1950 – N.S.U. Motorcycle Robot Driver – (German)

ROBOT DRIVER: In Frankfurt, Germany—A motorcycle with a robot driver was one of features of a spring fair. Exhibited by the N.S.U. Motor Company of Neckarsulm, Germany, the robot showed the crowds how to drive the manufacturer's motorcycle. By a system of switches and electromagnets, the robot starts the engine, changes the three gears, drives at top speed for a while and, finally, brings the motorcycle to a stop.

Another NSU robot.

See the complete list of early Mechanical Men and Robots here.

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