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6' Robot Revived After 45 Years

Posted 23 Nov 2010 at 16:21 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

Former Royal Air Force officer Tony Sale built a 6-foot-tall humanoid robot from scraps of a crashed bomber back in 1950. Now, decades later, Mr. Sale has retrieved the walking robot from storage. George, as he is named, was built way before computers were affordable and small enough, so he's remotely controlled. All it took was new batteries and some oil to bring George to life after standing quietly in the garage for 45 years. George the robot has been donated to the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park which he helped found.


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