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AT&T Robotics Program Circa 1963 [Video]

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The year was 1963 and robots were still relegated to menial tasks and science fiction.  But AT&T saw the future of robotics.  They knew that one day there would be a chance that robots may turn against us in a horrible Matrix style apocalypse.

“The computer machine would function flawlessly, were it not for the blundering clumsleyness of incompitent man.” – Computer H14

This video was produced by Jim Henson for a seminar given to business owners about the new field of data communication.  The AT&T Archives explains that Henson later used his robot character as inspiration for a similar character at the 1964 World’s Fair.

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