A whimsical collection of anniversaries in robotics. Coming up in the next few days:
21 May 1792: Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis born
Buried in Cimetière de Montparnass, Paris
24 May 1977: R2D2 and C3PIO debut in Stars Wars movie
They appear in the first movie, subsequently episode 4, of the franchise.
1 June 1966: Surveyor 1 lands
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.