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Robots, Real and Fictional, Honored at Hall of Fame

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Robots, Real and Fictional, Honored at Hall of Fame

Robots, Real and Fictional, Honored at Hall of Fame

Robots, Real and Fictional, Honored at Hall of Fame

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Four robots were recently inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame — two of the robots are famous ones enjoyed by kids and TV audiences, while the other two are not exactly household names.

A group of robot enthusiasts has been picking their favorite machines in both real life and in pop culture since 2003. Some of the inductees include NASA's Sojourner rover, the first space rover to reach another planet, and Hal 9000 from the Stanley Kubrik classic 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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