Robots refer to machines that have been programmed to respond to external actions and behaviors automatically. The word robots usually signifies a degree of artificial intelligence. We think of robots and we think of famous robots in culture, such as C-3PO and R2-D2 in Star Wars, The Terminator, Robocop, or more recently, Ava in Ex- Machina. These robots have human-like qualities but are in fact machines made by humans. Robotic technology can be used in production lines, to create machines that will take over from humans. There is a great fear that robots will learn too much, and be able to think for themselves and then they will take over the world.

What is a robot?

A robot can be defined as a physical embodiment of artificial intelligence that can take actions and create effects on the physical world. Robots also make decisions that make them useful as intelligence has become an essential component of robots. A robot can also be defined as a physical machine that’s programmable by a computer and execute tasks automatically by itself. A robot is essentially a physical embodiment of artificial intelligence.

What are the Three Laws of Robotics?

The 3 Laws of Robotics were created by Isaac Asimov in the 1940s. The first law is that a robot may not injure a human being or allow a human being to be harmed. The second law is that a robot must obey the orders given by a human being except where it would conflict with the First law. The third law is that a robot must protect its own existence as long as it does not conflict with the First or Second law.

Who is the father of robotics?

Joseph F. Engelberger is considered all over the world as the father of robotics. Joseph Engelberger was an American physicist, engineer, businessman and is referred to as the man responsible for the birth of one of the most impactful industries, robotics. He developed the first industrial robot in the United States in the 1950s. He was born in 1925 and died in 2015.

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BB-8
53000
26.5” | 67 cm
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
BB-8
67.000
2015.00
53000
GUIDE
3D
BB-8
6’4” | 1.93 m
1999 (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Battle Droid
193.000
1999.00
2500
GUIDE
3D
Battle Droid
C-3PO
60000
5’9” | 1.75 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
C-3PO
175.000
1977.00
60000
GUIDE
3D
C-3PO
5’6”-7’ | 1.68-2.13 m
1966
Cybermen
213.000
1966.00
8800
GUIDE
3D
Cybermen
Daleks
33000
5’-6’6” | 1.52-1.98 m
1963
Daleks
198.000
1963.00
33000
GUIDE
3D
Daleks
Data
23000
5’11” | 1.80 m
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Data
180.000
1987.00
23000
GUIDE
3D
Data
6’0” | 1.83 m
Prometheus (2012)
David 8
183.000
2012.00
450
GUIDE
3D
David 8
6’0” | 1.83 m
1999 (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Destroyer Droid
183.000
1999.00
1160
GUIDE
3D
Destroyer Droid
7’1” | 2.16 m
2005 (Episode III: Revenge of the Sith)
General Grievous
216.000
2005.00
77000
GUIDE
3D
General Grievous
Gort
9700
8’ | 2.4 m
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Gort
240.000
1951.00
9700
GUIDE
3D
Gort
Iron Man
383000
6’1” | 1.85 m
Tales of Suspense #39 (March, 1963)
Iron Man
185.000
1963.00
383000
GUIDE
3D
Iron Man
L3-37
5500
5’10” | 1.79 m
2018 (Solo: A Star Wars Story)
L3-37
179.000
2018.00
5500
GUIDE
3D
L3-37
Nebula
144000
5’11” | 1.80 m
The Avengers #257 (July 1985)
Nebula
180.000
1985.00
144000
GUIDE
3D
Nebula
9’10” | 3.0 m
4’11” | 1.5 m
Aliens (1986)
Power Loader
300.000
150.000
1986.00
30
GUIDE
3D
Power Loader
R2-D2
77500
3’7” | 1.09 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
R2-D2
109.000
1977.00
77500
GUIDE
3D
R2-D2
10’-15’ | 3.05-4.57 m (Estimated)
The Matrix (1999)
Sentinels
457.000
1999.00
1000
GUIDE
3D
Sentinels
5’8” | 1.73 m
Star Trek Voyager (1997)
Seven of Nine
173.000
1997.00
50000
GUIDE
3D
Seven of Nine
6’4” | 1.93 m
2002 (Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones)
Super Battle Droid
193.000
2002.00
6000
GUIDE
3D
Super Battle Droid
6’2” | 1.88 m
The Terminator (1984)
T-800 Terminator
188.000
1984.00
235000
GUIDE
3D
T-800 Terminator
Ultron
48000
7’7” | 2.31 m
The Avengers #54 (July 1968)
Ultron
2.310
1968.00
48000
GUIDE
3D
Ultron
Vision
85000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Avengers Vol. 1 #57 (published August, 1968)
Vision
191.000
1968.00
85000
GUIDE
3D
Vision
6’1” | 1.85 m (Armor); 5’8” | 1.73 m (Actor)
Iron Man #118 (January 1979)
War Machine
185.000
1979.00
65000
GUIDE
3D
War Machine
David 8
Size comparison drawings of David 8 comparing the heights of other related characters from the Alien franchise

David 8 is a character in the 2012 Alien prequel, Prometheus. David 8, also known as David, is an android serving as an assistant and surrogate son to his creator, Peter Weyland. David is intelligent, resourceful and compassionate.  He joins the crew aboard the research vessel Prometheus which is headed for the moon LV-223 and passes time by monitoring the crew members' dreams and watching films. He becomes obsessed with the concept of creating life of his own and begins to conduct experiments to engineer his own Alien life form. David is played by Michael Fassbender.

