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ToSeek
2003-Nov-11, 05:24 PM
The Robot Hall of Fame (http://www.robothalloffame.org/inductees.html): First inductees include Sojourner, HAL, and R2-D2.

Where's Daneel Olivaw?

eljefelopez
2003-Nov-11, 05:55 PM
Where's Rosie? She was the glue that kept the Jetsons together.

R.A.F.
2003-Nov-11, 06:15 PM
If the "Robot Hall of Fame" includes fictional characters then...

Where's Robbie the Robot from Forbidden Planet, or R. Daneel who appears in numerous Asimov books?

eburacum45
2003-Nov-11, 06:26 PM
"Bite my shiny metal daffodil"
(Bender)

"It's an uuuuuuuuuur-
It's an uuuuuuuur-"
(Kryten)

"Affirmative, Master"
(K-9)

R.A.F.
2003-Nov-11, 06:31 PM
DANGER, Will Robinson!!
(The Robot from Lost in Space, he had a #, just don't remember what it is.)

gethen
2003-Nov-11, 08:49 PM
And the robot from The Day the Earth Stood Still. Can't recall if he had a name or not.

R.A.F.
2003-Nov-11, 09:00 PM
His name was Gort.


Klatuu...Barada...Nicktu.
(Or something like that). :)

Swift
2003-Nov-12, 02:42 PM
Any missing entries to the Hall of Fame would have to be attributed to human error #-o

kucharek
2003-Nov-12, 03:00 PM
They should also put the Voyager spacecraft into the hall.
And the one from "Metropolis".
The ones from "Silent Running" were also pretty innovative. AFAIK, they somewhat inspired GL to R2-D2.
Bomb #20?
Data?

aurora
2003-Nov-13, 07:19 PM
They should also put the Voyager spacecraft into the hall.


And even better, the Galileo satellite.

Superluminal
2003-Nov-14, 03:39 AM
What about the Viking landers? Automated biological labs, first to land on Mars, first to conduct a search for life on another planet, operated for several years. I'm sorry, but Sojourner just seemed like a step backward to me. Solar powered shoebox on wheels, that explored an area about the size of a football field and operated for about 2 months.

eburacum45
2003-Nov-14, 09:23 AM
Hah! Bomb#20 (http://www.jeffbots.com/bomb20.html)!

excellent film (bit dated these days in the hairstyle department, but hey!)

kenneth rodman
2003-Nov-14, 11:57 AM
mmmm I dont know if we can consider "hal" a robot; he was the computer system of the ship itself :^o

kucharek
2003-Nov-14, 12:17 PM
mmmm I dont know if we can consider "hal" a robot; he was the computer system of the ship itself :^o
Maybe we can define a robot as something that can kill man? ;-)

Harald

decarmony
2003-Nov-15, 05:20 AM
the robot of lost in space looked very much like the one from forbidden planet-anyone know if they were the same?

eburacum45
2003-Nov-15, 07:08 PM
No. they were different;
this page has pictures of each
http://ripper3.tripod.com/
although apparently Robby the robot did appear in two episodes of Lost in Space;

I don't remember this myself though.

edit:
http://www.the-robotman.com/vdo/warrobo.mov
is a clip from one of the shows

daver
2003-Nov-17, 06:24 PM
I think the Lost in Space robot was designed by the same person as the Forbidden Planet robot; I don't remember for sure.

I think when Robbie showed up on Lost in Space they put a crawler base on him instead of his michelin man legs.

Dickenmeyer
2003-Nov-17, 06:38 PM
What about Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo?

tuffel999
2003-Nov-17, 06:52 PM
Rob the robot for the 8-bit nintendo......worlds most useless accessory.

Sever
2003-Nov-18, 03:38 AM
What about Daleks?

ToSeek
2003-Nov-18, 04:55 AM
What about Daleks?

Daleks are more like cyborgs - they have an internal organic component.

calliarcale
2003-Nov-18, 02:05 PM
What about Daleks?

Daleks are more like cyborgs - they have an internal organic component.

