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."
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.
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)