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99 comments

FP!!! (-1, Offtopic)

TRIEventHorizon (744457) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508308)

FIRST POST!!!

Re:FP!!! (-1, Offtopic)

brxndxn (461473) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508383)

a Republican ROBOT?!

talk about disenfranchised.. Robots can't vote.

Re:FP!!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10508424)

I nominate all republicans.

Robot Hall of Fame? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10508321)

My nominee would have been Dick Cheney. Too late though!

Re:Robot Hall of Fame? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10508357)

My nominee would have been your mom, after last night and all.

Re:Robot Hall of Fame? (3, Insightful)

joelanders (743036) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508359)

Marvin the paranoid android should be there...

Re:Robot Hall of Fame? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10508415)

probably.the.dumbest.FUNNY.modded.post.evah...

Wifi (1, Funny)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508433)

More like George Bush. Now the truth can finally be told: that debate hump [democrats.com] was a WiFi antenna!

Re:Wifi (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10508467)

Dude! You are such a fucking retard.

You think the President of the F'ing United States is going to resort to WiFi?

Our spies have shit that is mm in size and not pumping out on 2.4ghz.

Where the fuck is the VOIP receiver? Asshat!

Re:Wifi (0, Troll)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508588)

So, Anonymous farking Coward, you admit that Bush is a robot spy! Tell us that he's from the future, and that he takes the same batteries as Schwarzenegger. We'll get them both by grounding the ionosphere!

Re:Wifi (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10512535)

From this article [scrappleface.com] :
A forensic scientist studying photographic evidence has identified an object which caused a bump on the back of a suit jacket worn by President George Bush during his first debate with John Forbes Kerry.


"It's a spine," said the unnamed scientist. "The president's backbone, in a sense, was showing during his debate with Mr. Kerry."

Re:Wifi (1)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 9 years ago | (#10513989)

Yes, they obviously transplanted an unnatural spine into the president who flipflopped on steel tarrifs, pre/post 9/11 terrorism priorities, catching Osama, education, nationbuilding, uniting/dividing, the environment, WMD in Iraq, and everything else that faced down his cowboy words and fratboy convictions. That's why the bulge is so small, and he doesn't have the guts to admit that he can't face any questions unless Cheney's "got his back". In fact, maybe that lump is Cheney. Maybe Bush has flipflopped from a rich jerk with a monkey on his back in his "misspent youth" to the monkey with a rich jerk on his back.

Re:Wifi (1)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 9 years ago | (#10512985)

Are you sure it wasn't a .. squirrel? [ibiblio.org]

Re:Wifi (1)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 9 years ago | (#10514018)

No, experts agree that the lump was really Bush's smarter brother [southparkstudios.com] .

John Edwards? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10508883)

You have to be a robot blindly recite, "When John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going get up out of that wheelchair and walk again."

Bill Gates (3, Funny)

seems so green (717796) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508340)

I nominate Bill Gates. Dude ain't right, you know? Gotta be a robot.

Re:Bill Gates (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10508518)

I would nominate Steve Ballmer, the world's first robotic monkey

(Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers...)

Re:Bill Gates (1)

Saeed al-Sahaf (665390) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508684)

Gotta be a robot.

Verses Steve Balmer who is a marionette (Developers! Developers! Developers! Can't you just see him dancing all over the stage with wires attached to his limbs?)

Heh. (4, Funny)

Renraku (518261) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508343)

*hasn't R'edTFA yet*

Johnny-5 better be on there. The Short Circuit series was the shit.

Re:Heh. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10508660)

The guy who starred in those movies was Steve Gutenburg from cacoon and Police Academy. He just kind of disapeared after he a made of string of good movies.

You know where he is now? Living alone with his mom in a tiny house in new york. wtf?! Hollywood star to loser almost overnight!

Re:Heh. (3, Funny)

Tony Hoyle (11698) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508714)

You added an extra 'the' to that sentence...

Re:Heh. (2, Interesting)

MrP- (45616) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508985)

As the biggest [imdb.com] (no need to make fat jokes.. i'm fat) Short Circuit fan [imdb.com] ever.. I SPIT ON YOU!!

