Which Famous Robot Are You?
Every day, there are more and more stories about robots and artificial intelligence in the news. Microsoft invested over $13 billion in OpenAI, Elon Musk launched a new AI company, and Congress held an open hearing on the pros and cons of AI and particularly its effects on human-produced art.
In a time where we might all question the human condition, we’ve lightened the mood by developing our own quiz to find out which famous robot you’re most like. Would you go straight to the top as beloved Transformers leader Optimus Prime? Perhaps you’d rather be your own person than influence others as the powerful Iron Giant?
Bender Rodriguez is your sci-fi spirit animal if you don’t want any responsibility and just want to consume more alcohol and debauchery as a humanoid robot. If a small robot that helps the human race is more your speed, Wall-E welcomes you as long as you don’t litter. Come find out which of these robots fits you best in this quiz!
Famous robots have left a chromatic imprint on pop culture history longer than most people realize. Karel Čapek invented the word "robot" in his play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) in 1920. "The Mechanical Man" was released in theatres the following year. A gang of criminals hijack the blueprints to build essentially a robot created with superhuman strength and quickness.
Stanley Kubrick's 1968 classic 2001: A Space Odyssey sent science fiction interest into overdrive. America completed its own real-life space odyssey by landing on the moon the following year.
Star Wars birthed arguably the most famous robots of recent times in R2 D2 and C-3PO. Arnold Schwarzenegger popularized brutish bots with his role as one of the main characters of the Terminator franchise.
Transformers cartoons added depth and new twists to the typical robot character through the animated series and high-grossing animated films. Astro Boy and later the Gundam Wing franchise made famous robots synonymous with anime.