Robots in Art Timeline

This page contains a timeline showing significant robots in art events, and dates showing the creation or announcement of the robots.

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CaptAlbanJRobertsRobotLondona x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1920 – Capt A.J. Roberts
CYSP 1 56 x80(1) Robots in Art Timeline 1956 – CYSP-1 Nicolas Schöffer
Bruce Lacey Electric Actors 2 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1963 - Electric Actors – Bruce Lacey 
john fare x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1964 – John Fare the Performance Artist using Robotic Props
K456 p1 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1964 – K456 – Nam Jun Paik & Shuya Abe
castro cid x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1964-5 – Robot Art – Enrique Castro-Cid
Lacey rosabosom65 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1965 - R.O.S.A.B.O.S.O.M. – Bruce Lacey
The Friendly Grey Computer x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1965 – Edward Kienholz "The Friendly Grey Computer"
RobertBreerFloat67 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1965-70 - Robert Breer
JamesSeawright 4 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1966 - James Seawright
LaLanne Tortue Bar Angelique1966 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1966 - R/C Tortoise – Lalanne
Lacey Mate67 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1967 – Mate – Bruce Lacey
ArthurMonestier1970p1 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1967 - R/C "Arthur" – Jacques Monestier
stephan von huene tapdancer x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1967 – "Kaliedophonic Dog", "Rosebud Annunciator" (1969) – Stephan von Huene
cybertheater Lev Nusberg x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1968 – Cybertheater – Lev Nusberg
ToyPetTheMachine68p1 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1968 – Toy-Pet  Plexi-Ball - Parkinson & Martin
Hoeydonck cyb x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1968-9 – "Homo Cyberneticum" ("Cybernetic Man") series – Paul van Hoeydonck
les levine cybernetic sculpture x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1969 – Cybernetic Sculpture – Les Levine
hunkin mechanical man 1969 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1969 – Tim Hunkin "Mechanical Man"
Seekp3 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1969-70 – SEEK Negroponte
cosme les automates x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1971 - "COSME", Le Chevalier de L'Espace – Jeanne Renucci-Convers
BLUe WAZoo Pallas 31 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1975-6 – Jim Pallas "Blue Wazoo"
Cohen turtle 1976 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1976 – AARON - Harold Cohen
On Off Cinemagic p1 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1976c – ON/OFF – Clayton Bailey
Murray Tinkelman mechanimals y1 x80 Robots in Art Timeline1978 – “Mechanimals” Illustrations by Murray Tinkelmann
Marco Automax Schodt x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1980 – Fuyo Robot Theater
deadchickensp4 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx - Dead Chickens
mitmuseumgansondoll x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx - Arthur Ganson
Gilbert peyre robot x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx - Gilbert Peyre
senster9 lrg x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx - Edward Ihnatowicz
jim whiting bimbo town x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx - Jim Whiting
0aarararca eduardo kac robot x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx – Eduardo Kac
kraftywerk gypsymidi4kj x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1991 - Kraftwerk's Robots
theo jansen animaris strandbeest  x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx – Strandbeest – Theo Jansen
MacMurtrie x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx - Chico MacMurtrie / Amorphous
SRL runningmachine x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx - Mark Pauline / SRL
colloquyofmobiles x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx - Pask – Colloquy
EmettLanacycle x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx - Roland Emett
tim lewis fawn x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx - Tim Lewis
kenji yanobe 1 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx - Kenji Yanobe
ken rinaldo x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx – Kenneth Rinaldo
Norman White x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx – Norman White
Vorn Demers Robot x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx – Louis Philippe Demers and Bill Vorn
Ausst7 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx – Daniel Depoutot
bbm guido 95 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx – BBM
Paul McCarthy robots x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx – Paul McCarthy
petit mal hungary x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx – Simon Penny
alan rath robot x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx – Alan Rath
Stelarc exoskeleton 1997 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 19xx - Stelarc
leonel moura robot x80 Robots in Art Timeline 2001 – Leonel Moura
tim hawkinson emoter x80 Robots in Art Timeline19xx – Tim Hawkinson
Heri Dono x80 Robots in Art Timeline  19xx – Heri Dono
mechanical donkey x80(1) Robots in Art Timeline 2003 - Christiaan Zwanikken's Robo-Donkey
19xx – Chris Burdon
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Early Drawing, Writing and Painting Machines (under construction)
 