Highlight !!!!! (5, Funny)

Timesprout (579035) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508345)

The highlight of the ceremony was apparently a handshake between Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and ASIMO (Honda)

If that was the highlight how many people bludgeoned themselves to death to escape the boredom? Jeez I bet even a few of the robots self terminated if that was as good as it got.

2004 Inductees? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10508373)

That's a lot of people--er, robots.

Kiss my shiny metal... (5, Funny)

Nos. (179609) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508379)

I wish Bender had been nominated.

Re:Kiss my shiny metal... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10512548)

He is. Look at the "Nominate a Robot" link

HAL9000 is in ...but (4, Funny)

xmas2003 (739875) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508380)

"Dave's not here"

WTH? What about Bender?? (2, Insightful)

raitchison (734047) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508397)

The voters can kiss his shiny metal ass, he definitely should have made it in.

Is HAL even a robot? I though he/it was a computer.

I'll be pissed of Tweakie (TWKE-4) makes it in before Bender.

Re:WTH? What about Bender?? (1)

frankvl (817911) | more than 9 years ago | (#10511219)

It was essentially a robot, since it had actuators that could push people into space etc.

Re:WTH? What about Bender?? (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#10511243)

"Is HAL even a robot? I though he/it was a computer."

If a stationary computer can take out a human, it deserves to be field promoted to 'robot'.

Re:WTH? What about Bender?? (1)

Dabido (802599) | more than 9 years ago | (#10512102)

Well, let's get off our shiny metal asses and nominate him.
BENDER FOR PRESIDENT.
... Oh, I mean for Robot hall of fame.

Al Gore unavailable for comment (4, Funny)

MobileDude (530145) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508399)

He invented robots, you know? /and probably is one - one incredibly angry robot

Re:Al Gore unavailable for comment (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10508517)

Bite me, mod.

Grandparent post was teh funnee on two fronts: (1) Al Gore invented the internet AND robots! and (2) Al Gore is a robot.

Sorry that I had to explain it to your pathetic, humorless liberal azz.

Re:Al Gore unavailable for comment (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10508527)

Oooops, looks like rational mods have wiped your "TROLL" away.

so sad

Re:Al Gore unavailable for comment (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10508538)

And according to the debates, Bush said he propsed the idea for the Hydrogen Car.

Re:Al Gore unavailable for comment (2, Funny)

arose (644256) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508626)

He must be a time traveling robot then.

DUPE? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10508413)

This reads a lot like:

http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/06/20/0 73 2201&tid=216&tid=101

Re:DUPE? (2, Interesting)

lucabrasi999 (585141) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508453)

Woops! You know, I searched for Dupes before I submitted the article. I guess I just didn't go back far enough in time. Sorry.

Re:DUPE? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10508540)

The paper posted it twice, back in June and again in October. Looks like their Science section is nothing more than filler.

Re:DUPE? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10510373)

The inductees were announced in June, the ceremony was this week.

And to test out ImageEvent's robustness :-), come visit my pictures of the demonstrations [imageevent.com] that were part of the 25th anniversary celebration.

Nintendo ROB? (4, Funny)

stateofmind (756903) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508457)

Where is the Hall of Shame at? So I can nominate Nintendo's ROB (Robotic Operated Buddy). :)

Photo of Rob, innocent at play [atarihq.com]

Josh

Will Smith (4, Funny)

Kinkify (818557) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508474)

I wonder if Will Smith was prevented from attending?

Where is Maria, the sexy robot from Metropolis? (5, Interesting)

VidEdit (703021) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508501)

What an appalling sense of science fiction history these people have. They have "SIMO...ASTRO BOY...C-3PO...Robby, the Robot...Shakey" but the ground-breaking robot from Metropolis, Maria, isn't there. This sexy robot was years ahead of its time and it wasn't until Star Wars that the boxy water heaters with flexible duct arms finally gave way back to this original design.

The idea that they would have C3P0 without first inducting Maria, who C3P0 is derivative of, shows a poor acknowledgment of the foundation laid for the future by Fritz Lang.

Check out: http://www.jeffbots.com/maria.html [jeffbots.com]

Re:Where is Maria, the sexy robot from Metropolis? (1)

snap-hiss (800713) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508659)

Let's be honest... 3PO is the man. Write that down.

