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CMU’s Robot Hall of Fame inducts four

“The Robot Hall of Fame inducted four robots chosen for the first time by a popular vote — Aldebaran Robotics’ NAO humanoid, iRobot’s PackBot bomb disposal robot, Boston Dynamics’ four-legged BigDog and WALL-E, the fictional robot of the namesake Pixar movie.” Shirley Saldamarco, the director of the Robot Hall of Fame said “More than any previous class of inductees, this group of robots selected by popular vote represents contemporary robotics — robots at the cutting edge of technology — rather than older robots of strictly historical importance.”

See on www.robothalloffame.org

By John Payne

Metals shop and auto mechanics in high school; B.A. in Biology, eventually leading to an interest in General Systems and computing; interest in robotics sparked by the realization that autonomous machines could enable a vast improvement in land management.