Is there a better way to celebrate the Friday before Christmas than with robots?
For centuries, we’ve been intrigued by the concept of creating mechanized beings that are as much like us as possible. And as our technological know-how marches ever forward, we’re closer than ever to doing it.
From robots you can buy right now to the ones invading the work force to tech giant Google’s move into military robotics, our automated friends are no longer just the stuff of science-fiction double features.
But like many scientific advances, fantasy was a prime motivator.
Even as little kids, lots of us dreamed of making robots. We were building them out of Tinker Toys and Legos before we could read. But science fiction, man that took us to new heights. From Leonardo DaVinci’s early sketches of a mechanical knight to the 3 Robot Laws created by Asimov to the sweet and tender WallE, robots capture our imaginations.
Check out this rundown at CNN’s tech blog. It’s a nice jog down Memory Lane.