Re:Where is Maria, the sexy robot from Metropolis? (4, Interesting)

JUSTONEMORELATTE (584508) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508704)

While you're right on the mark about Maria, you're missing the meaning of the word "fame," as in "Robot Hall of Fame."
Lang was visionary, (as was Wilcox with Forbidden Planet) but Maria was and is not famous.

Still, she should have at least got an honorary mention for the obvious impact she made on Lucas.

--
want an easy $10? [slashdot.org]

Re:Where is Maria, the sexy robot from Metropolis? (1)

VidEdit (703021) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508993)

It is a good point, but I think that should be more to a "Hall of Fame" than just voting in the most recent candidates. If mere fame were enough, then a Hall of Fame would be redundant since only the most obviously famous would be there...but perhaps that is the point, to pander to people.

Re:Where is Maria, the sexy robot from Metropolis? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10510684)

I disagree that Maria isn't famous. Everyone who knows at least a tiny little bit about Star Wars, and everyone who ever was into SciFi knows about the robot from Metropolis - they might not remember the name, but the shot with the lights (actually christmas tree bulbs...) swirling around robot's body is as famous as it gets.
The problem is that I doubt that there was anyone actually playing the robot in it's first movie version. It just sits there on the pedestal. The second version is hardly a robot anymore. And having Anthony Daniels shake hands with Asimo is a nice PR idea.

Where is Twiki from the Buck Rogers TV show? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10509348)

And what are the rules on sentient computers and androids? I smell a whiff of anti-androidism.

Re:Where is Maria, the sexy robot from Metropolis? (1)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 9 years ago | (#10513082)

I would certainly never have hot robotic sex with a robot invented by evil Dr. Rotwang. [activitaly.it] You just don't know who she's been.

I, for one... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10508519)

welcome our new Hall-of-fame winning Robot overlords.

Robotics Institute 25 (4, Informative)

feelyoda (622366) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508529)

this is just part of a BIG [ri25.com] event for CMU, the Robotics Institute's 25th.

Look here [blogspot.com] for semi-live blogging of tomorrows talks.

These robots are just proxies for (4, Interesting)

museumpeace (735109) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508612)

the companies that use them as window dressing "research" for PR purposes. The "robots from science" category might be legit. A glaring omission is a category like "robots from industry". Welders, spray painters and lab technicians who prepare DNA samples for sequencing engines may lament their lost jobs but few people have any idea how much their Ford or Chevy would cost or how many more decades it would have taken to crack the human genome without those least spectacular and dumbest of automatons. Except that I assume the hall of fame sponsors have hopes of keeping public interest in robotics from going all the way to zero, I think its kinda phony.

Yup, yup. Word. (1)

Saeed al-Sahaf (665390) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508719)

So true. When the average person thinks of robots they think of Robbie (not even a real robot) like bots. But most real robots bear no resemblance at all to the human form. Think of, for example, modern automotive manufacturing, or appliances such as electronic equipment. Almost completely built by robots.

What about Pimpbot? (3, Funny)

vdo2000 (713190) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508613)

How about some diversity?

Re:What about Pimpbot? (1)

snap-hiss (800713) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508741)

Or Robot Frank.

go with the astromech (5, Funny)

snap-hiss (800713) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508688)

I would have picked R2 over 3PO. I mean, he is the man in the relationship.

Wrong link (2, Informative)

Lars T. (470328) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508731)

You want the actor Robby [imdb.com] , not one of his movies.

what about polie rolie olie (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10508755)

You don't have children I see,

first get a woman
????
then comes the baby
and he/she will love rolie polie olie.

What about AIBO and QRIO? (1)

jddqr (762868) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508803)

Why does Carnegie Mellon continue to ignore QRIO [sony.net] and AIBO [aibo.com] for this "hall of fame"? Both robots have a place in the Guinness Book [guinnessworldrecords.com] of World Records [guinnessworldrecords.com] , but CMU is consistently ignoring them for some reason.

I call shenanigans!

