4 new members for Robot Hall of Fame

2012-10-24 20:34

Pittsburgh - The Robot Hall of Fame has four new members, including WALL-E, star of the 2008 animated film.

Carnegie Mellon University created the hall in 2003 to call attention to the iconic status of the machines and the university's work advancing robotics technology.

The hall of fame every year inducts new "members, which can be real robots or characters from TV, movies or other pop culture sources".

In addition to WALL-E, three real robots were honoured on Tuesday.

They are iRobot's Packbot, which was used to defuse bombs and explored a nuclear power plant after the Japanese tsunami last year; Aidebaran Robotics' NAO, an educational tool; and Big Dog, a four-legged, rough-terrain robot built by Boston Dynamics.

  • davorin.dobrovic - 2012-10-24 22:14

    Robots are going to take over the earth LOL

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