Pittsburgh Robot Hall of Fame has 4 more members

Pittsburgh Robot Hall of Fame has 4 more members

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ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Wall-E at the D23 Expo presented by the Walt Disney Studios at the Anaheim Convention Center on September 13, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 24, 2012 at 8:55 AM

   PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Robot Hall of Fame in Pittsburgh has four new members, including WALL-E, star of the 2008 animated film.

   Carnegie Mellon University created the hall in 2003 to call attention to the iconic status of the machines and the university's own work advancing robotics technology. The hall of fame moved to the science center in 2009 and every year inducts new "members," which can be either real robots or characters from TV, movies or other pop culture sources.

   In addition to WALL-E, three real robots were honored Tuesday.

   They are iRobot's Packbot, which was used to defuse bombs and explored a nuclear power plant after the Japanese tsunami last year; Aidebaran Robotics' NAO, an educational tool; and Big Dog, a four-legged, rough-terrain robot built by Boston Dynamics.
 

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