|May23-08, 03:32 PM||#1|
hi, i am doing a small presentation on the history of robots and found loads of fake robots. The best is boilerplate robot..which dates back to Victorian age even before differential engine was invented. So i will be happy is some one helps to identify the hoax.
|May23-08, 04:38 PM||#2|
The website, http://bigredhair.com/boilerplate/
is a hoax.
Here is an article bout Commedian Chris Elliot getting caught up in it by using a reference to Boilerplate in a book.
|May23-08, 07:58 PM||#3|
It's a nice fantasy, harkening back to the days of 'The Wild Wild West' (the series, not the movie). Take a look at the thing, though. Since it would have to have been steam-powered in that era, with large metal gears, there just isn't enough room in it for an actuating system. Besides:
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