WELL KNOWN FICTIONAL ROBOTS
Added on: 26th Jun 2015
RoboCop is the fictional robot that was brought to life by Peter Weller
in the movie of the same title in 1987. The suit was designed by
Rob Bottin with a budget of a million dollars and was attached to
Peter Weller in sections. All in all, six suits were made for the movie,
where three showed damages while the rest made it through the film.
RoboCop was the veteran police officer Alex Murphy who was brutally
murdered. His body was reconstructed in a cyborg project by
Omni Consumer Products (OCP) to address the city’s crime.
Formally designated as Lieutenant Commander Data, this android
created and designed by Dr. Noonien Soong serves as second officer
in the USS Enterprise-D and USS Enterprise-E. Aside from displaying
amazing computation skills, Data is also able to interact and understand
human emotions due to his painful experiences while at the earlier stages
of his development. Due to his association with people, Dr. Soong also
implanted an emotion chip on his positronic net to tap Data’s more
Famous for being the leader of the evil robot faction, Decepticons,
Megatron can be seen transforming into different forms such as being
a handgun, a tank, a jet, a Porsche, and even being a Nissan 370Z.
He is the nemesis of Optimus Prime and of the Autobots ever since the
war between the two forces began in Cybertron.
The character played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1984 film, T-800
is a cyborg that was designated by their numbers such as T-850 or T-101.
It was initially programmed as an assassin and military infiltration unit
by the resistance in the future to kill Sarah Connor to prevent the
birth of her son, John.
Wall-E (which stands for Waste Allocater Load Lifter- Earth Class) was
the fictional robot featured in the 2008 film entitled Wall-E. The plot
follows Wall-E as he carries out his duty to clean the waste-covered
earth in a future era. In the process of cleaning the earth he comes
across and falls in love with another task robot named Eve,
eventually following her into outer space in an adventure that
altered the destiny of not only his kind, but of humanity as well.
C-3PO is famous for being talkative, aside from the fact that he is found
talking gibberish to R2-D2 or to other droids and even humans. However,
his blabbermouth nature could be attributed to his skill of being able to
speak and interact in over 6 million forms of communication, which
explains why he is a valuable asset in the group, especially when
traveling in different planets. Serving as a protocol droid, his main
purpose is to be a liaison for different races, nations and planets by
addressing manners, customs, etiquette, and language.
Even before the days of being Prime, Orion Pax was already associated
with Megatron in an exemplary way. He viewed the Decepticon leader as
an epitome to look up to. However, when Orion Pax knew of the leader’s
evil heart, he waged war against the Decepticons.
The other half of the robot tandem in the Star Wars saga, R2-D2 is
actually a shorter term for its real name, Second Generation Robotic Droid
Series-2, according to a published Star Wars encyclopaedia. And even
though it only knows how to whistle talk, move slow, and do little things like
create a hologram projector and ride on the X-Wing, George Lucas
considered this guy to be one of his favourites.