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Lack/invalid reference in "early beginnings"[edit]

In the early beginning section this part uses the same reference for three different cases, but following the link there is a biography of Sir Richard Arkwright, which is unrelated to the first two cases. New references are needed.

Johannes Müller von Königsberg created an automaton eagle and fly made of iron; both could fly.[17] John Dee is also known for creating a wooden beetle, capable of flying.[17] Tea-serving karakuri, with mechanism, 19th century. Tokyo National Science Museum. Around 1700, many automata were built, some of which could act, draw, fly, or play music;[17]

Ref name=BBC[edit]

The third current source is ref name=BBC but while the source number appears on the reference list the source info doesn't. I'll be back later but if somebody wants to fix it in the meantime go for it. Wakedream (talk) 08:21, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Discrepancies[edit]

Johannes Muller von Konigsburg is attributed as having made a flying automaton in 1533. he died in 1476. It also cites the BBC bio on Richard Arkwright. Seriously, what was that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.20.197.110 (talk) 00:36, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Parking some material from Robot here[edit]

 Done

The following is the history section from Robot, which is at WP:GAR now. It looks like we need to move some of the history material out of that article since it's too long. I'll come back to this and work it into the text soon; anyone who wants to get started on this is more than welcome. - Dan Dank55 (talk)(mistakes) 13:58, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

(deleted removed material pasted into the article) Chaosdruid (talk) 18:48, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

1951 onwards[edit]

From this date, the page seems to concentrate almost exclusively on US developments. This bias needs to be corrected by adding information from other sources. Either that, or this part of the article should be labelled as `US centric' in some fashion in my opinion, but I cannot think of a good way to do that. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.132.229.67 (talk) 18:57, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Feel free to add the tag, but even better would be to fix it. It's not necessary to do things "right", I'll help tidy up any information you want to add. I'm cycling through all the robotics articles that made the 0.7 cut (at http://toolserver.org/~cbm/release-data/2008-9-4/HTML/Robotics.0.html); this one didn't make the cut yet, but I intend to fix that before the Oct 20 deadline. - Dan Dank55 (send/receive) 19:06, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
I have moved it in there now Chaosdruid (talk) 18:48, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
There also seems to be a propensity to make the sections a hotch-potch of events. I suspect that separating them into mechanical, software, computing hardware and others will help the reader understand the events and developments and their inter-realtionships.
I will try it out and see how it looks. Chaosdruid (talk) 21:16, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Copyediting[edit]

.....done.Bddmagic (talk) 11:46, 25 September 2010 (UTC) robots will kill you if you domt be carfull — Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.91.237.170 (talk) 18:37, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Attention needed (Robotics project)[edit]

  • Merge any info from section above
  • Copyedit (properly)
  • Arrange headers
  • Check refs
  • Expand lead
  • Chaosdruid (talk) 18:16, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Subject matter[edit]

I don't think the history of robots article should cover the history of computers or of textile technology. It's also quite top heavy, with a huge amount on premodern robots, which, let's face it, were not very interesting.Noodleki (talk) 12:39, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

The mention of Deep Blue, the chess playing computer, has no place in this article about robots. Remember, the definition of robot is "dull, repetitive work". Deep Blue is an interesting story, but it has no connection with robots (other than they both involve electronics). I don't feel qualified to remove it myself, but would like to encourage a vote in this direction. Goflow6206 (talk) 15:06, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

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