January 1981:  Mr Robotham, a radio-controlled robot built by technical journalist Peter Holland, makes friends with the inventor's son, James.

Robotic Nanny

January Mr Robotham, a radio-controlled robot built by technical journalist Peter Holland, makes friends with the inventor's son, James.

Freddie Ford

Freddie Ford Robot - Dark Roasted Blend: DRB Pic-of-the-Day: Thunder Robot Army

Tobor is Robot spelt backwards; Tobor the Great, 1954

Tobor is Robot spelled backwards. Frontwards, backwards it's all Skynet to me.

Man Building a Robot

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These robots, who — try as they may — just don’t get coffee. | 10 Vintage Robots Who Are Way More Awkward Than You

Back to the future with Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

The Amazing Machines exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA. It's called the draftsman writer.

Automaton The Amazing Machine exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA.

Another robot nanny... Parents dreamed like this because they were too busy with the industrial revolution to raise their own children.

weirdvintage: “This robot normally appeared in a local Russian circus, but he was turned into a traffic controller as a stunt by his owner, Oleg Sokol, in 1967 (via Corbis) ”

Scary Robot

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