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Maid-Robot  
  A mechanical automaton does the work of a lady's maid.  

There were the maid-robots, exquisitely dressed in Cherry’s best, walking up and down in the delicate, slim shoes, sitting and rising and bending and turning.
Technovelgy from The Midas Plague, by Frederik Pohl.
Published by Galaxy in 1954
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Compare to the manufactured wife from A Wife Manufactured to Order (1895) by Alice W. Fuller, the robotess from R.U.R. (1920) by Karel Capek, the psychophonic nurse from The Psychophonic Nurse (1928) by David H. Keller, the teleoperated robot surrogate from The Robot and the Lady (1938) by Manly Wade Wellman, the mechanical bride from The Mechanical Bride (1954) by Fritz Leiber, the Nanny from Nanny (1955) by Philip K. Dick and the gynoid from Divine Endurance (1984) by Gwyneth Jones.

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