Hollywood caught onto humans’ obsession with robots and have created many movies and shows focused on the future of robotic technology. Some famous robots are made to make you hate them and others make you instantly fall in love.

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These are the best famous robots in some of our favourite movies and TV shows.


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Your heart is probably made out of steel if you don’t adore Disney/Pixar’s lovable robot Wall-E. This little guy has his own movie, featuring many more sweet robots like Wall-E’s best friends, Eve and the cute cleaning robots.

Gigolo Joe

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence is a 2001 movie directed by Steven Spielberg and is all about robots and the potential for AI in the future. One of the best of the many famous robots in this movie, is Jude Law’s character, Gigolo Joe.

Victoria “V.I.C.K.I.” Ann Smith-Lawson

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Vicki (an acronym for Voice Input Child Identicant) is the wonderful robot girl in the 80s TV show, Small Wonder. The show follows the life of the Lawson family. Dad Lawson aka Ted is a robotics engineer who creates Vicki and then tries to hide the fact that she’s a robot for four seasons.

Bender Bending Rodríguez

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Bender is a bot from the Futurama franchise and one of the more morally questionable famous robots in entertainment.


Neil Blomkamp created one of the most famous robots of all time. Chappie got his name from being a “happy Chappie”.


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Sonny is one of the famous robots that stands out from the rest. After watching the 2004 sci-fi movie I, Robot, this unique robot makes you think differently about the future of personal robots and how technology is incorporated into our lives.


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Since the first movie in the Terminator franchise was released in 1984, Arnold Schwarzenegger has portrayed the role of T-800 a total of four times.


It wouldn’t be a complete list of famous robots without R2D2. This famous beeping bot first appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope in 1977 and since then has appeared in basically every other Star Wars movie and spinoff series.


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Not the happiest of the famous robots, Marvin is the Paranoid Android from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy franchise. He has been programmed to have Genuine People Personalities, which has made him rather weepy and unimpressed with life in general.


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One of the most famous robots from the Star Trek franchise, Data is an emotionless robot appearing in the 1987 – 1994 show Star Trek: The Next Generation. Data was portrayed by Brent Spiner over the show’s seven season run.


Baymax is another one of Disney/Pixar’s famous robots and also as lovable as Wall-E. He is featured in Big Hero 6 and is as cute inside as he is on the outside.

HAL 9000

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From the classic 1968 movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, HAL is not the nicest robot, but he is considered one of the most famous robots of all time.

Which of the famous robots is your favourite? Drop us a comment below and let us know.

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