Not even that; they're more properly a cross between a wheelchair, a hospital bed, and a tank. The Kaled mutant (the creature inside a Dalek) relies on its travel unit for life support, mobility, and the capacity to express its homicidal tendencies. ;)

Another non-entry in the Hall of Fame would have to be the Cybermen. They are genuine cyborgs. (Frankly, the Borg are rip-offs of the Cybermen.)

But for genuine robots on Doctor Who we've got....

K-9 (of course!)
Kamelion (who was actually played by a real robot)
the Giant Robot (a sympathetic Frankenstein's Monster character)
The Robots of Death (really, they weren't called that, but the robot-served society from that episode was clearly strongly inspired by Asimov's robots)

ToSeek
2003-Nov-18, 05:55 PM
Epson's flying robot (http://www.epson.co.jp/e/newsroom/news_2003_11_18_2.htm) - a future candidate?

jscotti
2003-Nov-18, 06:35 PM
They should also put the Voyager spacecraft into the hall.


And even better, the Galileo satellite.

We should start at the beginning - the Pioneer and Viking spacecraft should get to the hall first, then Voyager & Galileo - all worthy for sure.

Jim.

Betenoire
2003-Nov-18, 08:11 PM
Norby!

That was some of the earliest science fiction I read (I think right after Douglas Adams. I was an early bloomer. Hey, why not Marvin?).

daver
2003-Nov-18, 08:35 PM
The Humanoids, from Jack Williamson's short story (at least, i think the short story was first) (later fleshed out to a novel and migrated to several TV shows).

Astronot
2003-Nov-18, 09:24 PM
Don't leave out Marvin the Paranoid Android. After all he made it to the end of the universe, though, only to find a job as a car valet.

calliarcale
2003-Nov-18, 09:26 PM
Don't leave out Marvin the Paranoid Android. After all he made it to the end of the universe, though, only to find a job as a car valet.

Yes! We must have Marvin!

Poor thing; in "So Long and Thanks For All the Fish" we learn that due to repeated time travel, he is now five times older than the universe. And in all that time, nobody's replaced the diodes down his left side. :D

Betenoire
2003-Nov-19, 02:04 PM
One wonders why his body didn't undergo heat death. Oh well.

What about Cylons?

Iain Lambert
2003-Nov-19, 03:17 PM
Yes! We must have Marvin!

Poor thing; in "So Long and Thanks For All the Fish" we learn that due to repeated time travel, he is now five times older than the universe. And in all that time, nobody's replaced the diodes down his left side. :D

My, thats a seriously long service interval. My car only manages 20,000 miles between things like that.

Anyway, my vote goes to ED-209. No messing with that guy; he won't take "but I'm not holding a gun" for an answer.

devil's advocate
2003-Nov-19, 08:21 PM
If we're counting HAL, why not V'Ger?

R.A.F.
2003-Nov-19, 08:47 PM
For foxyest robot, my choice is Rhoda the Robot portrayed by Julie Newmar on the early 60's TV series "My Living Doll". [austin powers voice]Yeah, Baby!![/austin powers voice].

daver
2003-Nov-19, 09:51 PM
For foxyest robot, my choice is Rhoda the Robot portrayed by Julie Newmar on the early 60's TV series "My Living Doll". [austin powers voice]Yeah, Baby!![/austin powers voice].

Argg. Isaac Asimov had written about that show, I've never seen it. I was hoping, way back when when the Sci Fi channel started up, that they'd play some of these old shows (at 3 in the morning or something). Oh well.

Mellow
2003-Nov-20, 12:37 PM
I'd go with Bender, he's shown (better even than Lt Commander data) that a robot can evolve beyond his original programming.

Mellow
2003-Nov-20, 12:40 PM
May I also suggest Honda's ASIMO robot.

http://world.honda.com/ASIMO/

tuffel999
2003-Nov-20, 07:16 PM
"The worlds most expensive newspaper fetcher"(insert Jeff Goldblum voice so it sounds like a Mac ad)

NEOWatcher
2008-Apr-17, 03:30 PM
Finally! The 'Robot Hall of Fame' (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24181778/)

Finally? Here's the answer why...

The $3.4 million permanent display similar to a traveling exhibition that's been on the road since 1996 will emphasize three aspects of artificial robotic behavior: sensing, thinking and acting. And it will include members of the Carnegie Mellon University Robot Hall of Fame (http://www.robothalloffame.org/).



