A History of Robots That Includes Very Early Examples Like an 18th-Century Mechanical Pooping Duck

In a recent episode of The Good Stuff, host Craig Benzine speaks with robot historian Dr. Minsoo Kang about his book Sublime Dreams of Living Machines that focuses on early historical examples of automatons. Some early examples include mechanical automatons that played the flute and drums, and even the Canard Digérateur, an 18th-century mechanical duck that ate food and excreted waste.

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