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Who invented the first robot?

Asked by PoiPoi (274 points ) June 11th, 2008

Give me: who invented the robot, why they invented the robot, what does the robot do, how does the robot work, the date that person invented the robot, and the place that person comes from.

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Melonking's avatar

Try giving an answer not a link.

playthebanjo's avatar

try searching google before asking a dumba$$ question

eambos's avatar

I agree with Ptb. If an answer is easily found on google, just give the link and don’t whine.

richardhenry's avatar

The first truly modern robot, digitally operated, programmable, and teachable, was invented by George Devol in 1954 and was ultimately called the Unimate. It is worth noting that not a single patent was cited against his original robotics patent (U.S. Patent 2,988,237 ). The first Unimate was personally sold by Devol to General Motors in 1960 and installed in 1961 in a plant in Trenton, New Jersey to lift hot pieces of metal from a die casting machine and stack them.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot

zarnold's avatar

The first fictional appearance of a robot was in the movie Metropolis, I think (the old one, not the anime).

genius996's avatar

The first robot was Unimate
Was invented by George Devol in 1954
It was invented to complete dangerous and tiresome tasks
The robot was digitally operated,programmable and teachable
It was sold to General Motors to lift hot pieces of metal from a die casting machine and stack them. I believe George Devol was American but you might want to check that….

kaemelle's avatar

this machine was invented to sold GM (general motors) to lift hot pieces. George Devol was the one who invented a modern machine named: UNIMATE in 1954
this is everything i know about this invention if you want more information go to google or wikipedia ok?

kaemelle's avatar

hey guys i investigate so now i have more information look at this:
“The first industrial robot was made by a company called Union Mate. The inventor was Dr. Engelberger who is known as the father of the industrial robot. It was called the manipulator and has a very similar configurations to this robot so if you go to the manufacturing plant you will see many of these types of industrial robots still working. The first robot was made in the early 1960’s.
so here you got it

kaemelle's avatar

hey guys can u help me to answer this question?
who is the fastest person in the world?
pls i need that answer thanks!! XD!

rayan's avatar

the person invented robots is george devol in 1945.

pokemon53's avatar

thanks for the answer everyone were doing a project at school about robots and i really needed this answer!

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