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SCARAThe 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.
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The final 2006 honoree is David, the waif from Steven Spielberg's "Artificial Intelligence: AI." Earlier inductees into the Robot Hall of Fame include the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO from the "Star Wars" movies; Asimo, a biped from Honda; and the Mars rover Pathfinder.