This day in robotics

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

March 1, 2021
  • 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, 2021
  • 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

March 6, 2021
  • 6 March  2000: SIFT patent filed   

    Filed by David Lowe and assigned to The University of British Columbia

March 13, 2021
  • 13 March  2004: DARPA grand challenge 1   

    The first DARPA grand challenge. No team won, but CMU robot Sandstorm got the furthest.

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