It is the living image of perpetual movement.
When first presented to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in 1928, the automaton was of unknown origin. Once restored to working order, the automaton itself provided the answer when it penned the words "written by the automaton of Maillardet". – Wikipedia
Maintains great images and videos
but replicas were later made.
It's also the subject of a collaborative novel by
the cyberpunk pioneers William Gibson and Bruce Sterling.
for artificial intelligence, and the man behind the Enigma machine,
which is said to have won World War II.
The Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz
Talos, the living bronze statue of Greek mythology,
as imagined by Ray Harryhausen in his 1953 film,
Jason and the Argonauts
sent to enforce worldwide peace with the threat of
Cog has its own homepage
Cog on YouTube
Cog tries out for a garage band
Karl F. McDorman presents a lecture on the Uncanny Valley – Part 1 of 7