Hans Bullmann created clockwork figure androids in Nuremberg, Germany in 1525. An android is an automaton in human form, and some his male and female figures played musical instruments.
- History of Computers and Computing, Automata, Gianello Torriano
Juanelo Turriano. The first android in the Western World, a completely mechanical figure which simulated a living human or animal, operating with apparently responsive action, is believed to have been constructed in 1525 by Hans Bullmann (?-1535) of Nuremberg, Germany.
- The Role of Automata in the History of Technology
The first android of record is believed to have been constructed by Hans Bullmann of Nuremberg (?-1535). … Another pioneer in the construction of androids was a contemporary of Bullmann named Gianello Torriano of Cremona (ca.
- Robotics timeline [PDF]
water-driven device with the world’s first clockwork escapement mechanism … German scholar Hans Bullmann designs and builds humanoid androids who play …
- Machines in the Garden – Arcade (Stanford) – Stanford University
A very early example is the clock that Charles IV commissioned for the … Hans Bullmann of Nuremberg built android musicians, for which Ferdinand I …