There seems to be a considerable lack of androids in the 24th century aside from Soong-type androids. We do, however see that the area of robotics still is progressing, especially at the Daystrom intitute.

My question is: Aside from Soong-type androids, what are the other androids we see (in TNG, DS9 and VOY) and who created them?

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    It seems that they've went a different direction with their technology and chose instead to develop and rely on holograms more than robotics.
    – Morgan
    May 27, 2014 at 0:08
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    Though not an exact duplicate, here's a similar question you can look at for research; scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/29172/…
    – Morgan
    May 27, 2014 at 0:14
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    I thought there might be some buried nugget or loose thread sticking up there that could be teased out to get closer to a comprehensive answer here. Not above taking advantage of their good research :-) I'll keep looking.
    – Morgan
    May 27, 2014 at 1:51

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Apart from Soong-type androids, the only other encounter mentioned in Memory Alpha in the 24th Century are the Automated Personnel Units encountered by Voyager, but even those were made in the 23rd century.

An Automated Personnel Unit

Outside canon though:

and, going a bit beyond the scope of the question for interest's sake:

By the 30th century, androids were in even wider use in the Federation, even staffing entire facilities. Sometime after this century, a division in android types lead to a heavy war that reduced the human population significantly. (Star Trek: Returner, Star Trek: Rise of the Machines, Star Trek: Phoenix-X: "Vitality")


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    Did any of the non-canon novels/ comic books mention the androids of Leticia (Mudd's Planet) after James and Judy Blish's novella? They would certainly still have existed by the 24th century, and Dr McCoy announced his intention to sponsor them for membership in the Federation. May 28, 2014 at 1:07

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