Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Name That Robot

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I know you all have suspected this, but now you finally have confirmation that it’s true; I am not a robot geek!

Name That Robot

I correctly named three robots (or maybe four, but that would have been an accident, I assure you). Wow!


  1. #1 Chris' Wills
    March 29, 2008

    Failed as well. 56%

  2. #2 Homie Bear
    March 29, 2008

    Kicked your ass! 88%. I think the question about Johnny 5 was a trick question.

  3. #3 Colin M
    March 29, 2008

    Also failed with 38%. Embarassing fact: I’m a roboticist. However, these are primarily robots from movies — and I don’t really watch movies. Want a test with real robots!

  4. #4 Bob O'H
    March 29, 2008

    Passed, 68%. And that wasn’t the proper Marvin.

  5. #5 Romeo Vitelli
    March 29, 2008

    75%. No feedback about which ones I got wrong though.

  6. #6 Rob
    March 29, 2008

    69% but I guessed on most of them, so call me lucky.

  7. #7 Horwood Beer-Master
    March 29, 2008

    81%. Might have been an element of luck though, I had to guess the ones that looked like they were from comic books – I didn’t have a clue on them.

  8. #8 ...tom...
    March 29, 2008

    50% here, a couple correct guesses.

    Ditto comment #4 about Marvin.

    Big fun.


  9. #9 blf
    March 29, 2008

    44%. Recognized a few, but mostly guessing.

    I have not got a clew who most of the robots shown, or named, are.

    And yea, that wasn’t the “real” Marvin.

  10. #10 natural cynic
    March 29, 2008

    only 50%

    but that’s because the test didn’t have the classics like Maria/maschinemench from Metropolis, Robbie from Forbidden Planet and Dr. Smith’s pal, the Robot from Lost in Space.

    does not compute

  11. #11 The Ridger
    March 29, 2008

    Also failed, 56%

  12. #12 MikeG
    March 29, 2008

    Ha! 94% For once I am ahead in these online polls!
    I would like to know what I missed, though.

  13. #13 BaldApe
    March 29, 2008


    I recognized many of them, but was unsure of the names.

  14. #14 WTJ
    March 29, 2008

    You FAILED with a 13%.

    I shall watch more sci-fi movies

  15. #15 themadlolscientist
    April 1, 2008

    What? No Gort? This test is obviously bogus!

    OK, I’m sour-grapesin’ here. I got 31%.

    Klaatu barada nikto!

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