Do You Recognize These Robots?

Oct. 13, 2022
Can you identify these robots from a small image clip?

This is part of the Do You Recognize This series in the Electronic History section of our Series Library and in the TechXchange: ROS: Robot Operating System

What you’ll learn:

  • What were some of the more interesting robots of the past?
  • Why these robots were influential.

Robots have fascinated engineers and the public, showing up in all sorts of movies and books from Asimov’s I, Robot to Wall-E. We’re not quite to the point of Asimov’s three laws of robotics for positronic brains, but these days machine learning and artificial intelligence have progressed significantly to make fully autonomous robots practical for some applications.

In this gallery, we take a look at real robots that have impacted the electronics industry. This isn’t an exhaustive list, which would include hundreds of slides. Instead, we cherry-pick some robots we’ve encountered along the way. See if you can recognize these from the hints.

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