Famous Robots

Do you remember...
You may not realize this but you know a robot. They have been part of our lives for over 75 years. Just turn your television on.
Now you remember...
Hymie?  Twiki?  Rosie?  Huey, Duey, and Louie?
There have been transformers, "Westworld" androids,
Stepford Wives and Bender Unit 22.
Lets not forget Johhny Five, D.A.R.Y.L and Bishop from the film Aliens.

"When a man's an empty kettle he should be on his mettle, and yet I'm torn apart. Just because I'm presuming' that I could be kind-a-human, If I only had heart."

How about the Tin Man (Tin Woodsman)
from the series of books by Frank Baum and the film "The Wizard of Oz."
Well almost, but not quite The Tin Man was actually a Cyborg,
not a robot...that is half machine, half human.

Data
R2D2
C3PO
Huey, Duey, and Louie
Robo Cop

 

The Forbidden Planet's Robby the Robot

 

 
 
 

       
There's a Robot in Our House! by James Monahan

"AI." "Bicentennial Man." "The Jetsons." "Richie Rich." "I, Robot." These films and TV programs may have elicited various emotions and opinions from the viewers.
Indeed, these movies and shows have unveiled the different sides of robots. However, they still point out a certain fact --- that robots, or robotic devices, are smart, fast, and hardworking. They perform according to their assigned purpose or duty. And they can be the most reliable members of your household. Yes, your very own household!
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Fun And Easy Robot Building
With Lego Mindstorm NXT

Lego has come up with the next generation Lego Mindstorm, NXT. The real easy way of forming, programming, and manipulating your very own robotic Lego creation.

       

 
No robot worked harder then Rosie. Rosie was the household all-purpose robot for the Jetsons, a futuristic cartoon family by Hanna Barbera Studios. Although she was out of date the Jetsons would never trade her in for a newer model.
 

Hymie

A self-programming, free thinking and sensitive robot played by Dick Gautier on the spy spoof "Get Smart" during the 1965-1970 television seasons.
 

Johnny Five,
Short Circuit

A self-programming, free thinking and sensitive robot played by Dick Gautier on the spy spoof "Get Smart" during the 1965-1970 television seasons.
 
In the 1988 film "Short Circuit" Columbia Pictures presented us with Johnny Five
an adorable little military robot
that became alive and self aware
after getting struck by lightening.
 

"It's the same old story. Nobody cares about a robot. Just wind him up, turn him loose, and grease him every thousand miles." -- Hymie the Robot...
Get Smart


Danger, Will Robinson! Danger

 
In the TV show the robot never had a name.
"My micromechanism thanks you, my computer tapes thank you, and I thank you"~B9 Robot, Lost in Space
 

Twiki

"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" brought us Twiki, Buck Rogers' odd little sidekick, who's sole purpose life was to carry a machine containing Dr Theododopolis's (one of the planet's scientific leaders) intelligence around his neck. Twiki's catch phrase was "Bidibidibidi" which for no reason
he would frequently blurt out.