The Greatest 72 Robots in Pop Culture

According to most Sci-Fi movies, the ultimate warrior of the future is the robot. They’re stronger, faster, and more accurate.

Actually, they’re better than humans at pretty much everything (don’t worry, we’re sure no robot can binge Netflix quite as you can).

In this list, we face off the top 72 greatest robots in movies, tv shows, anime, and comics.

1. Droideka (Star Wars: Clone Wars)

A dangerous and deadly battle droid used to destroy their enemies with extreme prejudice. Droidekas can shape-shift into a ball and move up to 75 kilometers per hour across a surface. These battle droids use a shield generator while firing at a target.

2. M3-B9 G.U.N.T.E.R. (Lost in Space, Netflix)

Also known as “Robot”, it can reconstruct itself even after having been destroyed into a dozen pieces. This Killer Robot is not just a professional kill machine, but unlike many robots, he has demonstrated all kinds of feelings, from sadness to jolliness, and in some cases even fear.

Robot Combatants Faceoff: Droideka vs M3-B9 G.U.N.T.E.R.

Scenario: The chance of war is escalating and the president has finally sanctioned your ‘robot warrior’ project. Which robot combatant do you choose to deck out your army with?

3. T-800 (Terminator)

To combat the remaining human resistance, Skynet developed the T-800 series. A breed of machinelike soldiers, which are its main battle force, AKA The Terminator.

4. Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron)

See also: Justice League vs Avengers: Who Wins?

Ultron is an artificial intelligence peacekeeping robot system. It uses the decrypted code; Stark retooled this code with the help of Bruce Banner. Ultron’s objective was to protect Earth from all domestic and extraterrestrial threats.

Robot Combatants Faceoff: T-800 vs Ultron

Scenario: Robot wars! These two lethal machines are put head to head. Who comes out victorious?

5. Host (Westworld, HBO)

The Host is an animatronic android or artificially created object. Hosts are all built with an explosive in their C6 vertebra (the second to last vertebra in the neck). This explosive will detonate if a host leaves the boundaries of the park.

6. Johnny 5 (Short Circuit)

A former military robot imbued with intelligence and sentience by a lightning bolt and is considered to be alive in the philosophical sense, as he has emotions and is self-aware

Robot Combatants Faceoff: Host vs Johnny 5

Scenario: Robot combatants have been decommissioned! All remaining robots are being redesignated as electric appliances and it just so happens you need a toaster. Who do you choose?

7. Police Robot (Total Recall 2012 movie)

These robotic police officers can be seen side by side with the human officers in the film while investigating the Quaid case.

8. Police Robots (Elysium)

Elysium’s citizens are policed by robots.

Robot Combatants Faceoff: Elysium Robots vs Total Recall 2 Robots

Scenario: You’ve finally mastered the art of machinery! You can finally put your knowledge into practice and build your first robot. Who will it be?

9. TARS (Interstellar)

TARS is one of four former U.S. Marine Corps tactical robots along with PLEX, CASE, and KIPP.

10. The ABC Warrior (Judge Dredd, movie 1995)

A team of war robots designed to withstand ‘Atomic’, ‘Bacterial’ and ‘Chemical’ warfare. They were built to take part in the long-running Volgan War, including Invasion! and Ro-Busters.

Robot Combatants Faceoff: The ABC Warrior VS TARS

Scenario: You are on a remote island with one of these badass robots. Your goal? Survive. Their goal? Hunt you down. Who are you more scared will be selected?

Huge Robot Warriors

Do you know what’s better than a robot combatant? That’s right, a huge robot combatant! Colossal tons of metal stomping across the battlefield, destroying everything and anything in their way, these giants are decked out with the latest in killing machinery. In this category, we face off those big assault robots that are big enough to terrify you, but not “Godzilla big” (for those, see the City Flattening category).

11. ED-209 (Robocop)

See also: Robocop vs Terminator: The Ultimate Warriors of The Next Era

The Enforcement Droids, Series 209, or ED-209, are a fully-automated series of peacekeeping huge robot warriors created by Omni Consumer Products.

12. Centurion Security Robots (Alita: Battle Angel)

See also: Alita vs Raiden: Who Would Win?

Centurions are giant police robots tirelessly patrolling the streets of Iron City for any danger or suspicious behavior, as well as making sure the ever so present bounty hunting follows the sacred Hunter-Warrior Code.

Huge Robot Warriors Faceoff: ED-209 vs Centurion Security Robots

Huge Robot Warriors
“ED-209 vs Centurion Security Robots”

Scenario: Your dad just won the elections, which is great and all, but apparently, that makes you “a target” and in need of 24/7 security. Who do you choose as your new chaperone?

