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The Tale of Archytas and the Steam-Powered Pigeon

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Transcript of The Tale of Archytas and the Steam-Powered Pigeon

The
Tale of Archytas and the
Steam-Powered Pigeon
Occupation
Archytas was an astronomer, philosopher, and a mathematician. He is known for his founding of mathematical mechanics.
What did Archytas create?
Archytas was born around 428 BC and died around 347 BC.
Around 400 BC, Archytas, the mighty, noble, innovative, and prosperous mathematician created the pigeon.
Archytas created the steam-powered pigeon, it was made out of wood.
This wasn't just the first robot created, it was also the first time a scientist dd research on the way birds fly.
By Noah Pires and Matt King
Because of this first robotic creation, many more designs have been created throughout the years. Now some robots can do the unthinkable, and can do jobs we normally wouldn't be able to. Without Archytas, the history of robotics would not be the same
The Man, the Myth, the Legend...Archytas
Who was Archytas?
Archytas was from Tarentum, which is now known as southern Italy.
Where was he from?
The pigeon was dropped from a pivot bar, and flew for about 200 meters before it ran out of steam.
The Pigeon
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