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The 50 Best Robots Ever

Wired lists the The 50 Best Robots Ever, both fictional and real.

An interesting list, to be sure. The Iron giant got robbed, though. And no robots from I, Robot? No R. Daneel Olivaw? Bah!

Anyway, the winners are summarized here…

  1. Stanley
  2. Astroboy
  3. Spirit and Opportunity
  4. Robby the Robot
  5. Shakey
  6. Qrio
  7. The Mechanical Knight
  8. Da Vinci Surgical System
  9. Dante II
  10. The Stanford Cart
  11. Speedy
  12. T-52 Enryu
  13. Edinburgh Modular Arm System
  14. Genghis
  15. Wabot and Wabot 2
  16. Robart III
  17. Albert Hubo
  18. Honda’s P2
  19. R2-D2
  20. Mindstorms
  21. Personal Satellite Assistant
  22. Rossums’ Universal Robots
  23. Gort
  24. Elsie and elmer
  25. Partner Ballroom Dancing Robots
  26. False Maria
  27. MQ-1 Predator
  28. The Terminator
  29. Vaucanson’s Duck
  30. The Tin Woodman
  31. GM Unimate
  32. Abe
  33. The Turk
  34. Optimus Prime
  35. The Iron Giant
  36. Packbots
  37. RB5X
  38. Sony Aibo
  39. S-Bots
  40. Elektro and Sparko
  41. Mobots
  42. Lilliput Toy Robot
  43. Attack Bots from Runaway
  44. Slugbot
  45. Nintendo R.O.B.
  46. Roomba Discovery
  47. Hal 9000
  48. Kitt
  49. Leonardo
  50. Robonaut

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

1 Comment on The 50 Best Robots Ever

  1. How could Daneel not be on this list? He’d be the first one I’d look for! Best ever.

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