It was going to be a very scientific evening, until the robot revolted!
August 12, 2010 1:58 PM Subscribe
A couple decades after the first appearance of Steam Men in the 19th century
, and a few years after the word "robot" was coined
, one Professor Harry May from London toured around the US with Alpha the robot
. The one ton mechanical man was built from a combination of modern inventions
that granted Alpha certain skills, from product model
and vocal promoter of the automatic electric toaster
, to gunslinger. The problem with giving Alpha a gun was that the robot revolted
), shooting his master and creator in 1932. After this incident, Alpha became Mary Ann
), complete with new hair, a dress, and a soprano voice.
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