Robots and androids have actually often been shown or explained in works of fiction. Words "robot" itself comes from a job of fiction, Karel Čapek's play, R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), created in 1920 and also very first executed in 1921.
Chip, the robot teen in the Not Quite Human series (1985-- 1986) by Seth McEvoy. The Metal Giants, by Edmond Hamilton, in which a computer brain that operates