Last year, back in April, I visited with friends a temporary exhibition about Terminator where they had some real models that had been used in the movies. Some of the models were really impressive. For example, the Cameron model eyes were so realistic that they were scary. The showcased T1 turned out to be a “real” robot (which functioned without special effects/post-production) that was built for the movie Terminator 3 and was also used in Terminator 4.
This T-600 photo I took is really cool. You can download it in high resolution here.
T1 used in the last two films.
Poster explaining the history of robotics, which ends in 2029 with the arrival of the “Terminator Era”!
At the end of the exhibition there was a female robot that moved her head so much that a girl had to comb her hair every now and then. She was quite close from going out of the uncanny valley.