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| K-9 – appeared many times in the UK BBC TV series ‘Dr Who’.
The robotic (remote controlled) dog was designed by Tony Harding and constructed by the BBC Visual Effects Department.
|K-9 first appeared in the episode ‘The Invisible Enemy’ 8 Oct. 1977, as a robotic dog made by Professor Marius to replace his real dog left on earth on Earth. The professor offers K-9 to the Doctor since he is unable to return to earth with the robotic dog due to luggage limits!
There have been three K-9s:
K-9 Mk I stayed with Leela on Gallifrey; Dr Who’s home planet.
K-9 Mk II constructed by the Doctor, remained in E-Space with Romana.
K-9 Mk III was a gift from the Doctor to Sarah Jane Smith.K-9 was voiced by John Leeson.
| Kirobo – The world’s first talking robot to be sent into space! Kirobo blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) on 9 August 2013 on a 18 month mission for the Japanese space agency JAXA.Kirobo stands just 34cm high and was created by Tomotaka Takahashi.
This cute robot has been designed as a robot-human counsellor/companion for the Japanese ISS commander Kochi Wakata.
Kirobo was modelled after ‘Astro Boy’ and has a twin on earth called Mirata.
And, of course, Kirobo, being a PR robot, has his own twitter feed.Watch him float about on Youtube.Kirobo went quite in May 2014, apparently having a good rest and not returning to earth just yet.
|Kraftwerk ‘The Robots‘ an original track on the Man-Machine album. The Robots Cover album was released in 1991.
Kraftwerk performed the track dressed as the robots.
|Kronos – from the B-movie ‘Kronos: Ravager of Planets’, (1957).
An alien race has used all its energy resources and sends a robot scout to earth to absorb as much energy as possible and return! Leading to the possibility of even more visiting poor Earth.
A somewhat angular Kronos eventually attacks Los Angeles and starts to grow larger as it absorbs the energy from a hydrogen bomb! Earth scientists eventually attack with a rare element…
In Greek mythology, Kronos overthrew his father and ruled the first Titans during the ‘Golden Age’, until he was overthrown by his own son Zeus.
Dave Lister teaches Kryten how to break his programming and become a bit of a rebel.
|A to Z of Robots
Robots Beginning with K