Newton the robot, which appeared in 1989, was manufactured by SynPet. Advertised as a "practical" personal robot, it's a bit of a mystery exactly what Newton was, part from a PC on wheels. A bad R2-D2 rip-off, or a Metal Mickey without arms or the sense of humour. Newton was also an answering machine and a smoke detector. As far as being a "robot", Newton had motion sensors and could move around "autonomously" on "plush carpet" and even on a "5 degree incline". The best part of Newton was the cheesy 80s promo video for him. Check it out below.
Kids TV: Metal Mickey (1980 - 1983) - Designed by Johnny Edwards, Metal Mickey was a robot that got his own prime-time UK TV show in the 1980s. Directed by Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees.
Best Of British: Comic Book Robots - A look at the comic book history of the UK through the eyes of robots. From Robot Archie and Brassneck, to the robots of 2000 AD and C+VG.
Randy Retro Robot Romeos - Redressing the romantic balance, with Weird Retro's romp through the Romeos of the robot world. For all the ladies who like a love-bot.