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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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Those guys are great!!

It's kind of sad really, the R2-D2 cost $100 and Wall-E cost almost $400, R2-D2 works way better then Wall-E. If I wasn't afraid of messing it up, I would hack Wall-E and make him better.

I like Huey, Dewey and Louie from the cult scifi movie 'Silent running', 1972.

Great film, one of my favorite Sci-Fi flicks!  It's funny, if you look closely at the picture that hardmouse posted the other day you can see Huey and Dewey looking down at the the "leg" of Louie.   :-(



i also came accross this upcoming set of limited edition replica drones for collectors from Sixteen 12 Collectibles...  totally awesome!


Robby rocks!   ...And so do the blondes in that film   :-)

that guy also makes an appearance in the movie gremlins:

That's hilarious!   I totally forgot about that...