Vintage Robots

Popular Science just published a fantastic vintage robot photo gallery called 137 Years of Robotic Fascination.

I am reposing a couple of their images below but I recommend you check out the original article here.

As I watch the progression of chronological photographs I can’t help but ask myself:

Isn’t it ironic that Karel Čapek, who coined the term robot in his 1920s play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots), finished his masterpiece with robots exterminating the human race and taking over the world?

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