April 30, 2003
Building upon its leadership position in robotics research and development, and in recognition of the increasing benefits robots are bringing to society, Carnegie Mellon University has established "The Robot Hall of Fame" to honor noteworthy robots, both real and fictional, along with their creators.
Experts in Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science and Robotics Institute will collaborate with Pittsburgh's Carnegie Science Center and the Pennsylvania Departments of Tourism and Economic Development to create a permanent, interactive exhibition involving robots that will educate and entertain a wide variety of audiences. Initially, the exhibit will be housed in the School of Computer Science on Carnegie Mellon's campus. Induction of the first robots will take place in fall 2003.