Patrick Rizzo’s Dancing Robot

When Patrick Rizzo built his "walking and dancing" robot back in 1948, he said it was the only robot in the world able to perform such feats without wires and cables trailing behind it. It could walk unaccompanied into a room and then dance a jig. He valued it at $100,000. [Telegraph-Herald - Oct 22 1948]

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Oct 29, 2013
     Category: Robots | 1940s

He should've built one that could build cars without being in a union.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/29/13 at 10:41 AM
Nah, he went on to build a little robot dog that pooped AA batteries all over the house.
Posted by KDP on 10/29/13 at 12:47 PM
If that robot could build cars that guy would be rich and famous! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 10/29/13 at 07:44 PM
Did he send it out with his son for protection? "Danger Vincent Rizzo!"
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/29/13 at 08:55 PM
I wonder whatever became of his son Vincent. Cybernetics expert, or bootblack?
Posted by tadchem on 10/30/13 at 05:23 AM
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