Seleno, The Electric Dog

Seleno, The Electric Dog

While mucking about on the most excellent BEAM Wiki, I bumped into this fascinating proto-BEAM bot from 1912(!). I was certainly familiar with W. Grey Walter’s pioneering work in the 1940s, but not this much earlier light-seeking analog robot.

Seleno, The Electric Dog


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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