Re:What about AIBO and QRIO? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10509259)

In a robot hall of fame, being the best isn't nearly as important as being first. It's all about technological breakthroughs. AIBO and QRIO are very cool (I know -- I was at Sony Japan at the time they were developed). But they are derivative designs. Sony will gladly admit this: they're *great* derivative designs. Honda has long worked on the P3, later morphed into ASIMO, and can lay some claim to having the first humanoid robot which operates really well. It's a triumph of control theory. So QRIO's hardly new here. And in a robot environment with tons of quadrapeds and hexapods in use for a long time, AIBO's primary claim to fame is that it became a fast seller.

really old? (1)

fcheslack (712576) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508908)

http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/06/20/073 2201&tid=216&tid=101 huh

Megaman (1)

CrazyJim0 (324487) | more than 9 years ago | (#10508932)

Fictional robot off a video game count?

Or how about the t-2000 terminator series?

Maybe they don't want bleak outlooks

God spoke with me:

www.geocities.com/James_Sager_PA/love3.html

Re:Megaman (1)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 9 years ago | (#10513124)

"Megaman, NT Warrior"? Dude, if he'd switch from NT, half his problems would be solved!

After all the fun.... (2, Funny)

westies-from-hell (533039) | more than 9 years ago | (#10509036)

Clean-up of the induction ceremony provided by Roomba [roombacommunity.com] ....

How about (1)

Dorsai65 (804760) | more than 9 years ago | (#10509050)

that oversized dildo-looking Twiki from the Buck Rogers [scifi2k.com] tv series?

ASIMO (0)

Aussie (10167) | more than 9 years ago | (#10509289)

Funny how Honda named it ASIMO, it always reminds me of robots invented by Asimov.

Re:ASIMO (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10509507)

A quick one, eh?

Re:ASIMO (1)

mattdm (1931) | more than 9 years ago | (#10510585)

Um, that's not funny. That's _obvious_.

Re:ASIMO (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#10511256)

"Funny how Honda named it ASIMO, it always reminds me of robots invented by Asimov."

No no, it was named Asimo because the prototype spouted ideas for Adam Sandler movies.

Bogus!Bogus!Bogus! (1)

rts008 (812749) | more than 9 years ago | (#10509390)

No Bender, No Hall of Fame!!!

Re:Bogus!Bogus!Bogus! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10510419)

"I'll make my own Hall of Fame. With Blackjack, and Hookers. As a matter of fact, forget the Hall of Fame!"

Re:Bogus!Bogus!Bogus! (1)

flink (18449) | more than 9 years ago | (#10518111)

I'm building my own hall of fame... with beer and hookers!
.
.
.
Never mind the beer.

Oh yeah dude. I understand. (1)

sw155kn1f3 (600118) | more than 9 years ago | (#10509491)

> Well, at least Robby the Robot finally made it in. Now I can sleep easy at night. ... Alone in your parents' basement, hugging robby the robot instead of some hot blonde. How familiar ;)

MST3K 'bots (1)

Reverend Raven (135361) | more than 9 years ago | (#10509634)

What about Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot? Further dissing of MST3K.

Re:MST3K 'bots (1)

Elindel (750689) | more than 9 years ago | (#10510204)

I noticed that Tom Servo, clearly the funniest robot ever, wasn't on the nominee list, so I had to submit him.

Sure he was just a gumball machine glued to a barrel of monkeys, but he has feelings too!

Re:MST3K 'bots (1)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 9 years ago | (#10511278)

"Sure he was just a gumball machine glued to a barrel of monkeys, but he has feelings too!"

And he's quoted far more often than C3PO.

You forgot one... (1)

comrade009 (797517) | more than 9 years ago | (#10509637)

What about Smoketron 3000, the world's first weed smoking robot?

Goby: Robot, get me a pepsi.
Smoketron 3000: (in Robotic Voice) Okay... wait, what?
Goby: I said Robot, get me a pepsi!
Smoketron 3000: Oh I got it now... wait, what?

Smoketron 3000: Dudes I'm cashed can one of you smoke me out.
Skyler: I got a little.
Smoketron 3000: Awesome, wait are you a cop?
Skyler: Noooo.
Smoketron 3000: Cause' legally you have to tell me if you are.
Skyler: I'm not a cop dude.
Smoketron 3000: There's no way I'm going back to jail. I ain't nobody's bitch.

