Re: Leonardo's Robot
Um. Well, I dunno.
This kinda reminds me of the Lunar Hotel article from the Times of London a
few months back. You wonder where the papers find this stuff.
It could be real, or it could be B.S. I'm inclined to think the latter.
Any independent confirmations out there?
--B.S. Detector at maximum scan
At 09:48 AM 8/12/98 +0200, baker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>From the front page of today's Electronic Telegraph
>(www.telegraph.co.uk). I'm not sure what to make of all this!
>[Image] Electronic Telegraph
> International News
> Wednesday 12 August 1998
> [Image] Issue 1174
>[See text menu at bottom of page]
> [Image] Leonardo's robot set to colonise Mars
> By Robert Uhlig, Technology Correspondent
> --------------- LEONARDO Da Vinci's designs for a humanoid
> External Links robot are set to take off into outer space
> more than 500 years after the artist and
> [Image]Interview with inventor drew the concept.
> Galluzzi, Nasa is testing an
> curator of automaton built using [Image]
> Mechanical Leonardo's sketches,
> Marvels: held in the Queen's
> Invention in the Collection at Windsor
> Age of Leonardo, Castle, which experts
> at the Institute say are better than
> and Museum of most contemporary Computer image of
> History and designs. The result robot
> Science, of a collaboration
> Florence between the
> [mentions the 15th-century
> Leonardo robot Florentine visionary
> and and a 20th-century cybernetics expert is a
> collaboration human surrogate that Nasa plans will
> with Mark maintain the International Space Station and
> Rosheim] - Quipo build habitats on Mars before astronauts
> [Image]Mechanical Mark Rosheim, an American robotics expert
> Marvels: who built the automaton for Nasa, said:
> Invention in the "Leonardo's anatomy drawings are unique
> Age of Leonardo: because he drew through the eyes of an
> The models engineer. They gave me the information I
> [includes models needed to emulate the complex joints and
> based on da muscles of the human body. I've used them to
> Vinci's build Nasa a humanoid 'Mr Data' type robot,
> drawings] - which we call an anthrobot."
> Institute and
> Museum of Leonardo's sketches of a robot knight that
> History of could wave its arms and move its head via a
> Science, flexible neck while opening and closing its
> Florence anatomically correct jaw were first
> discovered in the 1950s by Carlo Pedretti, a
> renowned Leonardo scholar. Leonardo is
> [Image]Drawings by da believed to have built a model of an
> Vinci - David armoured automaton before he began work on
> Reuteler The Last Supper in around 1495.
> Over five years ago, Mr Rosheim began to
> [Image]Ross-Thim investigate copies of Leonardo's notebooks
> Designs, Inc held at Florence's museum of the history of
> [founded by Mark science. Mr Rosheim said: "Carlo found the
> Rosheim, puzzle; I put the pieces together."
> includes patents
> held by the After seeing Mr Rosheim's computer animation
> company in of Leonardo's design, Nasa commissioned a
> robotic design] robotic surrogate using today's materials
> and technology but based on Leonardo's first
> principles. Mr Rosheim said: "Leonardo's
> [Image]Biographical technique of fusing science and art together
> notes - led me to build a humanoid robot that
> Leonardo da emulates not only the function but also the
> Vinci Museum, movement, flexibility, sweetness and
> Leonet roundness of the human form."
> He delivered the £2 million anthrobot to
> [Image]Breaking news Nasa last September. In place of the cables
> - Mars Global on Leonardo's original plans, it has a
> Surveyor, Nasa stainless steel skeleton and electric linear
> motors for the muscles.
> [Image]Multimedia However, the secret of its mobility is its
> zone - Museum Leonardo-inspired articulating mechanical
> of Science, joints. Mr Rosheim said: "All the
> Boston anthrobot's joints in the spine, chest,
> elbows, wrists and hands move like human
> joints. The next generation has shoulder
> [Image]Space science blades just like a human. All its movements
> and human are articulated just like us. It's scary."
> space flight
> enterprises * Nasa's Leonardo robot will be shown on
> agree to joint Tomorrow's World on BBC1 at 7.30pm tonight.
> robotic Mars
> Lander Mission
> [25 Mar '97] -
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Re: Leonardo's Robot
From: Darrell Preble <preble@xxxxxxxxxxxx>