Robot Hall of Fame - UPDATE: nominate your own!

New Scientist magazine have updated their Robot Hall of fame - a mixture of real and fictional robots, eighteen in all, that have "marked or inspired technical breakthroughs in the field."

My favourites in the gallery are Huey, Dewey, and Louie - not only are they the first robotic farmers, they got more genuine emotion onto the screen with a few clicks and wheezes than the whole mechanical cast of Star Wars.

Of course, we'd have liked to have seen our own Robot up there, but are there any other robots you think should have been included? Why?


If your favourite is missing, you can nominate one (thanks to Lemonie, indirectly, for the link).

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Doctor What8 years ago
UM, where are the Daleks? Hmm? Cybermen? HMMMM????? They're not there! They're the single most important robots in history!
Strictly speaking, they're not robots. K9 would count... L
Daleks are in robots. Like a massive wheelchair with a laser and a toilet plunger attached.
I know what Daleks are, like robots they may be, but they have a biological entity at the controls: cyborg.

Kiteman (author)  lemonie8 years ago
If we're going to be picky, Daleks are not cyborgs, but complete organisms encased in survival suits (remember their origins?).
lemonie Kiteman8 years ago
OK, I won't dispute that. But as they are machine-defendant(?) they are less operators of machinery and more bio-mechanical entities? L
Kiteman (author)  lemonie8 years ago
Probably now.

They started as survivors of a global war, needing the suits to survive the radiation. In the latest series, they are made creatures, built from the tissues of other animals (even humans).
lemonie Kiteman8 years ago
Not total-robots though. ? L
Kiteman (author)  lemonie8 years ago
Not totally.
Kiteman (author)  Kiteman8 years ago
Sorry, wrong link.
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