From RoboCop and Terminator to the more recent WALL·E, Hollywood has cornered the market in cool robots.
From helping out with everyday tasks to taking on jobs the average Joe wouldn't dream of doing, all these robots have been designed to carry out some sort of job—and sometimes what has appeared on the screen has found its way to the real world.
With that in mind, CNBC takes a look at how some of Hollywood's favorite cyborgs made it into the real world.
For more on this technological revolution, check out CNBC's Special Report on the "Rise of the Robots."
—By CNBC's Alexandra Gibbs on Friday April 10 2015.