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Steam Man, Victorian Steam Powered Robot "Any discussion of the history of technology is incomplete without a mention of the steam powered robots of Victorian times. In the days of steam power, everything you can think of was built in a steam powered form. That includes motorcycles, bicycles, coaches, tricycles and robots.

Steam Man, Victorian Steam Powered Robot "Any discussion of the history of…

Zadock Dederick's Steam Man, 1868

Zadock Dederick's Steam Man, 1868

NASA has a very cool robot working on the International Space Station right now called Robonaut 2. New technology that has spun off from the Robonaut 2 program has been unveiled that could help astronauts exercise while in the weightlessness of space – and could possibly help paraplegics on Earth to walk again.

Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Astronauts Exercise and Could Benefit Paraplegics on Earth - Technabob

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Such "steam" creations were actually the rag doll acts, where actors would take off the metal armor at the end of the performance.

Louis Perew's Automaton

In the late inventor Louis Philip Perew constructed an electrically operated mechanical man. It was completed in the early summer of and demonstrated for the world press in October of that year

Bubo in Clash of the Titans 1981. It was endearingly awkward and stiff.

Clash of the Titans' Bubo caused many people to feel that the whirring, chittering mechanical owl was a rip-off of "Star Wars'" Ray Harryhausen insisted that Bubo was a created before "Star Wars'" 1997 release.

ein-bleistift-und-radiergummi:Anton Grot Set Design for the 'Mechanical Ballet' in 'Lilies of the Field', 1930. (Corinne Griffith atop the Robots)

ein-bleistift-und-radiergummi:Anton Grot Set Design for the 'Mechanical Ballet' in 'Lilies of the Field', (Corinne Griffith atop the Robots)

I found these images browsing through The Illustrated London News for April (date obscured) 1853.  In my experience seeing articulated, steam-driven robots in the mid-19th century is pretty unusual

OP: "I found these images browsing through The Illustrated London News for April (date obscured) In my experience seeing articulated, steam-driven robots in the century is pretty unusual"

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