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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