David 8 is portrayed by Michael Fassbender with a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of David 8 with height measurements
David 8 is a character in the 2012 Alien prequel, Prometheus. David 8, also known as David, is an android serving as an assistant and surrogate son to his creator, Peter Weyland. David is intelligent, resourceful and compassionate. He joins the crew aboard the research vessel Prometheus.

David 8 is portrayed by Michael Fassbender with a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of David 8 with height measurements
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Species: Android

Actor
Michael Fassbender
First Appearance
Prometheus (2012)

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David 8 elevations (assorted), sitting

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Sentinels
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Sentinels in relation to other Matrix characters

Sentinels are the machines that patrol the ancient sewers and passages of human cities within the film franchise, The Matrix. They support the machines that control the Matrix by searching for any signs of human resistance and eliminating them. Sentinels have metallic tentacles which help them move around swiftly and quietly. Although lacking in weaponry, they are armed with a laser bean that can cut through any metal. Although Sentinels can be defeated if they are on their own, they often travel as a swarm. They are feared by the people of Zion.

Sentinels have an estimated total length of between 10’-15’ (3.05-4.57 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Sentinels labeled with overall height
Sentinels are the machines that patrol the ancient sewers and passages of human cities within the film franchise, The Matrix. They support the machines that control the Matrix by searching for any signs of human resistance and eliminating them. Sentinels have metallic tentacles.

Sentinels have an estimated total length of between 10’-15’ (3.05-4.57 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Sentinels labeled with overall height
Sentinels
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10’-15’ | 3.05-4.57 m (Estimated)
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First Appearance
The Matrix (1999)

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Sentinels elevations (assorted)

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Gort
Collection of dimensioned drawings of Gort in various standing postures viewed from the front

Gort, also nicknamed Iron Man, is a humanoid police force robot that serves and protects his master Klaatu in the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still from 1951. After arriving to Earth with Klaatu, Gort vaporizes the guns of several soldiers without harming the soldiers by using his main, and only weapon: a laser beam concealed in his facial visor powerful enough to destroy the entire Earth. For much of the movie, Gort stands still guarding their spaceship they arrived in and never speaks; he only follows commands from Klaatu or acts to protect his master. The Day the Earth Stood Still was remade in 2008 and the character of Gort was altered almost completely from the original.

Gort, portrayed by Lock Martin in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), is 8 foot (2.4 m) tall.

Gort, also nicknamed Iron Man, is a humanoid police force robot that serves and protects his master Klaatu in the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still from 1951. After arriving to Earth with Klaatu, Gort vaporizes the guns of several soldiers without harming the soldiers by using his laser beam.

Gort, portrayed by Lock Martin in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), is 8 foot (2.4 m) tall.

Gort
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Actor
Lock Martin
First Appearance
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

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Gort front (guard), front (attack), front (carrying woman)

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General Grievous
Collection of drawings of General Grievous measured with overall height

General Grievous is a fictional Jedi hunter and military strategist for the Separatist military during the clone wars in the Star Wars movies and their franchise. He is an intimidating figure and his body itself is a weapon, the technology adapting to his needs. Always knowing when to cut his losses, Grievous is willing to run from a fight to save his own skin, a tactic that saves him more than once. General Grievous is known for his iconic skull-like head, and techno-organic figure, as well as his proficiency wielding as many as four lightsabers at once.

General Grievous, voiced by Matthew Wood, is 7 foot 1 inch (2.16 m) tall.

General Grievous is a fictional Jedi hunter and military strategist for the Separatist military during the clone wars in the Star Wars movies and their franchise. He is an intimidating figure and his body itself is a weapon, the technology adapting to his needs.

General Grievous, voiced by Matthew Wood, is 7 foot 1 inch (2.16 m) tall.

General Grievous
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7’1” | 2.16 m
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Actor
Matthew Wood
First Appearance
2005 (Episode III: Revenge of the Sith)

Drawings include:
General Grievous front (standing), fighting (front)

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Destroyer Droid | Droideka
Size comparison drawings of Destroyer Droid | Droidekas comparing the heights of other related Star Wars characters

Destroyer Droids or Droideka, are very deadly droids used during The Clone Wars. They are kind of like spiders, looking like robots, ready to kill! With three legs, two arms that are basically guns themselves, and the ability to curl into a ball and hurl through the air at approximately 75 kilometers per hour, when these guys show up, the opposing team is definitely shaking in their boots! Destroyer Droids can really only be killed by a cannon or something more powerful. This is not a robot you want to cross paths with, but if you do, keep in mind that they cannot see behind themselves, which may be their only vulnerability.

Destroyer Droid (Droidekas) are visualized as having an overall height between 6’0” (1.83 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Destroyer Droid | Droidekas with height measurements
Destroyer Droids or Droideka, are very deadly droids used during The Clone Wars. They are kind of like spiders, looking like robots, ready to kill! With three legs, two arms that are basically guns themselves, and the ability to curl into a ball and hurl through the air.

Destroyer Droid (Droidekas) are visualized as having an overall height between 6’0” (1.83 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Destroyer Droid | Droidekas with height measurements
Destroyer Droid | Droideka
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6’0” | 1.83 m
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First Appearance
1999 (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace)

Drawings include:
Destroyer Droid (Droideka) front, side (assorted)

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