Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Ye Olde Robottes

A fascinating history or some 19-century attempts at mechanical men. Read about The Electric Man, The Steam Man and The Automatic Man. Most interesting perhaps is the story of Boilerplate. Did he really serve in three wars and save the life of Pancho Villa? If this is a hoax, it's a very well-done one.

(via Slashdot)

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