A whimsical collection of anniversaries in robotics

February 19, 2017
  • 19 February  1910: William Grey Walter born   

February 20, 2017
  • 20 February  1912: George Devol born   

February 23, 2017
  • 23 February  1855: Carl Friedrich Gauss died   

    Buried in the Albanifriedhof cemetery, Göttingen.

February 27, 2017
  • 27 February  1907: Richard Hartenberg born   

March 1, 2017
  • 1 March  1942: Three Laws of Robotics published   

    Described in the story "Runaround" published in the March 1942 issue of Astounding Science Fiction.

March 5, 2017
  • 5 March  1827: Pierre-Simon Laplace died   

    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"

  • 5 March  1975: Bayer filter pattern patent filed   

    Filed by Bryce E. Bayer and assigned to Eastman Kodak Company

 

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