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Wires, springs, and mechanical marvels
Along with the beginnings of springs and wire, we take a look at some more automatons. Included is the 18th century chess playing mechanical Turk.
Here’s a site on a modern day humanoid robot.
Here are a couple of articles about the chess playing automaton that wasn’t.
The Turk, a chess-playing robot, was a hoax that started an early conversation about AI.
How a Phony 18th Century Chess Robot Fooled the World
Here’s an article about the history and modern manufacture of springs.
And here’s a video on the history of making wire.