Leonardo Da Vinci - Research Article from Macmillan Science Library: Mathematics

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Leonardo's Robot

In 1495 Leonardo da Vinci designed a mechanical man capable of movement similar to humans'. Looking like a suit of armor, its inner workings are complete with pulleys, cables, and gears to make it move like the bones and muscles in the human body.

Using the principles behind Leonardo's mechanical man, modern-day engineers have manufactured a new type of robot—the anthrobot. More human-like than other types of mechanical robots, anthrobots have greater flexibility, dexterity, and motion. The human-like movements of the anthrobot have made it an ideal choice for NASA's space exploration program and the construction of a space station.

Bibliography

MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive. University of St Andrews. <http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac .uk/~history/Mathematicians.html> ;.

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