GE Commercial: Robots on the Move, with Robby, Data, B-9 and KITT

This is a couple months old, but I just happened to see it and thought it was worth posting. General Electric teases the announcement of some “brilliant new machines” by showing a parade of familiar movie and TV robots – including Robby, Data. K.I.T.T., and B-9 (i.e., the robot from LOST IN SPACE). Whatever the ultimate value of the product, it is amusing to see iconic science fiction characters – once representatives of the future – now looking forward to a new generation of machines that will exist in reality.

As GE explains on their YouTube Channel:

The robots are coming out of the woodwork to attend a mega-summit at an unknown location. A star-studded group that includes Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation), B-9 (Lost in Space), K.I.T.T. (Knight Rider), and Robby the Robot (Forbidden Planet) has gathered to get their first glimpse of the next generation of artificial intelligence — the “brilliant machines.”

The robots want to a firsthand look at the technology that will make machines work better and smarter. Join them to see how the new products from GE are integrating innovative technology with the ability to communicate, making the world work in ways never seen before. Join the revolution.

Credits:
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION is owned by CBS Studios Inc. Used under license.

Knight Rider is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All Rights Reserved.

TM & © Turner Entertainment Co. (s12)

Robot B-9™ from “Lost in Space”® is ©Space Productions, Inc. Licensed by Synthesis Entertainment. All rights reserved.

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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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