New inductees to CMU's robot hall of fame

New inductees to CMU's robot hall of fame

Postby Markus Waibel on 24 Apr 2009, 08:00

Carnegie Mellon University has announced this year's inductees into their Robot Hall of Fame. The new members are

- NASA's Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity,
- iRobot Roomba,
- DaVinci Medical Robot System,
- Huey, Dewey, and Louie, from the 1971 film “Silent Running”,
- T-800 Terminator, from the 1984 film “The Terminator”.

For the second time in a row real robots outnumber fictional ones in what Matt Mason, director of Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute, calls the "beginning of a trend", because robots are increasingly "approaching or even exceeding performance levels that once were only imagined".
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