A whimsical collection of anniversaries in robotics.  Coming up in the next few days:

March 22, 2019
  • 22 March  2010: Spirit rover fails   

    The rover fails to communicate after 6 years and 7.7 km roving the Martian surface

March 23, 2019
  • 23 March  1749: Pierre-Simon Laplace born   

    Buried on the family estate at Saint Julien de Mailloc in the canton of Orbec. The tomb is situated on a hill overlooking the village of St Julien de Mailloc, Normandy, France. The location can be found on Google Earth or Google Maps by searching for "Tombeau de Laplace"

March 25, 2019
  • 25 March  1962: Hough transform patent filed   

    Filed by Paul Hough and assigned to the US Atomic Energy Commission.

March 30, 2019
  • 30 March  1834: Rudolph Ackermann died   

    Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, London

March 31, 2019
  • 31 March  1727: Isaac Newton died   

    Buried in Westminster Abbey, London

 

You can link to the calendar directly, it’s a Google calendar at 6qc6jisliothij6m6lr9gl7uk0@group.calendar.google.com