R2D2 Most Popular Fictional Robot

Willow Garage, the company developing the real robot PR2 (picture), published the results of their Favorite Fictional Robot Survey that draw over 500 votes: R2-D2 came out on top! (picture)

See below the ranking of the 15 robot candidates for this “election”:

  • 1. R2-D2, from Star Wars (81.5% ‘Like It’ votes)
  • 2. Bender, from Futurama (76.4%)
  • 3. WALL-E (73.9%)
  • 4. Marvin, in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (66.3%)
  • 5. HAL 9000, from 2001: A Space Odyssey (65.4%)
  • 6. Eve, from WALL-E (62.7%)
  • 7. T-800 or T-1000 from The Terminator (60.8%)
  • 8. Data, from Star Trek: Next Generation (60.1%)
  • 9. C-3PO, from Star Wars (58.9%)
  • 10. Johnny Five, from Short Circuit (53.3%)
  • 11. Optimus Prime, from Transformers (52%)
  • 12. Sonny, from I, Robot (49.8%)
  • 13. KITT, from Knight Rider (40.1%)
  • 14. Cylons, from Battlestar Galactica (39.9%)
  • 15. Rosie the Maid, in The Jetsons (27.8%)

Willow Garage’s note: “we released this survey into the wild a few weeks ago to determine the favorite fictional robot from the Willow Garage community. The survey focused on fictional robots (although we do appreciate the write-in votes for the PR2!) and was winnowed down to a Top 15 following an internal Willow Garage survey that included 40 original names.”

This article was filed in Homepage > Robots and was tagged with pr2, r2d2, Robot and Robots.
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