Friday, July 13, 2007

Old Robots

The picture just goes to show that people have been making a living selling gussied up scam-machines marketed as "intelligent robots" for centuries. Seen above, the famous Mechanical Turk which actually had a midget inside to fool suckers into thinking it could play chess through clockwork.

The robots at The Old Robot's Website are a more modern type of scam machine. These were marketed in the 80's and 90's as intelligent toys, but they were mostly a collection of pretty useless games without any real intelligence.