Robot Hall of Fame 2014 Nominations

We invite you to participate in the nomination process for the 2014 Robot Hall of Fame! We value your input in shaping our next class of inductees. Any robot which has not been previously inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame is eligible for nomination in the appropriate category below. Please provide a relevant URL related to each of your nominees if applicable, and you may provide a comment explaining your nomination if you choose. You may nominate in any or all categories, and nominations will close on January 30, 2014. We appreciate your nominations!

Education & Consumer

This category represents robots that are meant for education, domestic/household use, and other personal applications. Previous inductees include: Sony's Aibo, Lego Mindstorms, iRobot's Roomba, and NAO.


This category represents robots that exist within the realm of movies, television, literature, art, and other venues of the Entertainment Industry. Previous inductees include: WALL-E from the film of the same name, R2-D2 and C3PO from "Star Wars", Astroboy from the Japanese Manga series, Hal 9000 from "2001 A Space Odyssey", Robby from "Forbidden Planet", David from "AI", Maria from "Metropolis", Gort from "The Day the Earth Stood Still", Lt. Commander Data from "Star Trek: The Next Generation", T-800 from "Terminator", and Huey, Dewey, and Louie from "Silent Running".

Industrial & Service

This category represents robots that are used in industrial, medical, military, and in-the-field applications. Previous inductees include: Unimate, SCARA, the da Vinci Surgical System, and PackBot


This category represents robots that are used primarily for the purpose of furthering our knowledge and understanding in the field of Robotics and other disciplines. Previous inductees include: Mars Pathfinder Sojourner Rover, Shakey, Asimo, NavLab 5, the Raibert Hopper, the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and BigDog.

People's Choice

The People's Choice category is new to the Robot Hall of Fame for 2014, and celebrates the public's increasing interest in robotics and passion for robots of all types. Any robot of any era may be nominated for this category, without limitation, as long as they have not been previously inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame.