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ROBOTS THEIR PAST AND FUTURE Past It was approximately 3000 years ago when the first signs of a robot appeared The Iliad mentions a mobile tripod and in the myth Jason and the Argonauts a giant sentinel by the name of Talos is talked about These werent real life robots so when did the first robot appear From what people think robots are today really is a far cry from the actual first robots The abacus or bead-adding machine was the first computer and was used as far back as 1000 BC Then there were Automatons which were scale models of creatures that moved One of which used water to move it it was called Hercules Killing the Dragon It was made about 300 BC by Hero William Oughtred in 1621 invented the rectilinear and circular slide rules which were used up to when the pocket calculator was invented Throughout the 19th century a lot of inventors started to pop up with robotic inventions In 1801 Joseph Jacquard made an automated loom which was the first numerically controlled machine During the 1880s railroads used automated signals that used electricity And then in 1898 Nikola Tesla invented the Radio- controlled boat Before the 1900s though nobody had ever used the word robot until it was dubbed by Fritz Lang in 1926 in the movie Metropolis In 1940 Issac Asimov first used the robotics The first programmable machine was built in 1938 by Pollard and Roseland and was used for painting In the late 30s and early 40s the first electronic computers were produced by John Atanasoff Then with Howard Aikens electromagnetic calculator These computers werent mass produced until 1951 when Mauchy and Eckers UNIVAC I was produced as a commercial computer In 1956 George Devol designed what would become the first programmable computer and acquired a US patent
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