For the first time, more actual robots were inducted than fictional ones. The only fictional robot honored this year is , the robot played by Brent Spiner on the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Data was honored for the questions he constantly posed on both human nature and the rights of humanoid robots, said Matt Mason, the director of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon who announced the inductees.
Text by Candace Lombardi, staff writer, CNET News.com
May 16, 2007 7:28 AM PDT
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