Robot Introduces Banquet Speakers and Makes it Snappy (Feb, 1933)

Robot Introduces Banquet Speakers and Makes it Snappy

RECOMMENDED for speakers tired of the general run of chairmen is a new robot speaker created by Prof. William Beard of the California Institute of Technology, at Pasadena.

Prof. Beard takes the robot with him to lectures, sets it beside him, and the phonograph within the robot speaks: “Friends and fellow robots, if any. Now I have got to be a chairman and introduce this distinguished gentleman on the right who has a message of importance to give you. Unlike most chairmen, I am not going to talk you to death, but will cut it short. Okay, professor, shoot.”

Prof. Beard’s robot is made from sheet iron, a coffee pot, toothbrushes for eyebrows, electric lights for eyes, and a self-starting phonograph for a voice.

4 comments
  1. Stannous says: February 23, 20089:43 am

    This guy’s from Cal Tech and THIS is the best he could come up with?

  2. Max says: February 23, 20082:44 pm

    So that’s why my robot didn’t work…I didn’t give him wingtips!

  3. Roflcopter says: February 25, 20085:11 am

    Actually I could not tell whos the robot and whos the inventor…

    And again yet another proof that Calvis was o so right, in order to make a robot you need: The lever, the pulley, the inclined plane, and, um, the internal combustion engine.
    All 4 a re obviously missing here ;-)

  4. vin edsel says: February 25, 200811:52 am

    if i had to face a crappy robot like this i would just start firing people left and right…

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