Smoketron 3000: Dude check this out this will freak your beans, what if I'm the human and you are the robot.

Robby the Robot (1)

Hezerous (780607) | more than 9 years ago | (#10509674)

When I first read that I thought they were talking about the little NES robot. What a pity.

but what about?? (2, Funny)

Daktaklakpak (322915) | more than 9 years ago | (#10509815)

the tit man from wizard of oz? he had to be a robot!

Re:but what about?? (1)

Daktaklakpak (322915) | more than 9 years ago | (#10509833)

oops, i meant tin man

Re:but what about?? (1)

NitroWolf (72977) | more than 9 years ago | (#10511163)

Damn...

I hate when they sanitize movies just to get the PG rating. I want to see the R-Rated version of Wizard of Oz.

Although, I admit, my mind boggles as to how the Tit man would integrate into the story. Judy was pretty sexy in her day though...

Re:but what about?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10513209)

Give him the Scarecrow's song: "... If I only had a bra ..."

marvin the paranoid android? (1)

Daktaklakpak (322915) | more than 9 years ago | (#10509847)

fictional characters can be from books right?

No Cybermen or R.Daneel! (1)

Magickcat (768797) | more than 9 years ago | (#10509948)

The Hall of fame seems to completely disregard Dr Who and English sci-fi in general. No Cybermen, no K-9, no Daleks (semi-organics), no Tim from the Tomorrow People. .. and where's R. Daneel? If the longest ever running sci-fi television show, and the proposer of the positronic brain and the three laws of robotics can't get in the door, then the Bat computer will probably win it next year.

a hall of fame is nothing without hollywood (1)

comet69 (198367) | more than 9 years ago | (#10509994)

jesus.. i think most of you can agree that you feel its quite lame for there to be "fake" or hollywood robots to be in the hall of fame.. yea they may have been cool characters, there's no doubt in my mind about that.. but what about the people that dedicate their lives to robotics? there's much more than ASIMO out there..

RE: Your sig (1)

datadictator (122615) | more than 9 years ago | (#10512527)

It's Torvalds not Torvald.

Geez other languages don't use a leading s for pluralization - the singular form of Torvalds is STILL Torvalds.

Re: Your sig (1)

comet69 (198367) | more than 9 years ago | (#10512612)

poop-poop-poop-a-loop

Hey... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10510043)

What about Bender?

Man... (1)

DourSalmon (728491) | more than 9 years ago | (#10510188)

I swear they just did the exact same thing like a year ago.

informative gna]aGnaa (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10510272)

At this poInt (7000+1400+700)*4

I am shocked.... (1)

wpiman (739077) | more than 9 years ago | (#10510639)

my Robosapien didn't get it. At only $99- it is quite a bargain.

2004 inductees? (2, Funny)

some guy I know (229718) | more than 9 years ago | (#10511289)

2004 inductees to the Robot Hall of Fame.
Wow, there were that many?

There are many worthy (1)

datadictator (122615) | more than 9 years ago | (#10512714)

candidates unmentioned (as seen by reading up).

Some less obvious ones:
The star-trek computer (Well they added HAL)
Jane from the Ender series (She's so much more than a computer afterall)
The entire cast of Ghost in the Shell.
And if that goes, well heck what about Agent Smith ?
Does frankensteins monster count (After all it's the first sifi version of a bioware animaton) ?

Of course some specific real world robots deserve mention.
Big Blue for one.
This is politically charged (and I'm both non- and somewhat anti-American) but the Patriot misiles are a very good example of practical robotics being well applied. I may dissagree with where they are used - but they are saving lives.

Another Picture... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10511649)

Toy version [monstersinmotion.com]

Hedonism Bot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10511681)

I'd nominate him if I could, now that's a robot that knows how to live.

--
A man writing an opera about a woman? Oh sera, how deliciously absurd!

unflappable (1)

fortunatus (445210) | more than 9 years ago | (#10512974)

they called C3PO "unflappable"!!

heck, R2D2 was unflappable... C3PO was completely flappable!! that was the point!

Most Seductive Robot Nominated (1)

Madcapjack (635982) | more than 9 years ago | (#10531086)

I nominate Angel Lips [zbs.org] from The Adventures of Ruby
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