With a POD starting the first of January 1900, you have to make a world where technology is advanced like the 2020s of Ridley Scott Blade Runner and/or Alien or like the Fallout series. Excluding replicants.
You mean robots that are so close to human that, to discover if they're people or machines, you couldn't just prick them to see if they bleed real blood, but have to administer complex eye exams to see how they react to the idea of eating dogs?
Not gonna happen, because robots like that only exist for the purposes of advancing a nifty plot in a sci-fi movie.
I'd settle for the damned flying car. It is the 21st Century. I WANT MINE!