Art & Design - Written by Katie on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 23:33 - 0 Comments

The History of Robots

The History of Robots

(Awesome robot photo by Rena Effendi)

Knowing how obsessed I am with robots, my friend Vicky sent me a link to this article on the history of robots on designboom! It is interesting to see that the first documentation about robots (or automata) is from 10-70 AD, and that the first successfully-built biomechanical automaton was in 1737. Although the mechanical duck seems slightly creepy!

Check out the video of Elecktro from the 1939 World Fair! Is that real?!



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