Friday, March 23, 2012

15 iconic robots

For almost 100 years robots have been part of our collective perception of the future, and are now part of our actual present. As you will see from this list of famous robots our visions of these metal machines are as varied as the colors in a box of crayons.

C3PO and R2D2 from Star Wars

ASIMO, made by Honda. One of the first humanoid walking robots.

Optimus Prime, from Transformers

Rosie, the fictional robot maid from The Jetsons.

The Roomba iRobot vacuum, the actual robot maid in the real world.

Klaatu (on the left), from The Day The Earth Stood Still

The Daleks, from the classic British TV show Dr. Who

Terminator T-1000, from the film The Terminator

Marvin the very depressed robot from the great
book The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Robocop the cyborg, from Robocop the movie.

Rock-Em Sock-Em Robots, from my childhood.

Robot, from the 1960's TV show Lost In Space

Robbie The Robot, from Forbidden Planet

The robot that started it all (in cinema at least):
Robot Maria from the silent film Metropolis

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