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The Top 10 Good-Guy Robots in Movies
22 Jun 2015

Have we mentioned before that here at Love & Robots we think robots are very cool?

When The Avengers 2 came out just a few months ago, Ultron reminded us all to be aware of the mean robots who want to rule the world. T-800 and T-1000 from The Terminator and Megatron are right behind him. But we don’t want to talk about the bad guys. We want to say thank you to the other ones, the cute, pretty, smart, epic robots we all love. So here’s the top 10 list of our favorite robots from movies.

Wall-E & Eve - Wall-E

Wall-e

They both stole our hearts, didn’t they? Even if we ignore the lovely story behind these characters, the mere design is just beautiful. Wall-E, almost exclusively made of spare parts, and Eve, smooth and futuristic, are just perfect match. What else would you expect from an Apple Mac Robot?

R2D2 & C3PO - Star Wars

r2d2

c3po

Do we really need to explain why these two guys are on the list? These two droid friends are playing crucial roles in the Star Wars movies. Could you imagine Star Wars without them? Neither can we! R2d2 and C-3PO rightfully deserve to be here.

False Maria - Metropolis

False Maria

Metropolis was filmed in 1937 and it was way ahead of its time. The story about the perfect city with secret underground where the poor workers operate all the heavy machinery that enables lovely life for the ones in the city was seen for the first time. It is said that George Lucas patterned his C3PO after Maria from his favorite film as a film student, Metropolis.  Can you see the resemblance?

Baymax - Big Hero 6

 

Baymax

A soft robotic nurse made with the idea to improve and help humans is brilliant. The initial design is so nice that it doesn’t even look like robot, but more like a giant, soft toy. But when he puts on the armour suit, he can fly and do kung fu, and he even resembles Ironman a bit.

Rodney Copperbottom - Robots

Rodney Copperbottom

One more cute animated guy here. Even in a world populated entirely by mechanical beings Rodney Copperbottom is considered a genius inventor, and his dream is to make world a better place. He looks like a real young, happy little robotic person and that’s why we love him.

Optimus Prime - Transformers

Optimus Prime

Who doesn’t love Optimus Prime? He’s got the knowledge of martial arts, carries crazy alien weaponry, always knows what’s right, believes in peaceful co-existence with humans and he can transform into an awesome truck! That’s why he’s on our list.

Marvin - The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Marvin

Marvin a.k.a. the paranoid android who’s always depressed. He often questions the meaning of life, universe and everything else and concludes something rather pessimistic, but funny and interesting. So he’s not just cute, He’s smart as well. Plus, Radiohead were totally inspired by him.

Iron Giant

Iron Giant

A giant robot falls on the Earth from outer space, meets little boy and his friend, a not-so-successful artist, and they become friends. Of course, mean federal agents discover him and think he’s evil but he’s actually a real sweetheart who cares about his new friends.

Sonny - I, Robot & Ava - Ex Machina

Sonny

Sonny is one of the first humanoid robots in movies. Humanoid meaning having human looking face, human like brain and body, real artificial intelligence. He is also given the power of will and he is aware of right and wrong, and a very special thing about him is that he is also given the ability to dream. This guy might have been the inspiration for the character of Ava from the movie Ex Machina. Ava has very similar physical features and real A.I. She is capable of dreaming, falling in love, contemplating, emotions….almost like a real human.

Ava

David - A.I.

David

Last, but not the least, who says robots need to look like robots at all? David is a robot boy and he looks human. He’s the first robot programmed to love. His story is a modern-day Pinocchio, about finding where he truly belongs. Is he a machine or a human? He even surprises his creator when he dreams up his own desires. We love this adorable little dreamer.

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