2003 Inductees

HAL 9000   |   Mars Pathfinder Sojourner Rover   |   R2-D2   |   Unimate

The Robot Hall of Fame honors the highest accomplishments of robots in science and science fiction. Our first group of robots inducted into the Hall of Fame in November 2003 represents the best of imagined and real robots.

We celebrate landmark scientific achievements with the induction of the Mars Pathfinder Sojourner Rover, explorer of the Martian surface, and Unimate, the first industrial robot arm that worked on the assembly line.

We applaud the creative impact of HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey and R2-D2 from Star Wars. These fictional robots influence our thinking about how we want real robots to interact with humans. They inspire future scientists. They encourage us to dream about how robots might help us.