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WHEN ART AND SCIENCE COLLIDE: THE DAWN OF THE “AUTOMATON” ERA AND THE ORIGINS OF MODERN ROBOTICS.

The definition of an automaton is based on the principle of a self-operated machine, designed to automatically follow a predetermined sequence of operations or able to respond to determined instructions. Historically, it is more common…

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A REQUEST MADE FROM FERDINAND I de’ MEDICI IN 1588 TO REPRESENT THE UNIVERSAL MACHINERY THAT GOVERNS THE WORLD: THE SANTUCCI´s ARMILLARY SPHERE.

In my recent visit to Florence, I was amazed with this Armillary sphere which is the largest in the world ever constructed. An armillary sphere is a model that represents the objects in the sky which…

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HOW A BOOK PUBLISHED IN 1509 INSPIRED THE WAY WE APPLY TODAY GEOMETRY TO ARCHITECTURE, VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN: “DE DIVINA PROPORTIONE”

HOW A BOOK PUBLISHED IN 1509 INSPIRED THE WAY WE APPLY TODAY GEOMETRY TO ARCHITECTURE, VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN: “DE DIVINA PROPORTIONE”

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A BOOK FROM ABOUT 1,000 YEARS AGO WHICH DESCRIBE MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED INVENTIONS THAT MARKED OUR HISTORY: THE BOOK OF INGENIOUS DEVICES.

#automata #science #devices The book named as the “book of ingenious devices” was a large illustrated work on mechanical devices, including automata which was published in 850 by three Iranian brothers known as the Banu…

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