A whimsical collection of anniversaries in robotics. Coming up in the next few days:
1 March 1942: Three Laws of Robotics published
Described in the story "Runaround" published in the March 1942 issue of Astounding Science Fiction.
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
6 March 2000: SIFT patent filed
Filed by David Lowe and assigned to The University of British Columbia
13 March 2004: DARPA grand challenge 1
The first DARPA grand challenge. No team won, but CMU robot Sandstorm got the furthest.
You can link to the calendar directly, it’s a shared Google calendar with id: firstname.lastname@example.org and here’s a link to a Web calendar view.