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: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/five-historical-robots.htm
The original show notes are here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/blogs/missed-in-history-historical-robots.htm