Carnegie Mellon University, curators of the "Robot Hall of Fame" (online and at Carnegie Science Center), has opened public voting for its 2012 Robot Hall of Fame inductees. Nominees are broken down in several categories and feature real and fictional bots, from iRobot's "Create" platform to Rosie the Robot Maid to the Internet video darling BigDog robotic pack mule. Robot Hall of Fame (via CNN)
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.