PITTSBURGH, June 19 (UPI) -- Five robots from both science fiction and technical reality will enter Carnegie Mellon University's Robot Hall of Fame in Pittsburgh this fall.
The tin-filled hall of fame will add Honda's Asimo bot, Shakey the Robot, Astroboy, C3PO and Robby the Robot.
The panel of robot lovers who selected them included sci-fi legend Arthur C. Clarke, the BBC reported Sunday.
The android superstars will officially take their place in the Robot Hall of Fame at a ceremony in October.
They will join last year's inductees, the Mars explorer Sojourner, the assembly line Unimate, Hal 9000 from "2001: A Space Odyssey," and R2-D2 from Star Wars.
"The jury discussed this year's candidates at length and has made some excellent choices," James Morris, founder of the Robot Hall of Fame, told the BBC.
"I'm happy to see some older, historically important robots like Shakey and Robby joining the newer ones like Asimo and C3PO."