Assembling Eric: Bringing back the UK's first robot

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Assembling Eric: Bringing back the UK's first robot

#1  Postby DougC » May 13, 2016 11:04 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36285648

B.B.C. Article
London's Science Museum has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the rebuilding of one of the first robots.
Eric, as it was called, was originally built in 1928, and was the UK's first humanoid robot, impressing audiences with his movement and speech.

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He travelled the globe as a showcase for futuristic technology - but disappeared in the 1930s.
Now, the museum is trying to raise £35,000 to rebuild him and has received more than £6,000 in four days.
Eric was created by British duo Captain William H Richards and Alan Reffell. Made mostly from aluminium and weighing 45kg, he could stand, move his limbs and rotate his head.

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