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Ancient robots: possible via automatons like Colibri

In ancient times they had robots too, but not the electronic ones we have now. Archimedes invented a water clock with a moving bird and they had a ton of automata way back then. Today you can build your own automaton by using some cut wood and a couple of small motors or springs. The […]

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Robots from another age: behold the automaton called The Ethiopian Caterpillar

The Ethiopian Caterpillar is an automaton from 1820 created by Henri Maillardet. It costs between $350,000-$450,000 and has very small mechanisms inside it. Maybe way too small to think that they could have done that in the 19th century, but hey, today’s world might have been different if they would have continued to create such […]

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