The Evolution of Robots: from Single‐task Machines to Backflipping Robots
The history of robots combines the best of science fiction and real life technology.
Do you know the first case of "robotics" in human history? We have the Egyptian water clock to thank (1500 BCE). From there, over the Greek Mathematicians and Leonardo da Vinci, automation has steadily crept into our lives.
What surprised me, and will surprise countless fans of "The Crown", is the extraordinary impact that Lord Byron's daughter, Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace, had on the evolution of computer technology, by recognizing the potential application of her husband's, Charles Babbage, analytical engine.
From Isaac Asimov to modern industrial robots, keep reading to explore the fascinating history of robotics.