Meet the world's coolest robots, all in one place.

ROBOTS is an interactive guide featuring more than 240 real-world robots, with thousands of photos, videos, and animations.

Learn all about robots, humanoids, drones, and self-driving cars, how they work, and how they are changing the world. Explore our vast robot collection by sorting and filtering by categories, capabilities, and countries, or search by keywords. Browse detailed technical specs and read the latest robot news. See our robot rankings and play the "face-off" games. Get inspired by the amazing world of robots and learn how you can get started in robotics.

ROBOTS was designed for anyone interested in learning more about robotics, including robot enthusiasts, both experts and beginners, researchers, entrepreneurs, STEM educators, teachers, and students.

The foundation for ROBOTS is IEEE's Robots App, which was downloaded 1.3 million times and is used in classrooms and STEM programs all over the world.

ROBOTS supports IEEE's mission to advance technology for humanity and the engineering profession, and to introduce careers in technology to students around the world.

Who We Are

ROBOTS is an editorial product of IEEE Spectrum, an award-winning technology magazine and the flagship publication of the IEEE, the world's largest professional organization devoted to engineering and the applied sciences.

Concept & Content
ROBOTS was co-created by Erico Guizzo, Spectrum's Digital Product Manager, and Randi Klett, Spectrum's Photography Director.

Robotics Editor Evan Ackerman helps wrangle the robots onto the site and writes and edits articles, videos, interviews, and more.

Harry Goldstein, Editor in Chief
Mark Montgomery, Creative Director

Additional Help
Elizabeth Bretz, Laura Bridgeman, Stephen Cass, Ramona Foster, Michele Kogon, Jean Kumagai, Sylvana Meneses, Brandon Palacio, Erik Vrielink

Contact Us

Design & Development

ROBOTS was designed by Pentagram and Standard, and developed by Standard.

The site is built as a Remix app running on Cloudflare with structured content from Sanity.io. Site search is powered by Algolia.

Steering Committee

The ROBOTS Steering Committee, which includes IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (RAS) volunteers and Spectrum staff, provides guidance to the project, assisting with robot selection and content creation.

Angelica Lim and Ross Mead

Evan Ackerman, Carlotta Berry, Kyujin Cho, Amy Eguchi, Ken Goldberg, Steve Goodgame, Erico Guizzo, Serena Ivaldi, Andra Keay, Randi Klett, Guillherme Maeda, Anis Sahbani, Bram Vanderborght, Cynthia Yeung

Educational Activities Committee (EAC) Chair: Andreas Müller
Executive Director: Terence Martinez
Staff: Faith Agnew, Paul Goldberg, Amy Reeder


We are grateful to our sponsors for supporting this project.

Additional support comes from the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, IEEE New Initiatives, and IEEE Foundation.

We thank Colin Angle, Eric Berger, Rodney Brooks, Steve Cousins, Raffaello D'Andrea, Ken Goldberg, Dennis Hong, Auke Ijspeert, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Dean Kamen, Heather Knight, Gill Pratt, Marc Raibert, Daniela Rus, Claudio Semini, and Takanori Shibata for submitting to interviews.

We also thank the hundreds of roboticists and other individuals who provided us with information and images about their robots. Without them this project would not have been possible.

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