Jaquet Droz Scribe x80 Robots in Art Timeline1770c – Jaquet-Droz Scribe 1772 Draughtsman
knaus writing machine  x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1760s – Friedrick von Knaus
maillardet android green lady x80 Robots in Art Timeline Philadelphia Doll – Maillardet Bros
Toy Artist hopkins sci am x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1895 – Pocock's Mechanical Artist (Toy)
Robert houdin georges mieles writing automaton x80 Robots in Art Timeline 18xx – Georges Mieles / Robert-Houdin - Drawing Automaton
duchamp rotary glass x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1920 – Marcel Duchamp – Rotary Glass Plates
Gakutensoku 4 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1928 – "Gakutensoku" by Makoto Nishimura
writing mannequin 1 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1929 – Lady Drawing Robot
jean tingley drawing machine x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1955-59 – Jean Tinguely – prototypes & Meta-matics
Bernard Smith Painting Machine 1960c x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1960c – Bernard Smith's Painting Machine
david medalla machines x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1964 – David Medalla "Sand Machine"
Cohen turtle 1976 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1976 – AARON - Harold Cohen
Anton Perich painting machine x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1977-8 – Anton Perich Painting Machine
Rebecca Horn painting machine x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1988 – Rebecca Horn Painting Machine
faster ganson mit museum x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1982 – Arthur Ganson Writing Machine "Go Faster"
theo jansen painting machine x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1984-6 – Theo Jansen Painting Machine
tim hawkinson signature chair x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1993 – Tim Hawkinson "Signature"
1990 – Angela Bulloch Painting machine "Betaville" & "Mudslinger" 1995
1995 – Natasha Kidd Painting Machines
1996 – Mark Hoskin "Word Turn"
Pollockzer II x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1998 – David Taylor – Pollockizer
painting machine carlos corpa 1999 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1999 – Carlos Corpa Drawing Machine
lewis4 x80 Robots in Art Timeline  2000 – Tim Lewis "Auto-Dali Prosthetic"
symbiotica drawing machine 121 x80 Robots in Art Timeline  2001-4 - MEART – SymbioticA Rat Neuron Drawing Machine
Hex discworld writing machine x80 Robots in Art Timeline  "Hex" Discworld computer output device
 
Early Mechanical Talking Machines (under construction)
 
1770c- Friedrick von Knaus talking machine
erasmus darwin talking machine x80 Robots in Art Timeline  1771 – Erasmus Darwin Wooden mouth
kempelen voice x80 Robots in Art Timeline  1769-91 – Baron Wolfgang von Kempelen
2 talking heads x80 Robots in Art Timeline  1778 – Abbe Mical Talking heads
1779 – Christian Kratzenstein's resonators
1806 – Posch Speaking Machine (German)
1823 – Maelzel's Talking dolls and The Turk
1828 – Robertson
Wheatstone talking machine 1835 x80 Robots in Art Timeline  1835 – Charles Wheatstone
faber x80 Robots in Art Timeline  1840 – Joseph Faber's Euphonia
Alexander Graham & Melville Bell
reisz talking machine x80 Robots in Art Timeline  1837 – R.R. Reisz
1922 – J. Q. Stewart's  Electrical analog of the vocal organs
voder electronic talking machine x80 Robots in Art Timeline  1939 – Homer Dudley – Voder
1950 – Dunn's Electrical Vocal Tract
motormouth head x80 Robots in Art Timeline  19xx – Martin Riches – MotorMouth & Talking Machine
baginsky EG x80 Robots in Art Timeline  1999?- Nicolas Anatol Baginsky – "Elizabeth Gardner"
200x – Jim Whiting ElectroMechanical voice box

 

maywa denki seamoons 1 x80 Robots in Art Timeline  2004 – Maywa Denki "Seamoons" Artificial Vocal Cords
wt 6 detail x80 Robots in Art Timeline  2005c – Waseda Talking Robots – Kentaro Takada and Atsuo Takanishi
kagawa 2008 mech voice x80 Robots in Art Timeline 2008 – Kagawa Artificial voice
 
Early Musical Automatons, Androids and Robots (under construction)
 
Other Art Machines (Australian)
 
chromason 1972 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1972-4 - Josef Stanislaw Ostoja-Kotkowski - Kinetic and Laser art
Trefor Prest 1978 x80 Robots in Art Timeline 1973 – Trefor Prest's BioMechanical Sculptures
 
Related Art Work
 
raymond morales sculpture x80 Robots in Art Timeline Raymond Morales Metal Sculptures at Musee Morales