Take a look at these awesome pics and videos of early automatons!  The imagination  and ingenuity required to create these beauties should be admired.  I’d love to go back in time and show one of these constructs’ designers the advanced robotics we have today.  It would probably cause their heads to split open.  And just think, as amazing as our current level of robotics is, it is still painfully primitive compared to what’s to come…

 

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image source: [io9]