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
3D
BB-8
C-3PO
60000
5’9” | 1.75 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
C-3PO
175.000
1977.00
60000
3D
C-3PO
5’6”-7’ | 1.68-2.13 m
1966
Cybermen
213.000
1966.00
8800
3D
Cybermen
Daleks
33000
5’-6’6” | 1.52-1.98 m
1963
Daleks
198.000
1963.00
33000
3D
Daleks
Data
23000
5’11” | 1.80 m
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Data
180.000
1987.00
23000
3D
Data
6’0” | 1.83 m
Prometheus (2012)
David 8
183.000
2012.00
450
3D
David 8
7’1” | 2.16 m
2005 (Episode III: Revenge of the Sith)
General Grievous
216.000
2005.00
77000
3D
General Grievous
Gort
9700
8’ | 2.4 m
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Gort
240.000
1951.00
9700
3D
Gort
Iron Man
383000
6’1” | 1.85 m
Tales of Suspense #39 (March, 1963)
Iron Man
185.000
1963.00
383000
3D
Iron Man
Nebula
144000
5’11” | 1.80 m
The Avengers #257 (July 1985)
Nebula
180.000
1985.00
144000
3D
Nebula
9’10” | 3.0 m
4’11” | 1.5 m
Aliens (1986)
Power Loader
300.000
150.000
1986.00
30
3D
Power Loader
R2-D2
77500
3’7” | 1.09 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
R2-D2
109.000
1977.00
77500
3D
R2-D2
10’-15’ | 3.05-4.57 m (Estimated)
The Matrix (1999)
Sentinels
457.000
1999.00
1000
3D
Sentinels
5’8” | 1.73 m
Star Trek Voyager (1997)
Seven of Nine
173.000
1997.00
50000
3D
Seven of Nine
6’2” | 1.88 m
The Terminator (1984)
T-800 Terminator
188.000
1984.00
235000
3D
T-800 Terminator
Ultron
48000
7’7” | 2.31 m
The Avengers #54 (July 1968)
Ultron
2.310
1968.00
48000
3D
Ultron
Vision
85000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Avengers Vol. 1 #57 (published August, 1968)
Vision
191.000
1968.00
85000
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
3D
War Machine
R2-D2
Front and side elevation drawings of R2-D2 measuring overall height

R2-D2 is a fictional droid and sassy messenger of the Skywalker family in the Star Wars movies and their extended franchise. Though he can understand English, he only speaks in beeps and chirps, usually relying on C-3PO to translate for the rest of the team. He is a skilled astromech droid and fantastic pilot’s assistant. His successful delivery of various messages, such as Princess Leia’s message to Obi-Wan Kenobi, is critical to the success of the resistance. R2-D2 and C-3PO are the only characters to appear in all the films in the original, prequel, and sequel trilogies.

R2-D2, operated by Kenny Baker in Star Wars, is 3 foot 7 inches (1.09 m) tall.

R2-D2 is a fictional droid and sassy messenger of the Skywalker family in the Star Wars movies and their extended franchise. Though he can understand English, R2 speaks in beeps and chirps, usually relying on C-3PO to translate for the rest of the team. He is a skilled astromech droid and assistant.

R2-D2, operated by Kenny Baker in Star Wars, is 3 foot 7 inches (1.09 m) tall.

R2-D2
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3’7” | 1.09 m
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Species: Astromech droid
Homeworld:
Naboo
Affiliation: Rebel Alliance

Actor
Kenny Baker
First Appearance
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)

Drawings include:
R2-D2 front elevation, side

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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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6’0” | 1.83 m
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Species: Android

Actor
Michael Fassbender
First Appearance
Prometheus (2012)

Drawings include:
David 8 elevations (assorted), sitting

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Iron Man
Multiple dimensioned drawings of Iron Man standing casually and firing his hand blasters

Iron Man, real name Tony Stark, is a genius scientist and engineer who uses his wealth and intelligence to create the superhero Iron Man armored suit in Marvel Comics. One of the founding members of the superhero group the Avengers, Tony Stark constantly enhances and improves upon the powers, strength, durability, and weaponry of his Iron Man suits through many specialized iterations. Iron Man was introduced by Marvel in Tales of Suspense #39 in March, 1963.

Iron Man has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’6” (1.98 m) in the comics.

Illustrations of Iron Man in multiple flying postures
Iron Man, real name Tony Stark, is a genius scientist and engineer who uses his wealth and intelligence to create the superhero Iron Man armored suit in Marvel Comics. Iron Man is one of the founding members of the superhero group the Avengers.

Iron Man has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’6” (1.98 m) in the comics.

Illustrations of Iron Man in multiple flying postures
Iron Man
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6’1” | 1.85 m
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6’6” | 1.98 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Robert Downey Jr.

Powers
Genius intellect; powered armor suit with super strength, flight, durability, weapons
Real Name
Tony Stark
First Appearance
Tales of Suspense #39 (March, 1963)

Drawings include:
Iron Man standing (passive), standing (fighting), flying (angle), flying (hover)

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Seven of Nine
Size comparison drawings of Seven of Nine comparing the heights of other related characters from Star Trek

Seven of Nine is a fictional character in the science-fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager. Seven of Nine was born a human female but was assimilated by the Borg as a child and adapted with cybernetic technology. Seven was liberated by the USS Voyager in the year 2374. She joins the crew and helps fight for the implementation of justice in lawless parts of the gallery. As a drone, she has high level abilities; acute eyesight, an eidetic memory and super strength.

Seven of Nine is portrayed by Jeri Lynn Ryan with a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Seven of Nine with height measurements
Seven of Nine is a fictional character in the science-fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager. Seven of Nine was born a human female but was assimilated by the Borg as a child and adapted with cybernetic technology. Seven was liberated by the USS Voyager in the year 2374.

Seven of Nine is portrayed by Jeri Lynn Ryan with a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Seven of Nine with height measurements
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5’8” | 1.73 m
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Species: Borg/Human

Actor
Jeri Lynn Ryan
First Appearance
Star Trek Voyager (1997)

Drawings include:
Seven of Nine elevations (assorted)

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BB-8

BB-8, aka Beebee-Ate, is a fictional astromech droid in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. He is originally Poe Dameron’s adorable sidekick, later joining forces with Finn and Rey after being separated from Poe in a crash. He is responsible for successfully delivering a piece of the map to Luke Skywalker’s location, allowing Rey to later find Luke. Like R2-D2, BB-8 speaks in only beeps, relying on Rey, Poe, and C-3PO to translate to the rest of the team, and communicating with body language and the occasional thumbs up in their absence. He is identified by his distinctive orange and white coloring.

BB-8, voiced by Voiced by Ben Schwartz & Bill Hader, is 26.5” (67 cm) tall.

Set of illustrations of BB-8 in various poses measured with overall height
BB-8, aka Beebee-Ate, is a fictional astromech droid in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. He is originally Poe Dameron’s adorable sidekick, later joining forces with Finn and Rey after being separated from Poe in a crash.

BB-8, voiced by Voiced by Ben Schwartz & Bill Hader, is 26.5” (67 cm) tall.

Set of illustrations of BB-8 in various poses measured with overall height
BB-8
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26.5” | 67 cm
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Voiced by Ben Schwartz & Bill Hader
First Appearance
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)

Drawings include:
BB-8 side (rolling), front, side (thumbs up)

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