George: The 60-year-old robot walks again

On November 24, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Mike Jefferson

We see all sorts of robots every day, and robots aren’t just a thing of a future, because robots have existed 60 years ago, and it seems that some of those old robots are making a comeback 60 years later.


One of the oldest robots is George, he was handmade in 1950. George is six-foot tall, and it’s made from aluminum scraps of a crashed bomber. As for George, he is remotely controlled and created by Tony Sale. George was quite popular in the 50’s but the last 45 years George spent its life in a storage shed collecting dust. George might not look impressive, and it definitely cannot do all the things that modern robots do, but it’s quite impressive, since George might be one of the first robots that have been created.

As for George, it will be moved to National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, England so that other people can see it in person.

[via Engadget]

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