Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Robot 003: Radio Man

Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Here's a curious one: in my search for early robots from the 20's/30's, I came across this odd looking character, Radio Man. A Swiss engineer named August Huber built him in early 30's. I don't think there's any explaining the origin of his bizarre aesthetics, but he's the first "real" robot in these studies.
Maybe not the best known early robot, but easily one of the strangest looking ones--hats off to Herr Huber. For more information (and sneak peeks at several later subjects for these studies), check out the excellent site of David Zsondy. A wealth of early robot information and other emphemera from the first half of the 20th century, a great site.


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