<Helen> wrote in message > http://www.thocp.net/reference/robotics/robotics.html
They need to change their time line back at least another 300 years
further to the time of Homer. In the Illiad (just finished a good read)
the author (presumably Homer) talks of Hephaestus making golden
servants, and many other clever mechanical devices.
Assuming the tale is a true account of the Trojan wars, and the original
idea of Hephaestus golden servants was concurrent with that time, rather
than a device manufactured later by Homer, it would put the idea of
robotics back to 1100 BC.
Randy M. Dumse
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