Make your selection below

13. Optimus Prime (Transformers)

The awe-inspiring leader of the Autobot forces. Despite no longer being a member, he maintains his military ranking of “Prime”. The scale chart released for the series indicates Optimus Prime stands about 22 feet tall.

14. The Destroyer (Thor)

The Destroyer, or The Destroyer Automaton, is an enchanted Asgardian automaton used primarily to guard Odin’s Vault.

Huge Robot Warriors Faceoff: Optimus Prime vs The Destroyer

Huge Robot Warriors
“Optimus Prime vs The Destroyer”

Scenario: Thousands of giant mutated spiders are now terrorizing your city! Which robot do you partner with to help exterminate them?

Make your selection below

15. Sentinels (X-Men Days of Future Past)

Sentinels were mutant-hunting robots created by Bolivar Trask and developed by Trask Industries.

16. Gort (The Day the Earth Stood Still)

Gort is a member of a “race of robots” invented by an interplanetary confederation to protect their citizens against all aggression.

Huge Robot Warriors Faceoff: Sentinels vs Gort

Huge Robot Warriors
“Sentinels vs Gort”

Scenario: Earth is getting absolutely thrashed by alien invaders! You can clone a mini-army from one of these robots to fend them off. Which do you choose?

Make your selection below

17. VIKI USR Demolition bot (I, Robot)

As the first positronic brain, VIKI is absolutely huge compared to more compact models in the NS series robots that USR makes. This essentially makes her “sessile queen” to all the NS-5 units.

See also: Cyborgs in Movies and TV Shows

18. Walkers (Star Wars)

Huge armored cavalry vehicles that moved on mechanical legs. They can comprise anywhere between two and twelve legs.

Huge Robot Warriors Faceoff: USR Demolition Bot vs Walker

Huge Robot Warriors
“USR Demolition Bot vs Walker”

Scenario: In no way can you manage to cancel your gym membership. But what if there is no gym to be a member of? Which robot do you send to erase the gym?

Make your selection below

19. Bumblebee (Transformers)

One of Optimus Prime’s most trusted lieutenants. Although he’s not the strongest or most powerful of the Autobots,

20. Drone (Oblivion)

Automated machines were created by the alien structure known as the Tet after it devastated Earth and settled into its orbit.

Huge Robot Warriors Faceoff: Bumblebee vs Drone

Huge Robot Warriors
“Bumblebee vs Drone”

Scenario: You get one robot to help you with daily tasks: Carrying groceries, walking the dog, eliminating anyone who mocks you. The possibilities are endless. Who do you choose?

Make your selection below

Service Robots

We love Robots! Astromech droids, Ship robots, protocol units—old and rusty with missing parts or shiny, top-of-the-line new synthetic models—just bring them on. Robots inherently possess one of the main elements that make great believable characters—a primary function they were programmed to do from which all their actions are derived. Well-written robots in fiction just work! In this category, we face off the greatest robotic assistants and companions in fiction.

21. KVN (Final Space)

22. Bender Bending Rodríguez (Futurama)

Service Robots Faceoff: KVN vs Bender Bending Rodriguez

Scenario: The only way to pay your rent is to bring in a roommate and the below are the only ones who answered your Craigslist ad. Who do you choose?

23. Alpha 5 (Power Rangers, 2017 movie)

24. YAY-OK (Rocket Monkeys, TV series)

Service Robots Faceoff: R2-D2 vs Alpha 5

25. R2-D2 (Star Wars)

See also: Star Wars vs Star Trek: Which is better?

26. Marvin the Paranoid Android (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, movie)

Service Robots Faceoff: R2-D2 vs Marvin The Paranoid

Scenario: You’re sent on a space exploration mission that could span years. Which service robot do you bring with you?

Scenario: You took care of your Tamagotchi for years, now it’s time for technology to take care of you for a bit. Which bot do you choose to mother you?

27. WALL•E

28. Baymax (Big Hero 6)

Service Robots Faceoff: Wall E vs Baymax

Scenario: Your friends are most likely tired of listening to your problems and complaints, so why not get a bot? Who do you choose as your mechanical confidant?

29. Kyoko (Ex Machina)

30. Dot Matrix (Space balls)

Service Robots Faceoff: Kyoko vs Dot Matrix

Scenario: The time you’ve been waiting for is here–human/robot marriage has been legalized! Who is the “woman” of your dreams?

