FAQ About Robots
The most punctual robots as we probably are aware them were made in the mid 1950s by George C. Devol, an innovator from Louisville, Kentucky. He imagined and licensed a reprogrammable controller called "Unimate", from "Universal Automation".
In 1928, one of the first humanoid robots, Eric, was exhibited at the annual exhibition of the Model Engineers Society in London, where it delivered a speech. Invented by W. H. Richards, the robot's frame consisted of an aluminium body of armour with eleven electromagnets and one motor powered by a twelve-volt power source. The robot could move its hands and head and could be controlled through remote control or voice control. Both Eric and his "brother" George toured the world.
One of the first recorded designs of a humanoid robot was made by Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) in around 1495.