As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

The Art & Science of ROBOTICS (2) – Legendary Film & TV ROBOTS

Today I bring you the Legendary Film Robots and a couple of Television Robots from my childhood.
While doing my research on the internet about robots, I chanced upon this article on Huffington Post that talks about legendary film robots. There are 27 on the list, I am only including the first 13. Click here to view all 27.

Of all the 27 featured, here are 
my two favourite pairs of FILM ROBOTS:
C-3PO and R2-D2
from Star Wars
The permanently bickering, ever-united R2D2 and C3PO may appear to have a love / hate relationship. But deep down, their circuits bleed pure affection for one another, or why would they stay in the closest-knit, most co-dependant relationship you’ll ever see between two droids? (Info Source)
WALL-E and Eve
from WALL-E
Disney and Pixar join forces for this computer-animated tale about a wide-eyed robot who travels to the deepest reaches of outer space in search of a newfound friend. The year is 2700, and planet Earth has long been uninhabitable. For hundreds of years, WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) has been taking out the trash, and collecting precious knick-knacks in order to stave off the boredom of his dreary routine. Little does WALL-E realize that he has recently stumbled onto a secret that could save planet Earth, and once again make the ravaged planet safe for all humankind. When highly advanced search robot EVE makes friends with WALL-E and realizes the value of his remarkable discovery, she excitedly races back to let the humans know that there’s hope for their home planet after all. But after centuries alone in space, WALL-E can’t stand the thought of losing the only friend he’s ever known, and eagerly follows her into the deepest reaches of space on the adventure of a lifetime. Along the way, the friendly trash-collecting robot who has always known what he was made for gradually begins to understand what he was meant for. Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton returns to the helm for this family-friendly sci-fi adventure featuring the voices of Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin, and Ben Burtt. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
13 Legendary FILM Robots
1.  ED 209 
from RoboCop
Learn more about ED 209

the Paranoid Android
From The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Learn more about MARVIN

3. Robby the Robot
from Forbidden Planet
Learn more about ROBBY

4. C-3PO, R2-D2
from Star Wars
Learn more about C-3PO and R2-D2

 5. Maschinenmensch 
from Metropolis
Learn more about Maschinenmensch

 6. Fembots
from Austin Powers
Learn more about Fembots

 7. RoboCop
from RoboCop
Learn more about RoboCop

 8. T-800, T-1000
from Terminator 2
Learn more about Terminator 1 
and Terminator 2
9. Optimus Prime, Megatron
from Transformers
Learn more about Transformers 

 10. Rosey the Robot Maid
from The Jetsons
Learn more about The Jetsons and Rosey

11. WALL-E, Eve
from WALL-E
Learn more about WALL-E

12. Number 5
from Short Circuit
Learn more Number 5 and the film Short Circuit
13. Tom Servo, Crow T. Robot, Gypsy
from the Mystery Science Theater 3000
Learn more about MST 3000 and these characters

As I said, I wish to add 
a couple of TV Robots from my childhood:

1. Mekanda Robo

2. Voltes V

Learn more about VOLTES V

Watch this video of the opening of Voltes V, late 70’s

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