Robot Toys

While mechanical automata had existed since ancient Greece, the first mass-produced mechanical toy robots were built in Japan following World War II. These early wind-up robots, typically made from tin and wonderfully detailed, delighted young children around the world. Now considered both works of art and engineering wonders, the toy robots from the 1940s and 50s are highly sought after by collectors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9Vboa8jk6w

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The event is huge, the clock is ticking and we are awaiting the final shots… but the playing field consists of robots, remote controls, plus moon rocks and Mars Rovers? Meet area students who put science FIRST. “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” is an organization founded by Dean Kamen. Dean is working to make science and technology available to every kid in the world.