Robby the Robot (1958)
Created for the 1956 Sci Fi film The Forbidden Planet, Robby didn't make it to the small screen until two years after he won over his audience. Robby is still working today, and hasn't had a decade go by without showing his "face" on both big and small screens the world over.
Rosey the Robot (1962)
The Jetson's robot maid had a sassy attitude and a heart of gold. This television robot was the string that tied together the family from the future.
The world of Anime may now be so full of robots one wouldn't even be able to start listing them... but once upon a time that wasn't the case. Probably the most enduring Japanimated robot character from television is the lovable Astroboy.
These Doctor Who villains are still an intergal part of the Dr. Who series more than 45 years later. In some circles (primarily British) they are considered the greatest villains of pop culture past and present.
It may have only lasted one season, but My Living Doll gave us a trope that won't ever go away. We will most likely always live in a world in which chauvinistic guys would love to date a hot, programmable robot girl.
Robot B9 (1965)
As a television franchise, Lost in Space isn't necessarily lighting up the airwaves... especially since the atrocious 80 million dollar dud dirtied the concept beyond repair. However neglected the classic series might be, there is still a demand for the series' robot character. You can actually purchase a working replica of B9 if you happen to be an incredibly rich nerd.
If you love puppets on television then you're no doubt familiar with the Thunderbirds, a show most notable nowadays for being parodied in Trey Parker and Matt Stone's film, Team America: World Police. The show featured a robot named Braman. Who doesn't love a good robot puppet?
Hymie the Robot (1966)
This robot wasn't the brightest scientific creation ever, but he worked well with the bumbling secret agent, Maxwell smart in the sixties spy spoof, Get Smart!
Sure they were the main villains of the Austin Powers films, but did you know that fembots were making crime pay way before Mike Meyers started speaking in swinging Londonese? The Bionic Woman never had a foe so sexy as the fembots!