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This day in robotics

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

May 21, 2020
  • 21 May  1792: Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis born   

    Buried in Cimetière de Montparnass, Paris

May 24, 2020
  • 24 May  1977: R2D2 and C3PIO debut in Stars Wars movie   

    They appear in the first movie, subsequently episode 4, of the franchise.

June 1, 2020
  • 1 June  1966: Surveyor 1 lands   

You can link to the calendar directly, it’s a shared Google calendar with id: 6qc6jisliothij6m6lr9gl7uk0@group.calendar.google.com and here’s a link to a Web calendar view.