SYMHC Classics: Five Historical Robots

Jacques de Vaucanson's mechanical duck. Bettmann/Contributor/Getty Images

Today we revisit an episode on the technology of yesteryear. Long before Czech playwright Karel Capek coined the term "robot" in his 1920 play "R.U.R.," mechanized creations - automata - were being created without electronics or computers. Many were simple, but they paved the way for the robots of today.

Here's the original episode:

The original show notes are here:

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics