Remember Rosie from The Jetsons? She was a family favorite in entertainment for years, with her helping hands and snarky remarks. That was back in the day when robots seemed almost fictional — definitely too good to be true. Yet, to this day, we all not-so-secretly wish we had a Rosie at home too. Of course, with today’s technology, we’ve got unlimited access to robots without even lifting a finger: “Alexa, tell the kids to take out the trash.” She may not be Rosie, but she’s still pretty nifty if you ask us. Because, if we’re being honest, we’re every bit as fascinated by the wonderful world of science and technology today as we were the first time we dared to imagine life with high-tech talking robots. So, is it any wonder we decided to create a collection of robot coloring pages?
Before we get to the nuts and bolts of these pages, let’s explore a few interesting facts. The word “robot” comes from the Czech word “robota,” which means “drudgery.” Robots are essentially machines that are run by computer programs. The field in which we study robots is called robotics. And we probably don’t have to tell you that technological advances made in recent years are incredible — today’s robots can do amazing things like go deep-sea diving in Antarctica, improvise a drum riff, and help stroke victims with personal hygiene tasks. How awesome is that?!
Want to learn more? Keep reading for even more fun facts and cool robot coloring pages. Once you finish filling in these rad robots, turn your STEM-loving attention to our number coloring pages, video game coloring pages, and NASA coloring pages.
Free Printable Robot Coloring Pages
Robot Page No. 1
Why did the robot fail his exam? He was a bit rusty! Haha, excuse the punny robot joke — it’s too easy. We can’t imagine this adorable face failing anything, though. Speaking of cool-looking robots, are you a Teen Titans fan? Did you know Cyborg was the leader of his very own superhero team called Titans East? His squad included Bumblebee, Aqualad, Speedy, and Mas and Menos.
Robot Page No. 2
Did you know that robots have sensors in their eyes and ears so they can gather and process information about the world around them? Kind of like humans do. Pretty cool, huh? And speaking of human-like robots, this darling duo reminds us of WALL-E and EVE from Disney’s WALL-E. Did you know the same person voices both WALL-E and R2-D2 from StarWars? The man behind these unforgettable robots is legendary sound designer Ben Burtt.
Robot Page No. 3
The environment on Mars is unsuitable for human survival, so NASA sent a robot to explore and send back photos. Because of this technology, we’ve learned so much about this fascinating faraway planet. Robots help humans do all kinds of jobs! In fact, the word robot comes from the Czech word “robota,” which means forced labor or hard work.
Robot Page No. 4
Why do robots make bad teachers? They just drone on and on. On a more serious note, we’re so grateful for the outstanding teachers who help guide and shape the next generation. Next time you see a teacher, be sure to say thanks!
Robot Page No. 5
Did you know that the U.S. military has over 4000 robots they use to explore dangerous territories in places like Afghanistan and Iraq? Robots with recording capabilities allow soldiers to safely inspect dangerous areas from afar before approaching. This technology has saved countless lives.
Robot Page No. 6
Robots aren’t a new thing. In fact, they’ve been around since the 5th century BC! The first robots ever made were mechanical birds invented by the Greek mathematician, Archytas, for the purpose of studying birds in flight.
Robot Page No. 7
Robots are used in a wide variety of industries for many purposes. Many of those purposes include protecting human lives (robots used by NASA and the military, for example). One way robots keep people safe is when bomb squads use them to detect and disarm bombs. Bomb.dot.com!
Robot Page No. 8
Do you have a robot vacuum cleaner? If so, you might be interested to know that the concept has been around since 1996. Inventor James Dizon came up with the original design. A well-known Swedish appliance manufacturer, Electrolux, caught wind of the news and purchased the invention. It didn’t take off right away, but other brands picked up the idea (and it underwent lots of design changes and upgrades!). The robot vacuum eventually emerged as the cleaning staple many people swear by today.
Robot Page No. 9
The world’s first humanoid robot was named Elektro. He was built in Ohio by Westinghouse between the years 1937 to 1938. He could speak over 700 words, move his head and arms, and even blow up balloons. He was featured in a movie and now lives at the Mansfield Memorial Museum, where he’s remembered as one of our nation’s most incredible scientific advancements.
Robot Page No. 10
No matter how big or small, robots in any form are cool. Like, did you know the smallest known robot in existence is less than 1/1000th of a millimeter in size? It’s what’s known as a nanobot. They’re so tiny scientists need a microscope to see them!