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Important Dates ScienceFiction & Culture

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Science& Technology

Karel Capak’s play “R.U.R.” written and performed the Word “Robot” is invented. Buddy “L” Robotoy is the first robot toy made. Robotic arm for painting cars is invented. A book called “Humanoid” is written by Jack Williamson. It introduces the idea of Robots that are just like humans. Gort the robot appears in the science fiction film “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” GeorgeDevol designs the first programmable robot. Sputnik the world’s first satellite is launched by Russia. Starting the space race. Unimate becomesthe first industrial robot used in a factory. Hal a robot in the film 2001:A SpaceOdyssey breaks down and kills humans in space. Neil Armstrong walks on the moon. Cart and Shakey becomethe first computer controlled robots. Viking 1 is launched to orbit and land on mars. STARWARSis released the first of six! Small robots for home and schools are made in the USA. Honda start their project to build a walking humanoid robot USA military use Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV’s). Dante II an eight-legged robot walks into the volcano Mt. Spur. Sony AIBOa robotic dog toy goeson the market. 3,000sold in 20mins! NASA invents “Robonaut” a remote controlled “Space helper.” Wow Weeintroduces Robosapien a robot toy.

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