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Leonardo's lost robots / Mark Elling Rosheim.

Rosheim, Mark E. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Waterloo-Grant Twp PL - Waterloo 629.8 ROS (Text) 30090000721493 Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 3540284400
  • ISBN: 9783540284406
  • Physical Description: xix, 188 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Berlin : Springer, 2006.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Ch. I. Beginnings -- Ch. II. Leonardo's programmable automata and lion -- Pieces of the puzzle -- Reconstruction -- Operation -- Postscript : building Leonardo's programmable automata -- Ch. III. Leonardo's knight -- Pieces of the puzzle -- Reconstructions -- Building Leonardo's knight -- Operation -- Ch. IV. Leonardo's bell ringer -- Ancient models -- Pieces of the puzzle -- Reconstruction -- Operation -- Building Leonardo's bottino -- Ch. V. Epilogue : Leonardo's legacy and impact on modern technology -- App. 1. Leonardo on the bell ringer water clock -- App. 2. Electronic representation of the clock operation.
Summary, etc.: This text reinterprets Leonardo da Vinci's mechanical design work, aiming to reveal a sophistication heretofore, unrecognized by art historians or engineers. It recovers Leonardo's notes, showing that apparently unconnected fragments scattered in manuscripts are actually cohesive designs for functioning automata.
Subject: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519.
Robots > Design and construction > History.

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