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10 robots and machines from the history books

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Shakey the Robot, 1972

Shakey (pictured at left) is considered "the first mobile robot to be able to reason about its own actions." The robot was developed at the Artificial Intelligence laboratory of SRI International from 1966 to 1972. Shakey could receive instructions by keyboard and then break down the request into a series of tasks. Shakey was inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame in 2004 alongside C-3PO of "Star Wars" fame (pictured at right, at the Hall of Fame with the actor who portrayed him, Anthony Daniels).