Psycho Automaton

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Postby Richard Stokes » 02/01/11 08:16 PM

Reuben Hoggett has a very interesting website on early automata.

He has a section on Psycho, J.N. Maskelyne's Whist Playing automaton.

And the magic community might not be aware that back in the 1920s Jasper Maskelyne helped demonstrate and publicise a 'robot' designed by kiwi Captain Roberts.

Amazing stuff!
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Postby JohnCox » 02/01/11 10:21 PM

Great website. Thanks for the links, Richard.
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