How many ways are there to classify these? Well, too many to count, probably. Here are some ways that have come to mind, but this is by no means an inclusive list.
- cartoon vs. live action robots
- movie vs. T.V. robots
- by era (decades shown or time period of show featuring them)
- genre (sounds obvious, but Tom Servo from MST3K is comedy; Bender from Futurama, a comedy; Kryten from Red Dwarf, which is sci fi and comedy)
- by size, shape, or color
- by function
- humanoid vs. non-humanoid robots
Can any of you think of additional ways to classify them? Or maybe point out one of your favorite robots.