America’s Favorite Fictional Robots

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> From: Knight Rider (1982-1986)

KITT is an acronym for both Knight Industries Two Thousand and Knight Industries Three Thousand, in both cases an advanced automobile with artificial intelligence — in short, a talking car.

Source: Courtesy of Lucasfilm Ltd.

R2-D2 & C-3PO
> From: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

R2-D2 is a straight-up robot and C-3PO is his humanoid robot counterpart in the “Star Wars” franchise. They provide a measure of comic relief against the other characters.

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Optimus Prime
> From: Transformers (2007)

Optimus Prime is a Cybertronian, one of a fictional extraterrestrial species of sentient self-configuring modular robotic lifeforms — a Transformer, in other words.

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

> From: WALL-E (2008)

WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter: Earth-Class) is a trash compacting robot, the only one of his kind still functioning on an Earth that has become a garbage-strewn wasteland by the 29th century.

Source: Courtesy of TriStar Pictures

> From: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

The T-1000 is a new Terminator, a shapeshifting android аssаssin — a kick-аss bad guy — made out of a so-called mimetic polyalloy, which accounts for his ability to change forms.

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