Also last week, Carnegie Mellon inducted four robots real, playful and fictional into its Robot Hall of Fame: Raibert Hopper, NavLab5, LEGO Mindstorms and the fictional Lt. Cmdr. Data of "Star Trek" fame.

Neverfly
2008-Apr-17, 04:40 PM
Bender Bending Rodriguez.

Demigrog
2008-Apr-17, 05:10 PM
They should induct Roomba. Surely the first consumer robot to really succeed in the marketplace (2.5 million units!) should get a little love. Mine's name is ArrDee, and he is cleaning my house right now--I have three cats so he has well repaid the $200 I spent on him.

Neverfly
2008-Apr-17, 05:15 PM
They should induct Roomba. Surely the first consumer robot to really succeed in the marketplace (2.5 million units!) should get a little love. Mine's name is ArrDee, and he is cleaning my house right now--I have three cats so he has well repaid the $200 I spent on him.

He ate the cats?

NEOWatcher
2008-Apr-17, 05:50 PM
They should induct Roomba....
It's on the current nomination list (http://www.robothalloffame.org/nominate.php), although it only has 2% of the nominations.

geonuc
2008-Apr-18, 03:58 PM
It's on the current nomination list (http://www.robothalloffame.org/nominate.php), although it only has 2% of the nominations.
Yay! GIR is on the list. :)

Zim rules.

Demigrog
2008-Apr-20, 02:09 PM
He ate the cats?

No, just the hair. It is also funny when one of the cats rides on the Roomba while it is cleaning. :) Worth the cost for that alone.

Veeger
2008-Apr-20, 02:22 PM
Famous fictional robots (NEXUS class replicants) include Roy Batty, Rachael, Pris and Leon Kolwaski and of course there's Canti (Kanchi) from Furi Kuri (aka Fooly Cooly or FLCL).

Neverfly
2008-Apr-20, 02:24 PM
No, just the hair. It is also funny when one of the cats rides on the Roomba while it is cleaning. :) Worth the cost for that alone.

My suggestion was more permanent...

Riding the Roomba? Might pressure you into a YouTube on that one :think:



[ETA: then again, yours may not be the only cat to do that...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lth9G_r4Jqw]

ravens_cry
2008-Apr-20, 06:23 PM
My suggestion was more permanent...

Riding the Roomba? Might pressure you into a YouTube on that one :think:



[ETA: then again, yours may not be the only cat to do that...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lth9G_r4Jqw]
One does not merely Roomba Cat into Mordor. . .

FriedPhoton
2008-Apr-25, 12:53 PM
They should also put the Voyager spacecraft into the hall.
And the one from "Metropolis".
The ones from "Silent Running" were also pretty innovative. AFAIK, they somewhat inspired GL to R2-D2.
Bomb #20?
Data?

Silent Running - Huey, Dewey, and Louis (lewey)?

FriedPhoton
2008-Apr-25, 01:05 PM
Attilla and Ghengis should absolutely be on that list.

HAL9000 should be too (as mentioned) because he was completely autonomous with a ship for a body. HAL was just the brain in that body.

There's that car "Kit" in the stupid show Knight Rider... NOT.

The wives in Stepford Wives.

The evil robots in The Six Million Dollar Man.

The robots in Westworld and Futureworld.

I can't remember the name of the robot in Asimov's Bicentennial Man.

If nobody has mentioned it, Robosapiens.

A little known fact... me.

Wintermute... not a robot in the sense we think of one but technically it was once it got loose.

novaderrik
2008-Apr-25, 07:57 PM
Annakin Skywalker.. he was a robot that got turned into a cyborg..

KLIK
2008-Apr-30, 12:42 PM
[QUOTE=kucharek;148756]
The ones from "Silent Running" were also pretty innovative. AFAIK, they somewhat inspired GL to R2-D2.
QUOTE]

Huey, Luey and Duey I believe (from a very deep memory).


'Silent Running' and 'Dark Star' were two of the earliest 'proper' sci-fi films I watched - as opposed to cowboys-and-indians-in-space; and still 2 of the better ones. (together with 'a boy and his dog' )