Robot Hall of Fame

Posted on July 25, 2007  Comments (1)

Robot Hall of Fame at Carnegie Mellon

Two categories of robots are honored in the Robot Hall of Fame:

Robots from Science – These are real robots that have served useful or potentially useful functions and demonstrated unique skills in accomplishing the purpose for which they were created. These may also be robots created primarily to entertain, as long as they function autonomously.

Robots from Science Fiction -These are fictional robots that have inspired us to create real robots that are productive, helpful, and entertaining. These robots have achieved worldwide fame as fictional characters and have helped form our opinions about the functions and values of real robots.

The web site is not exactly great yet but the idea seems to have merit and the location is sensible; Tour the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Lab.

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One Response to “Robot Hall of Fame”

  1. Dave
    January 5th, 2008 @ 12:09 am

    I wonder if they have Bender, the robot from Futurama in the Robots from Science Fiction section. As a graduate of BC and now retired C++ programmer for IBM, I’ve had the opporunity to work with CMU, MIT and RPI graduates and I’d have to say the folks from CMU and RPI tend to have less air about them and are very serious about their work.

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