Science Museum hoping to re build the UK's first humanoid robot



2016-05-10 15:00:49

The Science Museum is looking for funding to rebuild Eric-one of the UK's first ever humanoid robots.

Invented by W. H. Richards, Eric was first seen by the public way back in 1928 at an exhibition at the Model Engineers Society in London. Eric was powered by electricity, which allowed him to 'speak' electric sparks and also lit up small electric bulbs inside his eyes. He could also move his hands and head and could be controlled through both voice and remote control. 

This remarkable early humanoid has long since vanished and The Science Museum are now seeking £35,000 through kickstarter to have Giles Walker bring Eric back to life.

The campaign has so far only raised just shy of £900 and has less than 40 days to go.


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