The Greek mathematician, Archytas of Tarentum, builds a mechanical bird, that is propelled by steam, named the "Pigeon."
Leonardo Da Vinci creates a amoured knight, that moves as if there is a real person inside.
In Grenoble, France, Jacques De Vaucanson builds 3 machines, one was a flute paper, one plays flute,drum or tamborine and the other was a duck that quacked and ate.
Pierre Jaquet-Droz and his son, Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz, together made 3 dolls, one could write, another could play music and the last could draw.
In Madison Square Garden, Nikola Tesla, demonstartes the uses of his remote control boat.
Czech writer, Karel Capek introduces the word 'robot,' in his play 'R.U.R.'
Isaac Asimov created the 'Three Laws of Robotics,' and later on adding a 'Forth' or 'Zeroth' law.
Heinrich Ernst creates the robotic arm, MH-1.
The 'Unimate,' is introduced being the first industrial robotic arm.
An artificial intelligence program named, ELIZA, is introduced.
A program, MacHack, is written by Richard Greenblatt, it plays chess.
The mechanical engineering student, Victor Scheinman, creates the 'Stanford Arm,' this has now become the standard robotic arm.
Victor Scheinman created a company, that sold the 'Silver Arm,' which uses touch sensors to assemeble small parts.
Voyagers 1 and 2 launch from the Kennedy Space Flight Centre.
Dante II successfully enters the crater of the Alaskan volcano, Mt Spurr.
NASA launches MER-A "Spirit" and MER-B "Opportunity," both which are heading for Mars.
MER-A "Spirit" finally lands on Mars.