Home News Reviews Forums Shop


Wired's List Of 50 Best Robots

General discussion. Come introduce yourself. Talk about whataver you want!

Wired's List Of 50 Best Robots

Postby Ian on Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:33 pm

I dunno if I'd count some of these as robots (Ex: HAL 9000) but the list is interesting.

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.01/robots.html

The #1 robot is pretty lame IMO. At least R2-D2 and Optimus Prime made it on the list. :D
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby Alejandra on Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:07 pm

I saw only one fem-bot, and Where is Rosie from the Jetsons?

In spanish Rosie was translated as Robotina a more hilarious name, I think.
Ciao,
macgirl.

Tired of hackintoshes and went with the real deal.
User avatar
Alejandra
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 495
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2001 8:00 pm
Location: Mexico

Postby dodecahedron on Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:08 pm

they don't have K9 on that list :(
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
-- JRRT
M.C. Escher - Reptilien
User avatar
dodecahedron
DVD Polygon
 
Posts: 6865
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2002 12:04 am
Location: Israel

Postby Morpheus on Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:42 pm

dodecahedron wrote:they don't have K9 on that list :(


Yeah, I was going to mention that. They list Astro Boy (????) but not K-9. [-X There's also one or two more I thought up yesterday, but I can't remember them now.

<edit>
Ok, here's a few:

Mervin (Hitchhiker's GuideTo The Galaxy),
Kryton (Red Dwarf),
Bender (Futurama),
Cylons (Battlestar Galactica),
Data / Lore / B4 (etc) (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
(although they're androids not robots)

(and there's probably alot more)...
User avatar
Morpheus
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 151
Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2003 3:26 am

Postby dodecahedron on Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:22 pm

as for K9, well, Americans, what do they know of good Sci-Fi ?

omitting Marvin from that list might very well be the stupidest (is there such a word?) omission. #-o

i didn't know the cylons were robots!
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
-- JRRT
M.C. Escher - Reptilien
User avatar
dodecahedron
DVD Polygon
 
Posts: 6865
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2002 12:04 am
Location: Israel

Postby smartin4 on Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:18 pm

Bender (Futurama),



An outrage that he didnt make the list!!!
:lol:

Not sure if he would actually qualify or not, but what about Voltron?
User avatar
smartin4
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 296
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2002 11:24 am
Location: New Jersey

Postby Ian on Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:34 pm

Bender would be on the 50 most notorious robots..

Was Voltron truly a robot though? People had to pilot him.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI


Return to The Beer Garden

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

All Content is Copyright (c) 2001-2017 CDRLabs Inc.