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24/02/1709 French inventor and artist Jacques de Vaucanson is born

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A History Of Robots

He was very interested in automata. He designed automatic flute and tambourine player. They were able to play twelve songs. His most famous creation is a robotic duck. It appeared to have the ability to eat kernels of grain, and to metabolize and defecate them. Jacques de Vaucanson also designed first automatic loom. But this invention was not taken up.
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