The guys at Times Online (UK) have compiled a list of the 50 coolest movie robots, measured with the following factors in mind:
Link to list, which includes lots of video clips -- this is a fun, obsessively assembled homage. (thanks, Mikey)
Plausibility (meaning how likely it would be that, with advances on currently existing technology, such a device could be built) Coolness (just how well designed, shiny or generally well-appointed the robot appeared to be) Dangerousness (scoring not only on built-in weaponry, but the robot's eagerness to use it) Related Links Comedy Value (how effective the robot is at providing light relief in the film in which it appears)
Reader comment: Mark Christian says,
Heya. If you feed that link into Chime.TV, you can watch all the video clips in one go. :) Link.
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