Giant Mecha

Who needs to drive a meek tank when you can control a 100-meter humanoid robot that wields a gigantic beam saber and fires off missiles? No doubt — Mecha is just infinitely cooler than any other armored fighting vehicle. And when they’re really enormous, they’re even cooler! From their huge mechanical frames to their destructive might, these towering titans of metal have exactly what it takes to blow our minds away. However, after decades of good Mecha fun, an inevitable question arose: just which Mecha is the strongest? Let’s try to answer this ENORMOUS question.

31. Megazord (Power Rangers, movie)

The Megazord is the combination of the five Battle Zords: T-Rex, Pterodactyl, Mastodon, Triceratops, and Sabertooth.

32. Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie -A Wakening of the Trailblazer)

A fictional robot that has been the subject of some 50 namesake TV series and manga since 1979—the giant towers nearly 60 feet tall and features 24 degrees of freedom, meaning that it can move in as many directions.

Giant Mecha Faceoff: Megazord vs Gundam

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Scenario: There’s a gigantic radioactive four-handed monster approaching the shore from the ocean. Which legendary giant Mecha would you send to stop it?

33. Gipsy Avenger Jaeger (Pacific Rim 2, movie)

A Mark-6 Jaeger and the namesake of Gipsy Danger. It has a missile that can split into several smaller missiles; those small missiles are powerful enough to destroy the thick ice layer.

34. Voltron (Voltron: Legendary Defender , TV series)

A powerful robotic weapon assembled by the five individual Lions formed into a single fighting robot.

Giant Mecha Faceoff: Gipsy Avenger Jaeger vs Voltron

Scenario: If these two famous Mecha fought to the death, who wins?

35. MechaGODZILLA (Ready Player One, movie)

Also known as Kiryu, a mecha vehicle. Nolan Sorrento pilots this mech during the Battle of Castle Anorak.

36. Giant Robot (Robot Jox, movie)

Any disputes that come up between nations are instead sorted out by one-on-one battles between giant robots. Each robot is piloted by a single man known as a robot jox.

Giant Mecha Faceoff: MechaGODZILLA vs Giant Robot

Scenario: Alien invaders have amassed a formidable force on the dark side of the moon but you can drop one of these giant Mecha among them to wreak havoc from within. Who would you choose?

See Related: Top 20 Best Enemies of Godzilla, Ranked

37. Lancelot (Code Geass, anime series)

Named after the Knight of the Round Table. An experimental Knightmare Frame was developed by Lloyd Asplund and the Advanced Special Envoy Engineering Corps (ASEEC), the special division of the Camelot Military Engineering Corps.

38. Eva Unit 02 (Neon Genesis Evangelion, anime series)

A Production Model Evangelion. IT uses the same armor arrangement as the succeeding Unit-03 and Unit-04, along with the upgraded Unit-00 gear, the helmet has movable sections that can shift to cover or uncover the Evangelion’s eyes.

Giant Mecha Faceoff: Lancelot vs Eva Unit 02

Scenario: Your city mall needs an extreme makeover. Which giant Mecha do you unleash to level it to the ground?

39. Gunmen (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)

The giant mech is capable of changing between two modes for different styles of combat and control.

40. FRANXX robot (Darling in the FRANXX)

A giant robot was built to defend Bay City against impending doom.

Giant Mecha Faceoff: Franxx Robot vs Gunmen

Scenario: It’s all about the high-tech! Which one of these Mecha is more technologically advanced?

Heavily Armored Robots and Mechs

Survivability is the name of the game and these mechanical knights can sure take a damage. In this category, we present some of the toughest robots and mechs, who can take brutal attacks due to their greater degree of invulnerability and firepower.

41. Evangelion Unit-01 (Evangelion, Anime)

42. The Hulkbuster (Avengers: Age of Ultron, movie)

Heavily Armored Robots and Mechs Faceoff: Evangelion Unit-01 vs The Hulkbuster

Scenario: Morals off, starting 200 meters away from each other. Which tin man wins a battle to the death?

43. Crimson Dynamo (Marvel comics)

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44. Lancelot (War Robots, video game)

45. Heavily Armored Robots and Mechs Faceoff: Crimson Dynamo vs Lancelot

Scenario: These robots’ thick armor would intimidate even the toughest Decepticon. No firearms, which robot wins a battle of pure punches?

46. Basilisk war droid (Star Wars, franchise)

47. Blaze (Heroes of the Storm, video game)

48. Heavily Armored Robots and Mechs Faceoff: Basilisk war droid vs Blaze

Scenario: You’re put on a remote island with one of these badass robots. Your goal? Survive. Their goal? Hunt you down. Who are you more scared will be selected?

