Automaton

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Maillardet automaton’s worked (New York Times)
Notes from the Curator’s Office: Of Automatons and Automata (Museum of Unnatural History)

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General

Dictionary

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

Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, 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

Britannica, Columbia (Infoplease)

Directory

Papercrafts, Hanns-Martin Wagner, DMOZ Open Directory Project (AOL)

Search

WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo

Preservation

History

7 Early Robots and Automatons (Evan Andrews, History.com)
The Role of Automata in the History of Technology (Silvio A. Bedini, University of Virginia)

Museum

Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of 750 historic mechanical musical instruments and automata (Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ)
There Used to Be an Entire Museum Full of Weird, Old Robots, And You Can Still Take a Video Tour (Rose Eveleth, Smithsonian.com)

Library

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

Participation

Community

News

NPR Archives, Google News

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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