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Automaton

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Demonstration of David Roentgen's Automaton of Queen Marie Antoinette, The Dulcimer Player

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Automaton

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Mechanical Marvels—Automaton: Walking Monk Figure, 1550

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Automatons: The Original Robots

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Nancy - The Automaton

An automaton is a self-operating machine, or a machine or control mechanism designed to automatically follow a predetermined sequence of operations, or respond to predetermined instructions. Some automata, such as bellstrikers in mechanical clocks, are designed to give the illusion to the casual observer that they are operating under their own power.
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