Photo collection illustrated magazine Het Leven (1906-1941) > Sensational news

Het Leven, 1932.

Its photos of accidents and disasters attracted the attention of large audiences, often with headings that began with ‘Devastating accident'. But new developments were also imparted with a sense of sensation. This robot, operated using radio technology, was described as the thrill of the London Radio Exhibition in 1932. It was capable of sitting, standing, moving, speaking and reading; its ears were microphones, its eyes were binoculars and its mouth was a loudspeaker. There were apparently no photos available of one interesting detail of the robot, with a total weight of three tons, namely, when one of the robot's arms fell on the inventor, a skull fracture knocked him into hospital.

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