The Robot Votes Are In!

The Robot Votes Are In!
17,000 members of the technosphere voted, and the best robots won. On Thursday night the Robot Hall of Fame inducted three new members: Aldebaran Robotics’ NAO humanoid, iRobot’s PackBot bomb disposal robot, Boston Dynamics’ four-legged BigDog and Pixar’s fictional WALL-E.

Special mention: NASA Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity; iRobot’s Roomba vacuum cleaner; the da Vinci Surgical System; Huey, Dewey and Louie from the film “Silent Running”; and T-800 from “The Terminator” series.


“Meet the Hall of Fame’s robot rookies,” Alan Boyle, NBC News

“Robot Hall of Fame® Inducts NAO, Packbot, BigDog and WALL-E” (press release)

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