Artifact Details

Title

Drawing Turtle

Catalog Number

102723526

Type

Still image

Date

ca. 1988

Publisher

The Computer Museum

Place of Publication

Boston, MA

Description

A part of the The Computer Museum Slide Series Five: Robots

Text from Robot Slide Series insert -
"The idea of a computer-controlled drawing "turtle" was developed by the Logo Group of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the early 1970s. A turtle contained a pen, and could move around and draw on a paper surface by following commands. Harold Cohen built this robot turtle in 1977 to execute the commands of his intelligent picture-drawing system, Aaron. This turtle was used in exhibitions in the United States and the Netherlands before it was retired in 1980, and donated to the Computer Museum.The Computer Museum collection"

Category

Slide