Whether your dream was to have a robot help you with your chores, do your homework, or just hang out with you, we’ve all fantasized about having our own robot at some point or another. Unfortunately, despite all the advances they’ve made in technology over the last few decades, robot companions still seem to be a distant dream for most people (sorry Apple, but Siri doesn’t count). Since we can’t have our own robot friends, for now, we’ll just have to deal with watching our favorite robots on television, and interacting with them in video games. To that end, here are some of our favorite helper robots from TV shows and games.
Rosie from The Jetsons
How could anyone not love Rosie? She was the sweet housekeeperbot we were assured would be a commonplace novelty for all families in the future. While many television and movie predictions of the future have already been proven to be bunk, The Jetsons was set in 2062, so we can still hope that in another 50 years, we will have our own Rosies. In the meanwhile, we’ll have to settle for our Roombas.