|Leonardo and his Robotic Cart|
Leonardo da Vinci was not only an artistic genius, architect, scientist and inventor. He was an honest to goodness Renaissance Roboticist! He essentially designed mechanical devices that were "programmable" using interchangeable cams. Here is video that shows some of Leonardo's designs and where they led. (including the work of Mark Rosheim - see below). The synthesized narration has some interesting pronunciations!
So, I did a bit of "Googling." Here is a little mix of info about Leonardo's design and the work to understand and reconstruct some of his ideas by modern day roboticist, Mark Rosheim. Some of the drawings are Leonardo's and some are modern - in the style of Leonardo.
|Rosheim and Leonardo's Cart|
|A Robotic take on Leonardo's Vitruvian Man|
Maybe this will lead to something, maybe not... But it was a fun bit of research and reading. Do a little "Googling" yourself!