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11 Helpful Movie Robots That Will Ruin Your Life
Bad robots: The very latest in artificial stupidity

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11 Helpful Movie Robots That Will Ruin Your Life | R2-D2
R2-D2

Films: The Star Wars franchise (1977-)

Panaka calls him “an extremely well put-together little droid”, and that’s true: he has a lightsaberport, a hologram projector, a computer slicer, a fire extinguisher and the ability to man an X-wing. He is, without a doubt, a useful box of tricks – but he’s also a nightmare to live with. He's a snarky bugger, can’t climb stairs properly, and moves at a snail’s pace. It’s no wonder C-3PO went slightly mad walking through the desert with him, frankly. Then there’s his weight. A portly little droid, you're nigh on guaranteed to sprain something getting him in and out of your sandcrawler. And remind us why he can only speak in bleeps when his projection unit can play voices? Expect a lifelong relationship with this particular droid to result in you saying, “This is all YOUR fault” on a surprisingly regular basis.

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Where's WALL-E? More

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What! no Maximilian from the Black Hole!!! 'Maximilian, it's time to liquidate our guests" More

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No Ed 209? The future of law enforcement, that can handle everything in the urban environment... except stairs. More

Posted by Schnorbitz on Thursday March 7, 2013, 23:18

5 Japanese 'Doraemon' belongs to this group!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doraemon It's a robot cat from the future! Very helpful, but often with highly devastating result. It does enjoy decades-long celluloid releases, not only on printed media. More

Posted by terryl on Tuesday March 5, 2013, 17:35


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