2008 Inductees

Raibert Hopper   |   NavLab 5   |   LEGO® MINDSTORMS®   |   Lt. Cmdr. Data

The Robot Hall of Fame inducted four robots on April 9, 2008 that represent the best of both real and fictional robots.

Marc Raibert's Hopper explored principles of dynamic balance that are central to agile movement by bipedal and quadrapedal robots.

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® is a robotics kit that made robots accessible to the masses.

NavLab 5 is one of a series of autonomous vehicles developed at Carnegoie Mellon University's Robotics Institute.

The lone fictional robot this year was Lt. Cmdr. Data, an android with super strength and a super memory that was portrayed by actor Brent Spiner during the 1987-1994 run of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

The fourth Robot Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held at the Carnegie Science Center in conjunction with this year's RoboBusiness conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.