3. C.H.O.M.P.S. (From a movie of the same name)
4. Sprocket (?)
7. Scraps (I'm gonna use that one)
8. Gizmo (Gremlins)
10. Dynomutt (The Blue Falcon)
11. Jinx (Space Camp)
Alexander Key wrote many children's books in the '50's and '60's,
some of them about robots. I recall reading "Rivets and Sprockets"
[two 'child' robots who are the main characters in the story] as a
child in the '60's, and I see he wrote these other robot titles (that
apparently the library didn't have at the time, else I would have read
Sprockets - A Little Robot
Bolts, A Robot Dog
As far as robot names from popular culture, there was "Robby The
Robot" from the movie "Forbidden Planet", and of course from the "Lost
In Space" TV series, the robot with the unimaginative name of "Robot."
I've heard lots of names for various robots at the local club,
<http://www.botlanta.org , one I recall from the vacuum robot contest
is "Sir Sucks-A-Lot."
The "Lost in Space" robot was B9. They just called it "robot". Of course
with only one robot around there wasn't any problem.
Sort of like how Homer (in the Simpsons) calls his son "the boy".)
D. Jay Newman
Jimmy Neutron calls his robotic dog "Goddard". He does tricks as well.
When Jimmy says "play dead" Goddard immediately detonates in a large
explosion, and then goes through a quick cycle of self-reassembly. Neat
trick if you can pull it off!!
On Sat, 14 Aug 2004, D. Jay Newman wrote:
Actually 'daggit' is just the word they used for dog. The original
Muffet (Boxey's biological pet) was a daggit, the muffet I am talking
about is the robot daggit (dog) that they built for him as a
replacement after the Cylons killed the original Muffet. Boxey still
referred to Muffet as a daggit though.
[ Once you know it is really a chimp in a dog suit it really spoils
the whole effect :( ]
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