A Brief History of Robotics by scishow: Why don’t we have robots taking care of our every need by now? A little history of the field of robotics might help you understand how hard it is to get machines to perform tasks, and far we’ve come in just a few decades. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
After Frank Reade Jr. assembled his improved version of his father's Steam Man, he turned to producing a mechanical man that would be powered by electricity. The result was the Electric Man, shown above and at right, during a trial run. In 1886, Reade Jr. traveled with this metal giant on a world tour similar to Archibald Campion's journey with Boilerplate.