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Leonardo da Vinci designed what may be the first humanoid robot
An ancient Greek engineer named Ctesibus made organs and water clocks with movable figures
Blaise Pascal invented a calculating machine to help his father with taxes. The device was called the Pascaline
Jacques de Vaucanson’s most famous creation was undoubtedly "The Duck." This mechanical device could flap its wings, eat, and digest grain
Joseph-Marie Jacquard invented a machine (essentially a loom) that could be programmed to create designs that could be printed onto cloth or tissue.
John McCarthy and Marvin Minsky start the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Computer-assisted manufacturing was demonstrated at the Servomechanisms Lab at MIT.
Isaac Asimov wrote the "Three Laws of Robotics”.
Carnegie Mellon establishes the Robotics Institute.
Honda created the P2, which was the first major step in creating their ASIMO. The P2 was the first self-regulating, bipedal humanoid robot
iRobot Packbots searched through the rubble of the world Trade Center. Subsequent versions of the Packbot robots are used in Afghanistan and IraQ
iRobot released the first generation of Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners
Created by the General Robotics Corp. the RB5X was a programmable robot equipped with infrared sensors, remote audio/video transmission, bump sensors, and a voice synthesizer.
A four legged walking machine, Collie1, was developed by H. Miura at the University of Tokyo. The machine had 3 degrees of freedom per leg
Victor Schenman developed the Programmable Universal Manipulation Arm (Puma). It was widely used in industrial operations.
The first manually controlled walking truck was made by R. Mosher. It could walk up to four miles an hour
Artificial intelligence research laboratories are opened at M.I.T., Stanford Research Institute (SRI), Stanford University, and the University of Edinburgh
George Devol designed the first truly programmable robot and called it UNIMATE for "Universal Automation." (US patent 2 998 237)  Later, in1956, George Devol and Joseph Engelberger formed the world's first robot company “Unimation” which stands for “universal automation”.
History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's first autonomous, artificial satellite
George Devol and Joseph Engelberger formed the world's first robot company.
Sony unveiled the Sony Dream Robots (SDR) at Robodex. SDR was able to recognize 10 different faces, expresses emotion through speech and body language, and can walk on flat as well as irregular surfaces.
a robot called Sophia and referred to with female pronouns was granted Saudi Arabian citizenship, becoming the first robot ever to have a nationality.
In 2006, Cornell University revealed a robot capable of self-replication; a set of cubes capable of attaching and detaching, the first robot capable of building copies of itself
pet promo is created humanoid robot that can jump off or hang on ledges and avoid holes
zano a done with a HD camera capable of photography and video taking
Cheetah 3 can leap onto tables and navigate around obstacles while "blind," and that's not at all terrifying.
VEX robotics is started
You won't find one in your own house, but LG also announced the Airbot
George Devol and Joe Engleberger design the first programmable robot ‘arm’. This later became the first industrial robot, completing dangerous and repetitive tasks on an assembly line at General Motors (1962).
LEGO released their MINDSTORMS robotic development product line, which is a system for inventing robots using a modular design and LEGO plastic bricks.
NASA's PathFinder landed on Mars. The wheeled robotic rover sent images and data about Mars back to Earth.
As part of their mission to explore Mars, NASA launched twin robotic rovers on June 10 and July 7, 2003 called Spirit and Sojourner.
Cornell University created self-replicating robots
Honda begins a robot research program that's starts with the premise that the robot "should coexist and cooperate with human beings, by doing what a person cannot do and by cultivating a new dimension in mobility to ultimately benefit society."
A walking robot named Genghis is unveiled by the Mobile Robots Group at MIT.
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