Pixar’s WALL-E Finds Place In Robot Hall Of Fame
The Robot Hall of Fame inducted WALL•E, the fictional robot of the namesake Pixar movie, during a ceremony Tuesday evening at Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.
WALL•E was one of four robots chosen for the first time by a popular vote.
In the Entertainment category, voters chose WALL•E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth Class), the lovable star of the 2008 Disney/Pixar blockbuster by the same name. In the movie, WALL•E inadvertently embarks on a space journey that ultimately decides the fate of mankind. Other nominees in this category included Rosie the maid from the cartoon series The Jetsons. The 12 nominees on this year’s ballot were chosen by a group of 107 robotics experts, industry leaders and aficionados selected by the Robot Hall of Fame.
Presenters at the ceremony included Jared L. Cohon, president of Carnegie Mellon; John Dulchinos, president and CEO of Adept Technology; Henry Thorne, chief technology officer of 4Moms; and Quasi, the robot character created by Interbots, a spinoff of CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center. Heather Knight, a Ph.D. student in CMU’s Robotics Institute, and her stand-up comedian robot, Data, performed during the event. Information about the RHOF and previous winners is available at www.robothalloffame.org.
Robot Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Ceremony Announcement
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