Back To The Future

050318 davinci robot 01

Pretty cool robot. It sits up, waves its arms, nodds its head, and more.

Must be something designed for a new Disneyland attraction, or for the latest SFX robot movie...

Think again.

Think older...

Much, much older...

Think 1495 AD, or there about. Think Leonardo da Vinci.

050318 davinci robot 02

The internal mechanism used linkages while the outside skin was a German-Italian style of armor in common use during Leonardo's time.

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