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5 incredible automaton conceptions from history that preceded modern-day robots

Contrary to our popular notions, the core concepts (and literary mentions) of automatons or 'robots' are almost 2,500 years old. For example, according to a Chinese legend (as mentioned in the 4th century BC Daoist text Lie Zi), one Yan Shi successfully created an automaton that resembled a human form. Other ancient literary works and…


10 interesting historical inventions you thought were modern

Previously, we had talked about the grisly side of history - with bizarrely brutal practices from various factions around the world. But as it turns out, history is also responsible for many of inventions that are seemingly contemporary in their scope and usage pattern. So without further ado, let us take a gander at ten…

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