Why are there so few robots in Star Trek?
I would say that the relative lack of onscreen robots had to do with show budgets, but even some of the cheesiest science fiction shows have depicted them quite commonly (Lost in Space, Doctor Who, etc). And clearly in later years Star Trek would be able to afford even animatronic props or decent rendered footage of them. So what gives? Did I just miss these episodes? I'm fairly certain that I've seen all of TOS and TNG (and the movies), so I expect that if there are such they are DS9, Voyager, or Enterprise.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?