49. The H-KA02/a Ogre Heavy Titan (Titanfall, video game)

50. The Mech Batsuit (Superman vs. Batman, movie)

See also: Batman vs Batman

Heavily Armored Robots and Mechs Faceoff: The H-KA02/a Ogre Heavy Titan vs The Mech Batsuit

Scenario: Given three days preparation time, who wins a head-to-head battle?

51. RoboCain (Robocop 2, Movie)

See also: We Face Off The Top 10 Robot Warriors: Who Wins?

52. Nirvash type ZERO (Eureka Seven, Anime Show)

Heavily Armored Robots and Mechs Faceoff: RoboCain vs Nirvash type ZERO

Scenario: Heavily Armored Robots and Mechs Faceoff: The chance of war is escalating and the US president has finally sanctioned your ‘robot warrior’ project. Which heavily armored robot do you choose to deck out your army with?

Mechs & Endoskeletons

Going off to space to fight deadly aliens? Maybe there’s an insurrection on Earth you need to quell? Why not have some extra support? Mechs and endoskeletons are used to make soldiers stronger, faster, and more deadly to give you an advantage over your foes. In this category, we bring you the most sophisticated and high-tech skeleton machinery.

53. The Mech Prawn (District 9)

54. The Armored Personnel Unit (APU) (Matrix)

Mechs & Endoskeletons Faceoff: The Mech Prawn vs The Armored Personnel Unit

Scenario: You’re trapped behind bars in a heavily guarded camp when you get contacted by HQ who says they can ship you one suit to help you break out. Which do you pick?

55. T-rex battle Zord mecha (Power Rangers, movie)

56. Rhino Mech Suit (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)

Mechs & Endoskeletons Faceoff: T-rex battle Zord vs Rhino Mech Suit

Scenario: You have an hour to cause as much wreckage in the city as possible. Which suit do you pick?

57. Combat Jackets (Edge of Tomorrow, Movie)

See also: Space Troopers Battle: Who Would Win?

58. Exo-suit (Elysium)

Mechs & Endoskeletons Faceoff: Combat Jackets vs Exo-suit

Scenario: You’re gearing up for war and need to pick one of these exoskeletons to deck out your troops with. Which do you choose?

59. The Mitsubishi MK-6 Amplified Mobility Platform (or “AMP” suit, Avatar)

60. The P-5000 Powered Work Loader (Aliens)

See also: Alien vs Starship Troopers: Which Is Better?

Mechs & Endoskeletons Faceoff: The Mitsubishi MK-6 vs The P-5000

Scenario: The year is 3005 and your doctor says you need a back brace for your scoliosis. Luckily, you’re in the future, and you got options! Which of the below do you choose?

61. Delta-6 Accelerator suit (G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra)

62. T-51B POWER ARMOR (FALLOUT, video game)

Mechs & Endoskeletons Faceoff: Delta-6 vs T-51B

Scenario: In a post-apocalyptical world where it’s every man for himself you get to choose between a powerful offensive suit or a hardcore defensive one. Which do you pick?

Artificial Intelligence Robots

Artificial intelligence is depicted in most Sci-Fi works as a threat to human civilization. The usual scenario is that the AI goes rogue and becomes the dominant form of intelligence on Earth, with robots effectively taking the control of the planet away from the human species. In this category, we have a wide variety of AIs, from those that are confined to local networks, to local computers and those supercomputers that are hooked into everything.

63. Gerty (Moon, movie)

64. HUE (Final Space, TV series)

Artificial Intelligence Robots Faceoff: Gerty vs Hue

Scenario: The end of the world has come and guess what? You’re the only survivor! You and your trusty AI, that is. Which artificial companion do you choose to keep you company?

65. Deus Ex Machina (Matrix)

66. Skynet (Terminator)

Artificial Intelligence Robots Faceoff: Deus Ex Machina vs Skynet

See also: The Matrix vs Terminator: Who Would Win?

Scenario: All-out war! You can unleash one of the below AI to wreak havoc on your enemy. Who do you choose?

67. VIKI (I, Robot)

68. Red Queen (Resident Evil, movies)

Artificial Intelligence Robots Faceoff: Viki vs Red Queen

Scenario: Congratulations, you have finally finished your third Ph.D. in artificial intelligence! It’s time to get to work! Which AI do you choose to develop?

69. HAL 9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey)

70. William (Another Life, Netflix)

Artificial Intelligence Robots Faceoff: HAL 9000 vs William

Scenario: Which AI is more intelligent?

71. Artificial Intelligence: IQ

72. Sally (Oblivion)

Artificial Intelligence Robots Faceoff: Karen Plankton vs Sally

You need to implement new artificial intelligence in your city and the last thing you need is for it to go rogue and kill everyone. Which AI is more trustworthy?

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