The Bots of Real Steel

The robot designers of Real Steal are a talent team of incredible craftsmen at Legacy Effects, who created a wide range of fascinating boxers for Real Steal all with distinct personalities.

The filmmakers wanted each of the robots to have specific personas and aesthetics, as well as different colour palettes. The robots range in size from 7’6″ to 8’5″, and are anthropomorphic in that they have two arms, two legs, a torso and a head (or in the case of robot Twin Cities, two heads)> But they are able to do things that human beings can’t. It was a challenging but ultimately fulfilling creative process between the robot designers and the filmmakers to come up with the perfect cast of robotic personalities.

So here are some of the main robots to watch out for in Real Steel


Atom may not be the biggest or flashest bot in the cast but he is the most extraordinary. He is the “Hero” robot so to speak.

Featurette: Charlie teaches Atom to Box


This robot is a former league bot. When he started losing fights he was exiled to do boxing exhibitions in South America and Asia. He’s now back but he’s no longer league caliber so he’s fighting in underworld venues.

Featurette: How do you know Japanese?


Ambush is a low-rent circuit bot. The best fight that Charlie can arrange for Ambush is literally against a piece of livestock.

Featurette: Bailey needs rent money


Coloured in gold and red, he sports a Mohawk. He’s a brawler. He follows no rules. He’ll use whatever means necessary to win a fight.

Featurette: Noisy Boy vs Midas

Real Steel opens in cinemas 6 Oct

Photos and Featurettes courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Singapore

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