Leonardo da Vinci designed the first robot? 10EASY POINTS?

i need info onwho the first people to make robots were. i know leonardo da vinci designed it . i REALLY NEED HELP!!! ive loked it up but its hard to find info

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  • Lv 4
    9 years ago
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    Yes he did, he only made a design on it, But now they took that design 2 see if it work and i did :) ,and not only that design also he design the first war tank , that's how biiig and brilliant that man was.

    her is a video u can see more!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCRUX2Cgfa0

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  • Zarn
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Leonardi da Vinci did not design the first robots. You'll have to go to Ancient Greece to find the first automata, in my opinion.

    To quote Wikipedia:

    "The automata in the Hellenistic world were intended as toys, religious idols, or tools for demonstrating basic scientific principles, including those built by Greek mathematician Hero of Alexandria (sometimes known as Heron). When his writings on hydraulics, pneumatics, and mechanics were translated into Latin in the sixteenth century, Hero’s readers initiated reconstruction of his machines, which included siphons, a fire engine, a water organ, the aeolipile, and a programmable cart."

    In addition to this, the ancient Chinese were masters of complex automata.

  • Archie
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    The first digital and programmable robot was invented by George Devol in 1954 and was ultimately called the Unimate. Devol sold the first Unimate to General Motors in 1960 where it was used to lift pieces of hot metal from die casting machines in a plant in Trenton, New Jersey.

  • Olly
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    The word robot was introduced to the public by the Czech interwar writer Karel Čapek in his play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), published in 1920.[3] The play begins in a factory that makes artificial people called robots, though they are closer to the modern ideas of androids, creatures who can be mistaken for humans. They can plainly think for themselves, though they seem happy to serve. At issue is whether the robots are being exploited and the consequences of their treatment.

    Karel Čapek himself did not coin the word. He wrote a short letter in reference to an etymology in the Oxford English Dictionary in which he named his brother, the painter and writer Josef Čapek, as its actual originator.[3]

    In an article in the Czech journal Lidové noviny in 1933, he explained that he had originally wanted to call the creatures laboři ("workers", from Latin labor). However, he did not like the word, and sought advice from his brother Josef, who suggested "roboti". The word robota means literally "work", "labor" or "corvée", "serf labor", and figuratively "drudgery" or "hard work" in Czech and many Slavic languages. Traditionally the robota was the work period a serf (corvée) had to give for his lord, typically 6 months of the year. The origin of the word is the Old Church Slavonic rabota "servitude" ("work" in contemporary Bulgarian and Russian), which in turn comes from the Indo-European root *orbh-.[4] Serfdom was outlawed in 1848 in Bohemia, so at the time Čapek wrote R.U.R., usage of the term robota had broadened to include various types of work, but the obsolete sense of "serfdom" would still have been known.[5]

    The word robotics, used to describe this field of study, was coined by the science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. Asimov and John W. Campbell created the "Three Laws of Robotics" which are a recurring theme in his books. These have since been used by many others to define laws used in fact and fiction. Introduced in his 1942 short story "Runaround" the Laws state the following:

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  • 9 years ago

    This is not a robot but the first recorded mechanical computer.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism

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