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The House of Automata (Forres, Scotland)
The House of Automata (Neat Older Site)
The House of Automata Gallery (Neat Older Site)

The Golden Age of Automata (MAD Museum)
Modern Automaton (Wikipedia)

Resources

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General

Portal

Traditional and Modern Automata (Hanns-Martin Wagner)
Automata and Mechanical Toys

Dictionary

automaton : a machine or control mechanism designed to follow automatically a predetermined sequence of operations or respond to encoded instructions — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Automaton (plural: automata or automatons) is a self-operating machine. The word is sometimes used to describe a robot, more specifically an autonomous robot. An alternative spelling, now obsolete, is automation. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

Search

WolframAlpha

Innovation



MAD Museum of Mechanical Art (Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK)

Technology



Making Automata (Cabaret Mechanical Theatre)
Automata (Automata and Mechanical Toys)

Commerce

Golden Age of Automata (Theriault’s Antique Doll Auctions)

Preservation



The Writer, Lady Musician and Draftsman (Pierre Jaquet-Droz, History of Computers)


Maillardet’s Automaton (The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia)
Maillardet automaton’s worked (New York Times)
Maillardet’s automaton aka or Draughtsman-Writer (Wikipedia)






The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Brian Selznick)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Automaton (Brian Selznick)

See also Cosma Post about Georges Méliès

History

History of Automata (MAD Museum)
Automata in Greek Mythology (MAD Museum)
Automata during the Middle Ages (MAD Museum)
Automata through the Renaissance (MAD Museum)
17th & 18th Century Automata (MAD Museum)
The Golden Age of Automata (MAD Museum)
Automata in Modern Times (MAD Museum)

Notes from the Curator’s Office: Of Automatons and Automata (Museum of Unnatural History)
The Role of Automata in the History of Technology (Silvio A. Bedini, University of Virginia)
History of Automata (Wikipedia)

Museum





Musical Machines & Living Dolls: Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata from the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection (Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Book

ISBNdb

Participation

Organization

Automata Automaton (Facebook)
Mechanical Adventures (Facebook)

Event


AutomataCon

Expression





Cabaret Mechanical Theatre (London)
Cabaret Mechanical Theatre (YouTube Channel)
Cabaret Mechanical Theatre (Wikipedia)

Humor


Arts


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