make their own choices rather than have their willpower superceded by Vaal. ( : " TOS ")
2268, upon Ensign Harper's death at the hands of the M-5 multitronic unit, Kirk became upset, saying that unlike the unmanned ore freighter it had previously destroyed, the ensign wasn't a robot.
2364, L.Q. Clemonds, upon hearing Commander William T. Riker refer to Lieutenant Commander Data as an android, asked if he meant a robot. To this, Data responded that there was a distinct difference between an android and a robot. ( : " TNG ")
The Neutral Zone
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Fifteenth UK Story Arc, set in the late 2260s, a research depot on Venus lent the USS experimental repair robots.
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