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  1. Guest

    please tell me which activity was the first step in robotics?
  2. Dan Hollands

    Dan Hollands Guest

    I vote for numerically controlled machine tools around 1960

    Dan Hollands
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    Webster NY 14580
  3. Bob Monsen

    Bob Monsen Guest

    Robbie from 'forbidden planet' predates that by at least 4 years... ;)

    On a serious note (f#), I'd say the Jacquard loom.

    Bob Monsen

    The ability to grok more of the universe than that piece near to you.
    Mike has it from years of Martian discipline.
  4. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    Probably the first example of a data-controlled machine is the Jaquard loom
    of approx 1850

  5. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    ~350 B.C
    The brilliant Greek mathematician, Archytas ('ahr 'ky tuhs') of Tarentum
    builds a mechanical bird dubbed "the Pigeon" that is propelled by steam.
    It serves as one of histories earliest studies of flight, not to mention
    probably the first model airplane.


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