1965 – Manned Space Pod with Manipulators (Concept) – Boeing (American)
Found in the old Boeing Historical archive some years back was a piece of artwork dated 20 Dec 1965 illustrating a “work pod” for orbital use.
Space Pod sourced from here.
Compare with later 1976 Boeing Space Tug concept here.
See other early Space Teleoperators here.
See other early Lunar and Space Robots here.