Optimus Prime. R2-D2. Wall-E. The Terminator. Bender. Rosie the robot maid. I could go on and on enumerating the names of some of the most beloved robots in popular culture. But if you’re keen on learning about some of the most beloved robots in the real world, I’m afraid I can’t help you with that. What can help you is the newly released Robots for iPad.

Developed by none other than the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Robots for iPad showcases real-life robotics at its finest.

Featuring 126 robots from 19 countries, Robots for iPad is an app that is packed with “robotic” multimedia content.

The app lets you interact with robots with a tap and check them out from all lateral angles with a swipe. The app also enables you to view hundreds of photos and hundreds of videos highlighting the robots’ features and capabilities.

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In addition, Robots for iPad allows you to:

  • Share your opinion by rating robots
  • Learn how to get started in robotics
  • Read detailed specs and articles about each robot
  • Listen to audio interviews with leading roboticists
  • Choose the coolest robot in a face-off match
  • Keep up to date with daily robot news
  • Explore a timeline and glossary of robotics

Compatible with any iPad running iOS 5 or later, and optimized with Retina graphics, Robots for iPad is available now in the App Store for $4.99.

Robots for iPad is the perfect app for roboticists and robot enthusiasts, for teachers and students, for the young and the old. It is, as touted in the app’s App Store description, “the perfect app for anyone who loves robots — and who doesn’t?”