Carnegie Mellon Adds 4 Bots to Robot Hall of Fame

Carnegie Mellon University inducted four robots into its Robot Hall of Fame, including a hopping robot; the first car to drive itself across the country; a kit that enables anyone to build a robot; and the android Data from Star Trek.

Officially, the four inductees are Raibert Hopper, the NavLab 5 self-steering vehicle, the LEGO Mindstorms kit, and Lieutenant Commander Data from Star Trek.

The new inductees join the incumbent Hall of Famers, a list that includes the Mars Pathfinder Rover, the HAL 9000 robot from the movie 2001: a Space Odyssey, and Honda's ASIMO robot.

The Hall of Fame was started in 2003.

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Paul McCloskey is contributing editor of Syllabus.

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