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Who are YOUR favorite Sci-Fi Robots?

It is no surprise that many scientists chose their profession because of the influence that Science Fiction had on them, with its dazzling displays of robotic technology and spectacular visions of the future. 

Who are your favorite Sci-Fi Robots that influenced you to build robots as a hobby or as a professional roboticist?
(Please include pics and links)


Here are some of my favorites:


1.  Giant Robot (Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot - 1967)



2.  Class M-3 Model B9 Robot  (Lost In Space - 1968)



3.  Power Droid  (Star Wars IV: A New Hope - 1977)



4.  Power-Loader piloted by Sigourney Weaver  (Aliens - 1986)



5.  AL-97S Improved "Hannibal" UN Robot (Patlabor 2 the Movie - 1993)


6.  Project 2501 (Ghost in the Shell - 1996)


...and the list goes on and on!!




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yeah thats him.



Can wall-e counted in this one ?

If so I choose wall-e ,it may be a cartoon but he rocks.

Yes he can definitely be counted, for sure!

But Max and Vincent were some of my original "Golly, I want a antigrav robot" inspirations.

Still working on the homemade antigrav unit...

I agree with Jax, Vincent and Maximillion were very cool in their day.

Oh yeah man!  Black Hole was awesome.  About a month or so ago I was browsing around the web and found that there was a toy company called MindStyle that made a scale replica of "Vincent" for the San Diego Comic Convention 2009.  It was a limited edition of 300 that I am sure sold out in minutes...I'll have to keep checking eBay!    :-)

Mindstyle "Vincent" scale replica



i remember having a toy of the smashed one i found on the streets.
i really liked it even though i didn't see the movie or even knew what it was from
until decades later.

these little guys have allot of personality.

My favourite robot is IRON MAN I dont know if it counts cause its like a high tech prosthetic.


If he is, this guy defently counts:

He definitely counts!    I would classify a powered exoskeleton as a robot for sure.  This is another film I have yet to see, I heard it was super cool!