Images: Aibo, Gort join Robot Hall of Fame

Images: Aibo, Gort join Robot Hall of Fame

Summary: Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science pays homage to Sony's robot pup and several movie robots.

TOPICS: Emerging Tech

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  • Gort

    The Robot Hall of Fame pays homage to fictional robots as well as real-world ones. Among the 2006 inductees is Gort, the strong-but-silent android from the 1951 film, "The Day The Earth Stood Still."

    "Gort was a reaction to a world mired in post-Holocaust existential relativism, to belief in definable concepts of 'good and evil' and other societal and moral dictums," Don Marinelli, director of the Entertainment Technology Center, said in a statement.

  • Maria

    One of the most famous, and perhaps the earliest, celluloid robot was the art deco-styled Maria, from Fritz Lang's silent film, "Metropolis." She's also among this year's inductees.


    The decidedly more utilitarian design heading into the Hall of Fame is SCARA--short for selective compliance assembly robot arm--a popular class of industrial robot developed in the 1970s and '80s. It was used in pick-and-place assembly and packaging operations.

    For more photo galleries of robots, click here.

Topic: Emerging Tech

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