The 1979 book Robots (World of the Future) showcases the many robotic innovations to come. The intro explains, "few of them will look like the popular image of a robot - a machine in the shape of a human." The image below, featured on page 23, does feature one such robot as "humans and machines work together."

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The result [of man/machine parternship] could be just another step along the pathway of human evolution, perhaps an entirely new breed of man, better fitted to explore the Universe.

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See also:
Gigantic Robots to Fight Our Battles (Fresno Bee, 1934)
The Mechanical Man of the Future (1928)
The Robot is a Terrible Creature (1922)
Mammy vs Robot (Charleston Gazette, 1937)
Donald Duck's "Modern Inventions" (1937)
All's Fair at the Fair (1938)