Describing the spectator’s experience viewing a live demonstration of the Maillardet automaton, followed by a summary of the state-of-the-art development of the Writer-Draftsman automaton.
Several issues preventing safe operation are resolved. Pictures and a description of how the remedies were accomplished are included. This work set the stage for actual live testing of the automaton’s capabilities.
This segment features the first glimpse of the automaton’s drawing, and how notable improvements were accomplished. Also, a detailed account of how the lost original animation of the head and eyes.
Exquisite programming of the automaton’s amazingly life-like mannerisms is described, along with how the original designers accomplished this feat. Concludes with program selection philosophy.