AT&T Robotics Program Circa 1963 [Video]
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.