1939 Elektro Robot

I recently found this clip of the Westinghouse Mechanical Man “Electro” and thought it was interesting that one of the first desired functions of a robot was making it smoke a cigarette.

I came across the video by way of Cybernetic Zoo, a website having the tagline¬†a history of cybernetic animals and early robots,¬†which sounds really fascinating to me. I’ll have to remember to explore it more at some point.

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